Yes, Ali Wong is getting divorced. No, it’s not from Randall Park: NPR


The real Justin Hakuta, pictured with comedian Ali Wong in 2019.

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The real Justin Hakuta, pictured with comedian Ali Wong in 2019.

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Ali Wong has provided the public with plenty of very personal information about her husband, Justin Hakuta, during the eight years the couple has been married.

In her latest Netflix stand-up special, Don Wongthe Asian-American actor boasted of his Asian-American husband’s honors: He attended Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard Business School, and he was a Fulbright scholar.

She also referred to his Keanu Reeves-like appearance and said, “I like guys who look as close to Keanu Reeves as possible.”

In the 2018s Hard Knock Wife, Wong talked about the couple’s pre-nup and Hakuta’s income, which apparently pales in comparison to hers. Before that, in Baby CobraWong told the story of how they met, admitting she thought Hakuta was out of her league, so she came up with a plan “to catch his a **!”

Still, despite the plethora of highly Google-relevant information out there about him and the red carpet of the two, the day Wong confirmed that she and her husband were planning to split up, some news media misidentified Hakuta by misusing pictures of the Asian American actor Randall Parker instead.

Wong and Park starred together in exactly one movie: the Netflix hit Always be mine maybe.


Parade magazine has offered an apology to comedian Ali Wong; her soon-to-be ex-husband, Justin Hakuta; and actor Randall Park for incorrectly posting a picture of Park (see here) in his story of Wong and Hakuta’s divorce.

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Parade magazine has offered an apology to comedian Ali Wong; her soon-to-be ex-husband, Justin Hakuta; and actor Randall Park for incorrectly posting a picture of Park (see here) in his story of Wong and Hakuta’s divorce.

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The bummer has revived the hashtag #wrongasian on social media and spurred new rounds of ridicule of the business, i.a. Parade magazine, which has since deleted a tweet with Wong and Park.

“Come on! Can’t we ruin the news of Ali Wong’s divorce with wrong Asian racism?” tweeted Phil Yu, co-author of Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to the Present.

Others joined in expressing a sense of exhaustion over having to shout such careless omissions, which are much more common in stories of colored people.

“In their defense, Justin [Hakuta] and Randall Park were both Asian on the same night this one time, ” wrote Esther Choo, an Asian-American doctor and health communicator, in a tweet that paired a picture of the red carpet of Wong and Hakuta with a picture of the red carpet of Wong and Park taken the same night.


MSN ran a picture with only Randall Park in its story of the end of Ali Wong’s eight-year marriage to Justin Hakuta.

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Meanwhile, MSN appears to have made a similar mistake, but somehow worse, by letting Wong completely out of the picture and only posting a picture of Park during a tweet that read: “Ali Wong and her husband Justin Hakuta divorced after 8 years of marriage, reports say. ”

Just last month, world-famous tennis star Serena Williams was at the center of a similar mistake New York Times. The newspaper had a story about Williams’ venture company that raised $ 111 million but used a picture of her sister Venus Williams by mistake.

“No matter how far we get, we are reminded that it is not enough,” Serena Williams replied on Twitter. “That’s why I raised $ 111 million for @serenaventures. To support the founders who are overlooked by ingrained systems that are sadly unaware of their biases. For even I am overlooked. You can do better, @ nytimes. “

Parade magazine has since published one apology to Wong, Hakuta and Park and has promised to “implement stronger measures going forward.”

It added: “We made a mistake and identified Ali Wong’s husband Justin Hakuta as her co-star Randall Park. We understand how hurtful this photo error was and the impact it can have, and we sincerely apologize for that.”

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