Ish. From the interview of Tina Fey:
IF YOU DON’T GET THE JOKE, THAT’S YOUR PROBLEM “Steer clear of the internet and you’ll live forever. We did an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode and the internet was in a whirlwind, calling it ‘racist’, but my new goal is not to explain jokes. I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves. There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.”We already know I have issues with the show's character/plot for Asian Americans (although I don't fault anyone for taking a job) - especially when you hold it up to shows like Fresh Off The Boat and Dr. Ken.
But Fey's latest quote - well - I don't need to explain myself that much either because I regularly opt out of explaining things to the dumbass white people - it just reeks of being an old ass minded white woman who takes her privilege seriously and who apparently can't really deduce between internet trolls and actual criticism which may have to do with race.
I'm sure putting on blackface and making chinky jokes took some effort too.