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May 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on “Asian AF”: Asian American Performers in the Spotlight

“Asian AF”: Asian American Performers in the Spotlight

posted by Brittney Le
Will Choi

Will Choi

“First you make them laugh, then you make them listen.”

That’s what actress Keiko Agena says about Asian AF,an Asian American variety show in Los Angeles to combat the underrepresentation of Asians in Hollywood, reports ABC News

The actress from Gilmore Girls and 13 Reasons Why was one of the featured performers … Read more

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Ghost in the Shell earnings for the weekend looking much lower than initial predictions, is this a response to whitewashing?

posted by Takuma Okada
Ghost in the Shell

From Paramount Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Weekend box office sales are in through Saturday, and the whitewashing adaptation of the multi-media Japanese phenomenon Ghost in the Shell struggled against Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Ghost took the number three spot, taking in only $20 million compared to $48 million for … Read more

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New Whitewashing Controversy Takes Off Over Death Note

posted by Randall

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition protesting yet another example of whitewashing in the works.

The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.

Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more


Mar 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ghost In The Shell promo backfires: I am … laughing

Ghost In The Shell promo backfires: I am … laughing

posted by Randall
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johannson is made to look more Asian in Ghost in the Shell

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

This is hilarious! At the risk of creating more buzz for the movie Ghost In The Shell, I had to share how the movie’s ad campaign backfired. Instead of promoting the film, it provided … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more


Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall


By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more


Visual Effects Used to Whitewash Ghost in the Shell

posted by Len Patel
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johannson is made to look more Asian in Ghost in the Shell

By Len Patel

Scotch tape is out. Digital effects are in. The results are the same. reports that the makers of the movie adaptation of the Japanese manga series Ghost in the Shell are using CGI VFX to make Scarlett Johansson … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

VC Post: Dreamworks Not Backing Down from Whitewashing ‘Ghost in the Shell’

posted by Randall

Motoko KusanakiScarlett JohanssonVC Post is reporting that Dreamworks is determined to move forward with plans to cast Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell.

A Care 2 petition by fans of the anime classic for an Asian actress to play the role has attracted 54,000 signatures so far.

Filming is scheduled to begin … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

IB Times: 30,000 Call on Disney Not to Whitewash Mulan

posted by Randall

Mulan They say the best defense sometimes is a good offense.

With that in mind, more than 32,000 have signed a petition on Care2Petititions demanding that Disney not whitewash the upcoming live action version of Mulan now in development.

Natalie Molnar, a children’s librarian from Michigan, launched the petition, according to the International Business Times. 

Casting … Read more

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NZ Herald: Petition Opposes Whitewashing of Japanese Film

posted by Randall

Ghost in the ShellA petition has been launched urging the producers of the upcoming adaptation of the Japanese film Ghost in the Shell not to cast Scarlett Johansson, reports the New Zealand Herald.

The petition directed at DreamWorks reads:

“The original film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese … So why … Read more


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