Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
DreamWorks whitewashes an Asian lead–all while failing to provide roles for Asian American actors.
Gene Yang talks about The Green Turtle, diversity in publishing, and his latest Avatar comic, The Rift!
Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely! After Phil Yu posted this, I spent a couple hours stewing in a pit of rage. I’m still […]
Marvel announced the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 but may be leaving the Asian and gay characters out of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Platinum Studios is again trying to market “The Weapon”, but there is no mention of David Henrie this time around…
On January 13th, 2012, CNN’s In America blog published a feature story by Stephanie Siek: “Is Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ Asian roles?”. Racebending.com is quoted and interviewed. Racebending.com, an international grassroots organization founded in 2009, protests what it sees as the “whitewashing” of film roles and pushes for the fair representation of minorities in media. Spokesman Michael […]
In our last blog post about the casting of Tom Cruise in All You Need is Kill, we mentioned the 1997 adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s seminal science fiction novel, Starship Troopers. The main character of Starship Troopers by Heinlein: Juan Rico, a Filipino hero (rare in science fiction even today.) The main character of […]
Maybe Asian American actors are like poor Keiji Kiriya: doomed to constantly relive missed opportunities.
Warner Bros has gone forward with the Akira adaptation.