Monday 27th March 2017,

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Trust Is a Big Issue with The Great Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Great Wall

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Much has been written about the whitewashing of The Great Wall, the movie starring Matt Damon who heroically saves the iconic structure from destruction (seriously, did you think the movie would end any other way?) and directed by China’s Yimou Zhang.

There’s a serious trust issue between the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Vanity: Margaret Cho and Tilda Swinton Exchange Emails over Whitewashing of Dr. Strange

posted by Randall
Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

A series of emails between comedian Margaret Cho and actress Tilda Swinton over the recent whitewashing controversy of Dr. Strange has been made public.

It all started when Cho went on Bobby Lee’s podcast Tiger Belly and described their conversation that took place prior to the release of the movie as tense. Swinton … Read more

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Hapa Capsulizes Painful Moments from 2016 Asian America in Less than 90 Seconds

posted by Louis Chan

Mannequin Challenge

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A popular new video out less than a week freezes in time moments in 2016 that highlight the racism and the persistent whitewashing the Asian American community faced throughout the year.

The short A-woke is from multiracial filmmaker Teja Arboleda who grew up in Japan and co-producer Michael Tow, … Read more

Chinese American

Vulture: Disney Will Make All Major Mulan Live Action Characters Chinese

posted by Len Patel

MulanThe fire has been put out by Disney, at least for now.
Social media was set ablaze after an open letter published in Angry Asian Man claimed that a spec script purchased by Disney for the live action Mulan movie featured a White love interest who comes in to save the day.
It … Read more

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Birth of the Dragon Biopic Enrages Bruce Lee Fans, Buries Asians in Favor of a White Guy

posted by Randall
Birth of the Dragon

Birth of the Dragon

By DTM Universal
Cross-post from Dynasty Clothing MMA

Bruce Lee (played by rising Hong Kong Kung Fu star Philip Ng), the legendary martial arts icon who changed the world, is depicted as a one-dimensional, asexual, awkward loser who is jealous of the White guy in his own biographical film. A … Read more

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Celebrity Short Takes: Constance Wu, Justin Lin, Daniel Wu, Matt Damon, Vanessa Hudgens and More

posted by Randall
Full Metal Alchemist

The anime characters in Full Metal Alchemist and their human actors.

By Ed Diokno

Director’s decision counters Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’ practice


When the live-action adaptation of the wildly-popular manga-turned-anime Fullmetal Alchemist hits theaters next year, its entire cast of lead characters will be Japanese.

“I want to depict something that follows the original work as

Read more

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Tess Paras Spoofs Typecasting

posted by Randall

Tess ParasBy Ed Diokno

Before the recent brouhaha over “whitewashing” of Asian roles because – heaven knows  there isn’t enough work for downtrodden Euro American actors – there was (and continues to be) the practice of casting actors of color in stereotypical roles.


RELATED: Asian Americans decry ‘whitewashing’ of Asian roles


The dilemma for … Read more

Asian Americans

A Cold Dose of Reality for Asian Americans

posted by Randall


Sometimes Asian American need a friendly slap in the face.

Writer Beverly Murray who was born and raised in Singapore and moved to the U.S. when she was 16 thinks this may be one of those times.

Asian Americans don’t see a lot of themselves represented on the big movie screen unless we’re prostitutes, nerds … Read more

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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

Community Issues

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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