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Rafu Shimpo: Asian Americans Only Get to Play The Bad Guys in Olympus Has Fallen

posted by Randall

 

Olympus Has FallenA film about Korean terrorists taking over the White House opened last weekend to a $30 million box office. That’s $10 million more than anyone expected.

Rafu Shimpo reports Olympus Has Fallen features numerous parts for Asian American actors, but all them happen to be bad guys.

“Where’s the reminder that not all Asian people are to be feared and/or hated? Where are the Asian American Secret Service men who try to fight back?
asks Guy Aoki, co=founder of of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans/ “(Director Antoine) Fuqua couldn’t cast even one?”

Aoki says this would have never happened if the movie were about radical Jews taking over the United States, or if the terrorist group had been from an African country.

Read Aoki’s blog in the Rafu Shimpo and let us know what you think.

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