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Sep 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Daniel Dae Kim Poised to Take What was Once a Whitewashed Role

Daniel Dae Kim Poised to Take What was Once a Whitewashed Role

posted by Randall

Daniel Dae KimDaniel Dae Kim can only hope what Hollywood took away, it will give back.

Variety reports the former Hawaii Five-O star is in talks to take over the role abandoned by Ed Skrein in Liongate’s reboot of Hellboy.

How ironic that would be if that happens.

It was just a few months ago that Kim … Read more

Asian Americans

Ed Skrein Pulls Out of Hellboy Rather Than Play Whitewashed Role

posted by Randall
Ed Skrein

Ed Skrein
Photo by Gordon Correll

Wow, this is frankly stunning.

We heard this from our partners at YOMYOMF

Ed Skrein has backed out of his starring role in the upcoming reboot of Hellboy rather than accept a role that is whitewashed.

Erin Chew wrote:

Well well well, what do we have here? It appears

Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

posted by Takuma Okada

Miss SaigonBy Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

“Miss Saigon” is the latest hit musical to receive the revival treatment, perhaps taking its cue from the success of The King and I in 2015. But while we can celebrate the diverse cast, Miss Saigon has been a source of controversy in the U.S. since it first came to … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vogue Diversity Issue Is a Head Scratcher

Vogue Diversity Issue Is a Head Scratcher

posted by Randall
Vogue Diversity Issue

Vogue “diversity” Issue

The word diversity is thrown around a lot. It means different things to different people.

Folks at Vogue are learning their idea of diversity doesn’t fit with a lot of other people.

In the just released diversity issue of Vogue, they have Danish-German American fashion model Karlie Kloss in black hair dressed … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Yellowface Casting Controversy Erupts in Houston

Yellowface Casting Controversy Erupts in Houston

posted by Randall
Houston Grand Opera

Photo by Houston Grand Opera

500,000 Asian Americans live in Houston. They are the fastest growing ethnic population in the city.

Yet the Houston Grand Opera seems to be stuck in a different time.

It’s new production of Nixon in China features White actors in Asian roles.

The Houston Chronicle describes the portrayal of those … 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

Asian Americans

May 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Vent Frustration #MyYellowFaceStory #WhiteWashedOut

Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Vent Frustration #MyYellowFaceStory #WhiteWashedOut

posted by Louis Chan
Scarlett Johansson

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

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Fans joined actors from both Broadway and Hollywood to vent their rage about the lack of roles for both Asian Americans in film and on stage.

Two Twitter hashtag campaigns have gained momentum in the last … Read more

Blogs

Feb 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: #HollywoodSoWhite – The incredible ‘whiteness’ of being

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

posted by Randall
Whitewashing

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

Chinese American

Tibetan Feminist: Is Marvel Breaking the Glass Ceiling or Whitewashing?

posted by Randall

Dr Strange

Dr. Strange


 
Coming off the recent controversy over the casting of Emma Stone as a Hawaiian Chinese in the movie Aloha, the internet has been buzzing about another whitewashing controversy.
 
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tilda Swinton is in negotiations to play a Tibetan character in the Marvel studio’s Dr. Strange.
 … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 2, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Complex: Cameron Crowe Casts Another White Actress to Portray Asian American

Complex: Cameron Crowe Casts Another White Actress to Portray Asian American

posted by Randall

Jacquelyn ByersFresh off his decision to cast Emma Stone to play Allison Ng in the box office bomb Aloha, there’s word that Cameron Crowe has cast another White actress to portray an Asian American.

Complex reports that Crowe has selected an actress named Jacquelyn Byers to play Natalie Shin in the upcoming Showtime comedy, RoadiesRead more

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