Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
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 [...]
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 [...]
Maybe Asian American actors are like poor Keiji Kiriya: doomed to constantly relive missed opportunities.
Warner Bros has gone forward with the Akira adaptation.
Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves as Kaneda? Legendary Pictures pulls out of co-financing Akira? What’s going on?!
George Takei is interviewed by Canada’s CBC Radio about his stance on Akira
Veteran Asian American actor George Takei speaks to The Advocate about his concerns with Warner Bros. proposed adaptation of AKIRA
“Young Asian actors get few opportunities in Hollywood. Warner Bros could’ve helped change this with Akira, but is casting only whites.” – George Takei, April 2nd, 2011
Racebending.com, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, and several other organizations write Warner Bros. requesting a meeting to discuss fair casting.