Tuesday 17th January 2017,

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Asian Americans

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

Bad Ass Asians

No Asian American Has Ever Won an Oscar for Acting

posted by Randall

Haing Ngor

Haing Ngor in The Killing Fields

The diversity of both the winners and presenters at Sunday’s Emmy presentations contrasted greatly with the lack of diversity at the Oscars.
Movie Pilot reports there has never been an Asian American who’s won an Oscar for acting.
Three actors from Asia have taken home the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jackie Chan to Receive an Oscar

posted by Randall
Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan in last year’s Dragon Blade.

By Ed Diokno


Jackie Chan, the martial artist and bonafide movie star, will be getting an Oscar after scores of films in a career that spans five decades.


It will be an honorary Oscar for the Hong Kong-born actor. He will receive the golden statuette at … Read more


The Wrap: Ang Lee & George Takei Invited to Meet with The Academy Over Anti-Asian Jokes

posted by Randall

Ang Lee announces Oscars

Ang Lee announces Oscars with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro

It was just in January when Ang Lee joined actor John Krasinski, fellow filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards.
Just three months later, Lee and other Asian American members of the Academy … Read more

Asian Americans

Apology from Academy Rings Hollow to Many Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Oscar Statues

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Reaction to an apology from the Academy over anti-Asian jokes has been less than enthusiastic from many in the Asian American community.

Actor George Takei who was one of 25 Asian American members of the Academy to sign a letter protesting the jokes told the New York Times “It … Read more


Blog: Academy Apologizes for Chris Rock Skit at Oscars

posted by Louis Chan
Chris Rock's Asian kids at the Oscars

Chris Rock’s Asian joke fell flat

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Prompted by a sharply worded letter by 25 Asian American members of the Academy about the “perpetuation of racist stereotypes” about Asians, the group behind the Oscars has apologized for a skit by Chris Rock and jokes made by Sacha Baren Cohen during … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

AAPI Community Still Buzzing about Oscar’s Asian Jokes

posted by Randall

Chris Rock Asian Joke

By Ed Diokno

Oscar’s joke, at the expense of Asians and Asian Americans, continues to draw the wrath of the AAPI community days after the Academy Awards was aired.

The three Asian American youngsters brought on stage as the Price Waterhouse  Coopers accountants didn’t know they were going to be the butt of the racist … Read more


Blog: #HollywoodSoWhite – The incredible ‘whiteness’ of being

posted by Randall

Hollywood has a long history of ‘yellow face’ with some pretty big names taking part including, from left: Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Mickey Rooney. Can you name the films they were in where they played Asians? (For answers, see below.)

By Ed Diokno

I can’t wait until Chris Rock comes on stage to host … Read more


Variety to Hollywood: Shame on Us

posted by Randall

Variety Shame on Us Headline

By Ed Diokno

Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes at Comic Con San Diego 2009


Just when it appears that Hollywood is going to make some serious movement towards diversity, along comes the announcement that Joseph Fiennes is going to play Michael Jackson in a movie.


Really? When I mentioned the need for creative casting in an … Read more


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