Margaret Cho Defends Golden Globes Character

The comedian played a North Korean Army officer.

ByABC NEWS
January 13, 2015, 12:00 PM

— -- Margaret Cho is proud of the sketches she performed at the Golden Globe Awards, though some viewers slammed them as racist.

In a recurring bit throughout Sunday night's Golden Globes telecast, the comedian played a North Korean Army officer and Hollywood Foreign Press Association member who criticized the ceremony.

"I'm of mixed North/South Korean descent -- you imprison, starve and brainwash my people you get made fun of by me #hatersgonhate #FreeSpeech," the San Francisco native wrote on Twitter.

The gag, which continued throughout the show, was intended to mock North Korea's objection to the film "The Interview." And in spite of the criticisms, Cho, 46, is still joking about it.

"I'm not playing the race card," she wrote. "I'm playing the rice card. #hatersgonwait #winnersgonpun."

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