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Asian Americans

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

Asian Americans

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

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trust Is a Big Issue with The Great Wall

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

Dec 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vanity: Margaret Cho and Tilda Swinton Exchange Emails over Whitewashing of Dr. Strange

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

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Hapa Capsulizes Painful Moments from 2016 Asian America in Less than 90 Seconds

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

Oct 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vulture: Disney Will Make All Major Mulan Live Action Characters Chinese

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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

May 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Tess Paras Spoofs Typecasting

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

Jul 25, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on A Cold Dose of Reality for Asian Americans

A Cold Dose of Reality for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Aloha

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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