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Daily Kos: Asian Americans Have Themselves to Blame for Cameron Crowe and Emma Stone

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Emma StoneThere’s been a lot of outrage in the Asian American community over the whitewashing of Emma Stone’s character Allison Ng in the Cameron Crowe movie Aloha.  However, an open letter published in the Daily Kos wonders if Asian Americans have misdirected their rage.

Sure Hollywood is to blame and it was Cameron Crowe who bears ultimate responsibility for the casting choice, a choice for which he has since issued an “heartfelt apology.”

The letter written by Beverly Murray openly questions whether those complaining need to do a bit more soul searching.

Are you one of those Asian parents that pushes violin lessons and piano recitals on your kid, yet discourages any sort of creativity when it comes to career choice? Have you or would you freak out if your child wanted to start a punk rock band, become an artist or maybe a filmmaker?

Are you one of those Asian kids who’s flocked to pre-med, engineering or computer science? Nothing wrong with that, if that’s what truly inspires you. But if you’re making the safe choice, when your passions are somewhere else, then perhaps you’re selling yourself short.

Is Beverly being too harsh or does she have a point? Does anything she say hit close to home for you? Read her letter in the Daily Kos and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Guest says:

    RE: Asian Americans have themselves to blame for Cameron Crowe & Emma Stone: Beverly Murray is CLUELESS. First of all, where do you think all of these Asian Americans LEARNED to PUSH their kids into EUROPEAN musical ARTS, sciences and engineering from? They are modeling the DOMINANT white majority and THEIR recipe for success. Second Asians are VERY creative and artistic. Beverly Murray should do some research and see that the CHINESE have TAKEN over the WORLD art scene and production. They are just DOMINATING this field. Artists ALL around the world are complaining about the CHEAP, but HIGH quality art coming out of China that has flooded the world market. Having grown up in Los Angeles I have seen how the city rips through young aspiring actors with a vengeance. The MAJORITY of ELITE Americans PUSH a certain curriculum for academic success. Asians are just following the RECIPE for success. Plenty of unconventional artist Asian American kids have TRIED to breakthrough the Hollywood glass ceiling. We ALL know it is because of DELIBERATE executive actions that PREVENT our people from getting PRIME roles in the industry. Beverly is the one who needs to REFLECT upon her own claims.

  2. n songs says:

    RE: Asian Americans have themselves to blame for Cameron Crowe and Emma Stone: They are just DOMINATING this field. Artists ALL around the world are complaining about the CHEAP, but HIGH quality art coming out of China that has flooded the world market. Having grown up in Los Angeles I have seen how the city rips through young aspiring actors with a vengeance.

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