AP mixed up Emmy winner Alan Yang with 'Master of None' actor Kelvin Yu

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Straight off of an Emmy win for writing the Master of None episode "Parents," a lot more people are getting to know Alan Yang's face and name — except for the Associated Press

The news agency tagged the Master of None creator as Master of None star Kelvin Yu in a series of photographs from the ceremony, which, at time of publication, is still hosted on AP's website. 

AP search results for Kelvin Yu yield results for 'Master of None' star Alan Yang.
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Associated Press

The mix-up is especially ironic given that, during his speech on stage after his Emmy win, Yang called for greater representation of Asians on screen. 

"There's 17 million Asian-Americans in this country, and there's 17 million Italian-Americans," Yang said. "They have The GodfatherGoodfellasRocky, The Sopranos. We've got Long Duk Dong." 

He continued, "Asian parents out there: ... a couple of you get your kids cameras instead of violins."

Yang and Yu were not the only Emmy attendees to get mixed up. The Emmys sent out a tweet that misidentified Empire star Terrence Howard as The People vs. OJ Simpson star Cuba Gooding Jr. 

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