Why does hollywood hate asian guys so much?

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    May 22, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    It never ceases to amaze me how disrespectful the creators and casting directors of film and television are when it comes to asian guys. I jsut got back from the movies and there was a preview for the hangover 2. It's set in bangkok which is cool. You'd think this would be an opportunity to incorporate an asian guy or two into the story line.....not really. The only guy who will get any significant time on screen will probably be the stereotypical comic relief who reinforces the stereotypes that asian guys have to fight off all the time. Just in the last 12 months asian actors were fucked over royally when it came to the casting of DragonBall Revolution and the Last Air Bender.

    Hollywood doesn't treat black people this way, there are several black male actors who have the star power carry an entire film but virtually no Asian American actors who can do the same. It seems sometimes hollywood only has room for white and black actors. I've heard the argument that America isn't ready to see movies with non white stars but America comes out in droves to see Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle etc etc so that argument kind of seems like bullshit. There are more than just two races of men, and the film wont burst into flames if you cast an asian male lead. I'm not asian, so maybe its not for me to bring up but imo the way they treat asian guys really is ridiculously racist.
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    May 22, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    I met the tranny who played the tranny in Hangover 2. Apparently we used to work together in a club and SHE recognized ME! I was flattered. She gave me her number. icon_biggrin.gif

    Anyway, I dunno much about this thread....but I don't think COMEDY should ever incorporate any character to appease any civil rights movement much less impress the group of people it's depicting. But outside of comedy I think you have a point. Black people have more representation than any other minority in media IMO, especially more than Hispanics!

    [edit] Oh yeah one more thing. Apparently some people think that having an Asian in the media distracts customers from interacting with it. When I worked in a marketing firm and for this company, I was outright APPALLED that the owners of these hair products, which had 10 WHITE models on their products, rejected my idea of having this Asian chick because they thought that teens wouldn't buy the project if they saw an Asian on the cover. I simply didn't understand how any ethnicity advertising a product would lead me to not want to buy the product. But yup people are still totally fucking racist.
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    May 22, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    That's it!!! We need another Bruce Lee. He was hot hot hot! That'll solve the problem...?

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    May 22, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    It's because Asians have a higher percentage of hot guys, so Americans are jealous.
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    May 22, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    cityaznguy saidThat's it!!! We need another Bruce Lee. He was hot hot hot! That'll solve the problem...?

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    *double-drool*
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    May 22, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt's because Asians have a higher percentage of hot guys, so Americans are jealous.


    giggles.
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    May 22, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    Well Hollywood is run by the Jewish community. Do the Jewish behold some grudge against Asians too?
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    May 22, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidWell Hollywood is run by the Jewish community. Do the Jewish behold some grudge against Asians too?


    Yes. All Jews hate Asians and all Jews control all forms of media 100%.
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    May 22, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidWell Hollywood is run by the Jewish community. Do the Jewish behold some grudge against Asians too?


    Just when you think he couldn't possibly say something more obnoxious.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 22, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
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    JB82 said
    True_blue_aussie saidWell Hollywood is run by the Jewish community. Do the Jewish behold some grudge against Asians too?


    Yes. All Jews hate Asians and all Jews control all forms of media 100%.


    thats ridiculous........only 73.81% icon_lol.gif
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    May 22, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I was reading an article the other day about George Takei and his campaign against whitewashing Akira.I don't understand why do they have to cast someone white when the character is Asian and America has rejected the whitewashed adaptations since The Last Airbender and Dragonball flopped and hard.

    It's the same thing with Latinos, we're either hot maids/hunky gardeners or oversexed exotic creatures according to Hollywood. Eva Longoria once said that she loved her role on Desperate Housewives because they weren't only the most rich people on Wisteria Lane but they also had a white gardener hahahahha but I read a psychological paper on Desperate Housewives titled the three faces of Eva and the researcher said that yes, she was Mexican, and she's the most successful- and the hottest woman on Wisteria Lane, but they also were the most involved in criminal activities, extramarital affairs, and they were always sex-starved. Hollywood loves its stereotypes.

    Blacks may be represented more in Hollywood but most of the time, they're the fat/funny sidekick and when was the last time you saw Black leading man or woman paired with a non-Black in Hollywood when the movie isn't focusing on interracial relationships? ... Exactly.
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    May 23, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    TheHottestTwink saidI was reading an article the other day about George Takei and his campaign against whitewashing Akira.I don't understand why do they have to cast someone white when the character is Asian and America has rejected the whitewashed adaptations since The Last Airbender and Dragonball flopped and hard.

    It's the same thing with Latinos, we're either hot maids/hunky gardeners or oversexed exotic creatures according to Hollywood. Eva Longoria once said that she loved her role on Desperate Housewives because they weren't only the most rich people on Wisteria Lane but they also had a white gardener hahahahha but I read a psychological paper on Desperate Housewives titled the three faces of Eva and the researcher said that yes, she was Mexican, and she's the most successful- and the hottest woman on Wisteria Lane, but they also were the most involved in criminal activities, extramarital affairs, and they were always sex-starved. Hollywood loves its stereotypes.

    Blacks may be represented more in Hollywood but most of the time, they're the fat/funny sidekick and when was the last time you saw Black leading man or woman paired with a non-white in Hollywood when the movie isn't focusing on interracial relationships? ... Exactly.


