What would it look like if Asian-Americans were given lead roles in films?
“There are a lot of perceptions tied what it means to be Asian that are not seen as desirable.” Films often categorize Asians into the scientist, the doctor and whilst these can be complimentary professions, they are never viewed as sexy with capacity to be loved.
“To look at the world around you and realize you don’t look that way can be very isolating.” Whitewashed roles can still cause empathetic issues because of the under-representation given to minorities.
The staff at Buzzfeed decided to take on this problem by editing well-known movie posters to mimic the world they know better: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolaang/asian-americans-photoshopped-themselves-onto-movie-posters-a?utm_term=.btkg1mVmX#.flj9RQjQv
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