William Hung: Racism, Or Magic? // "With William Hung, is there any other reason to extend the joke on America except that it plays to a racist image of the ineffectual Asian-American male?" Emil Guillermo wrote on SF Gate in 2004 back when Hung was being hailed as the "next Elvis." "You certainly wouldn't see them glorify a black man who couldn't sing and dance on American Idol. Nor would they prop up a clumsy, tone-deaf white person."