Is oriental the same as asian? And why is oriental offensive?

I heard that oriental is offensive I can't for the life of me understand why. I can understand why midgets find that term offensive because if somene short is bothering you you might call them a midget to offend them so it's become a bad word, but oriental- I don't get it. Also, Asian means all... show more I heard that oriental is offensive I can't for the life of me understand why. I can understand why midgets find that term offensive because if somene short is bothering you you might call them a midget to offend them so it's become a bad word, but oriental- I don't get it.

Also, Asian means all asians- Like Chinese And Indians. But oriental only means the asians from china, japan and korean descent and doesn't include indians- right?
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