What we learned from Twitter's #whitewashedOUT
May 04, 2016 at 5:43 am
The statistics are staggering.
Much love & respect to Asian actors sharing their stories here👉 #whitewashedOUT the industry just has to do better pic.twitter.com/MX2UPDKZbW — Pia Glenn (@PiaGlenn) May 3, 2016
And, of course, this systemic racism didn't happen overnight.
When they say profits justify giving white people jobs over Asian people, it is hard to deny racism is systemized by money💵 #whitewashedOUT — Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) May 3, 2016
Is claiming white actors bring more money to the movies, meanwhile Chris Hemsworth has been in more flops than I can count #whitewashedOUT— Valerie Complex (@ValerieComplex) May 3, 2016
These films were notoriously whitewashed & were box offices flops #whitewashedOUT pic.twitter.com/oFSz9kS2fa — lauren. (@wckdstiles24) May 3, 2016
Lack of representation derails dreams, and silences any critic.
Growing up wishing you were white so you could be characters in stories #whitewashedOUT— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) May 3, 2016
When every little Asian girl's favorite princess is Mulan because she is ALL WE HAVE. #whitewashedOUT — Ju Li K (@Juleshortstuff) May 3, 2016
When the message is that i need to just watch Asian tv and movies and not complain #whitewashedOUT— Gleggie (@GleggieBaby) May 3, 2016
And it isn't just on the silver screen where the Asian community is drowned out.
#whitewashedOUT includes the music industry. There's little inclusion for Asian musicians in the USA's mainstream pop culture
— ️ (@FiIipinx) May 3, 2016
Asians are either reduced to minimal or no exposure; or are only painted ethnic when deemed necessary.
why cast an asian woman in an asian role when you could just give becky an angled bob haircut#whitewashedOUT — marvel comics' silk© (@traceyfanclub) May 3, 2016
#whitewashedOUT Keanu Reeves is coded white in every movie, until 47 Ronin when suddenly Hollywood cares about his Chinese grandmother.— Fangirl Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) May 3, 2016
Not a sidekick. Not a sidechick. #whitewashedOUT — Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) May 3, 2016