Instead, the director went with a Chinese accent. While much of the recent debate around Asian representation in Hollywood has centered on whitewashing — when white actors are cast to tell Asian stories — working actors said a lack of opportunity was only one part of the problem. Asian American actors said they rarely, if ever, got auditions for leading roles, and when they did get parts, they were frequently secondary to the plot or portrayed offensive tropes. Asian men said they were often relegated to roles as tech nerds, assistants, doctors — sometimes highly emasculated, desexualized characters. Asian women, meanwhile, regularly go up for parts as masseuses and sex workers or characters described as submissive, fragile or quiet. Asian American actors said there had been an increase in diverse roles in recent years, though, and some were hoping that the recent controversy surrounding Ghost in the Shell — which starred Scarlett Johansson in the remake of an anime classic — would inspire directors and producers to stop whitewashing Asian characters.
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There was something undeniably special to me about seeing not just Asian people but Asian Americans articulating the same experiences I had growing up. No one else was joking about Tiger Balm as a panacea, the shoes that piled up at the doorway of Asian parties, and eating every last grain of rice lest you disrespected the farmers who worked so hard to grow it. All these years later, Asian American YouTubers still have a special sway in the community. We cheer on Asian American celebrities like Constance Wu when they calls out stereotypes and whitewashing, and certainly for good reason.