Views from the Edge
Casting is underway for Tong Wars, an upcoming Amazon teleseries opening up a slew of opportunities for Asian American actors.
Wong Kar-Wai, an indie superstar director in Chinese films, will be directing the series that takes place in 19th-century San Francisco.
According to Variety, “The series is set against the … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Two giants in the commerce world have so far not commented about the use of a racist caricature featured on items they sell.
AsAmNews has reached out to both Amazon and Walmart, but have yet to hear back.
Walmart did apparently remove the … Read more
American Girl is taking its drive for more diversity to television.
An American Girl special will air on Amazon featuring a 10-year-old Chinese American girl and her mother.
The story is titled An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976, A Happy Balance
By Cathy Sun
An Asian American mother in Maryland has turned funny stories about her family into a comic book that debuted as the number 1 new release in the comic strip section of Amazon. Cindy Goh’s book, Samuelism: C Starts with Cookie is mostly based upon the unfiltered and ridiculous thoughts of … Read more
Imagine the uproar that would erupt if Walmart sold underwear with the image of Jesus Christ on them.
That’s what happened when word leaked out that Amazon Canada was selling underwear with the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha on the hip.
The next day the online retailer removed “Women’s Ganesh Ganesa Ganapati 4 White Hipsters” from … Read more
Amazon has quietly removed some 60 doormats for sale featuring Hindu deities, temples and saints following an outcry from Hindu leaders in the United States.
The images people would have been wiping their feet on included the Hindu deities Shiva, Vishnu, Keishna, Ganesha, Venkateswara, Saraswati, Murugan, Durga-Hanuman, and Padmanabha.
Rajan Zed, president of … Read more
By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter
Joel de la Fuente is currently starring as Chief Inspector Kido in Amazon Studios’ … Read more
By Shirley N Lew
I’m shaking my head at this really hard. Really hard. WTH?
To not give any attention to the author, I won’t mention his … Read more