Some of the most famous examples of the East Asian community being stereotyped in America probably come from the following sources.
Of course Breakfast at TIffany's wasn't the first piece of popular culture to employ stereotypes for humor. During World War II many media outlets (especially cartoons) used anti-Japanese imagery to turn America's sympathies against their wartime enemy.
Consider why media groups might send a particular message about a group of people with whom they are in conflict? Now consider the residual effect that these types of images and media might have on the lasting culture in a country.
Now consider if there is a difference between the images above and something like this movie by the Wayans brothers? Why might this not seem quite as offensive as some of the other images we've looked at?