February 12, 2015 3:53 PM EST

Eddie Huang wants everyone to stop freaking out about Margaret Cho.

The author of the memoir-turned-television-show Fresh Off the Boat, Huang spoke to TIME recently about the show, but also weighed in on Cho, who sparked controversy last month. Cho appeared in a Golden Globes skit as a North Korean army general and contributor for “Movies Wow!” magazine—a made-up publication featuring the exploits of the all-too-real North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Critics called the skit minstrelsy, and accused the bit of being a racist take on Asians during a show in which Asians were virtually absent.

But Huang felt different. Watch the above video to find out why.

More Must-Read Stories From TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com.

Read More From TIME
You May Also Like
EDIT POST