This is what you would call a "funny haha":
Ah yes, the traditional Asian meat catapult.
Wouldn’t be able to eat steak any other way.
The New York Times stuck chopsticks willy-nilly all over this photo, but they didn't fully commit to the bit.
If we’re being honest, though, chopsticks in the beer would have just been even more offensive. This is a lose-lose situation.
It turns out that Chan's commentary actually had an effect. They changed the picture:
After that, it seems they deleted the whole article. Maybe they’ve learned their lesson. In the meantime…
Wilfred Chan has been a champion for months now, calling the Times out on their cultural insensitivity left and right.
Make a fool out of yourself once, New York Times, shame on you. Make the same mistake twice? Shame on you again. That’s how the saying goes, right?
Anyway, in conclusion:
People of color need to be better represented in every industry. Period. It’s nearly 2018. Let’s get with the picture, people.