Korean American rapper Dumbfoundead, AKA Jonathan Park, is taking the #StarringJohnCho concept to the next level.
The Koreatown-based musician took classic Hollywood scenes from both the big screen and television and superimposed his face on top of the White male stars.
“After the last Academy Awards and the regular whitewashing of Hollywood roles, I wrote this song and made this video to add my piece to the conversation,” said Dumbfoundead on Facebook and You Tube. “Thanks guys! New album coming out in July!”
His song Safe is described as a counter to how Asians and Asian Americans are perceived–the model minority that will “take it and smile, the punching bag of America.”
Safe is produced by Denny Kim and Kirby Lee and executive produced by Park.
“Park embodies the qualities that #StarringJohnCho communicates: a lead with charisma, presence, and bankable talent,” said William Yu, the man behind #StarringJohnCho and a digital strategist from Massachusetts. “I personally think it is furthering the conversation of Asian American visibility. The song tackles the negative ways in which Asian Americans are perceived today.”
The Man Behind #StarringJohnCho
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