    I agree with most of what you said but I think black people are a bit better off in hollywood than others. I think that they should be trying to help other minorities get ahead though..........
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    May 23, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Hollywood is a business. It's all about getting a significant return on their investment. As soon as they see the potential to start making big money off of casting asians in their films, you'll start seeing more asians on the big screen. You can count on it. icon_wink.gif
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    May 23, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    Hollywood wants to make money.

    After the success of "Crouching Tiger, hidden Drag-queen", Hollywood tried to establish it's main star Chow Yun Fat as a leading man state-side, however all his Hollywood-movies tanked (and were pretty generic as well).


    Asian women fare a little better with Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang and Gong Li in some substantial parts during the last decade, but 'Memoirs of a Geisha" was also not a big success and very pricey.
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    May 23, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
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    True_blue_aussie saidWell Hollywood is run by the Jewish community. Do the Jewish behold some grudge against Asians too?


    Yes. All Jews hate Asians and all Jews control all forms of media 100%.


    I thought you Jews are suppose to hate the Germans/Aryans/Nazis/Hitler/whatever. What did Asians ever do to you guys? In fact, China opened her welcoming doors for you guys in Shanghai during WWII. I know, because I visited it with my Jewish BF when I was in Shanghai this past summer. It was a moving experience. If you ever go to Shanghai I recommend it. icon_smile.gif Remember to bring tissues it will make you cry. Here's a link:

    http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shanghai/jewish-refugees-museum.htm

    Now if you can kindly redirect your anger at Hitler, where it belongs, I'll be very appreciative. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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    May 23, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    cityaznguy said
    Now if you can kindly redirect your anger at Hitler, where it belongs, I'll be very appreciative.

    Don't worry, Germans are still not very popular in Hollywood, except as ticket-buyers and financiers.
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    May 23, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    hollywood just plays to stereotypical roles.

    BLACK PEOPLE= FAT, GANGSTA'S, GHETTO, CRIMINALS, FUNNY

    WHITE PEOPLE= DA BEST!

    ASIAN PEOPLE= WIMPY, FEM, NINJA'S, FUNNY, SMART

    HISPANIC/LATINO PEOPLE= GARDENERS, GANGSTA'S, POOR, FUNNY

    Hmmm from my understanding, I think hollywood just pokes at other races since they need to make someone the butt of the joke. If you think about, Asian people still the minority of this country and have not been here in America that long compared to most ethnic groups. Also, the majority of this country is white! So obviously they are going to cast someone white to play the role! WHITE sells! It sells well! Western ideas about everything taken over most of the whole world and Hollywood. It does not incorporate Asian people in movies since they do not think it will bring a profit. Its like that for most cultures. Our ideas and what we think is beautiful is all derived by our perception to think that "white" is the best looking and the best "race" in a sense. You can see all over the gay culture of how media perception taken over the community when you always read on these forums, "why dont white guys like me?!" or "I love white dudes?!" from other people from minority ethnic groups and disliking their own backgrounds. Thats why they dont include other races in important roles since in Hollywood they think "white" or western culture is the best! They exclude lack of diversity and diminish other ethnic groups since they are scared of them taking over! Look at how many death threats Obama gotten since he was black. The media is racist, and likes to keep it that way. I kinda went off topic, but im writing a research paper on how the media is destroying our perception of beauty and ideas for my anthropology class. But this all ties in with what hollywood is presenting to us and the media!

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    May 23, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    To be fair, the jews aren't represented well, catholics tend to be prude and offensive, and lots of white families are showsn as high dysfunctional, everyone is divorced and alcoholic. The media is more favourable to whites, to be sure thoguh.
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    May 23, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    TheHottestTwink said
    Blacks may be represented more in Hollywood but most of the time, they're the fat/funny sidekick and when was the last time you saw Black leading man or woman paired with a non-white in Hollywood when the movie isn't focusing on interracial relationships? ... Exactly.


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    Well first off, Hollywood makes movies primarily for an American domestic audience which is predominately white.

    Secondly, be honest about the interracial relationships in society: I'm willing to bet that 95% of interracial relationships in North America involve one white person.

    I have lived in Toronto or the Toronto suburbs my entire life...and in all my years, I have seen just one interracial couple that didn't involve a white partner! Seeing as how Toronto is one of the most racially diverse cities on the planet, I have my doubts that it's much different where you are!
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    May 23, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
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    TheHottestTwink said
    Blacks may be represented more in Hollywood but most of the time, they're the fat/funny sidekick and when was the last time you saw Black leading man or woman paired with a non-white in Hollywood when the movie isn't focusing on interracial relationships? ... Exactly.


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    Well first off, Hollywood makes movies primarily for an American domestic audience which is predominately white.

    Secondly, be honest about the interracial relationships in society: I'm willing to bet that 95% of interracial relationships in North America involve one white person.

    I have lived in Toronto or the Toronto suburbs my entire life...and in all my years, I have seen just one interracial couple that didn't involve a white partner! Seeing as how Toronto is one of the most racially diverse cities on the planet, I have my doubts that it's much different where you are!


    My bad, I meant non-Black in the excerpt you quoted
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    May 23, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    mizu5 saidTo be fair, the jews aren't represented well, catholics tend to be prude and offensive, and lots of white families are showsn as high dysfunctional, everyone is divorced and alcoholic. The media is more favourable to whites, to be sure thoguh.


    sounds like the entertainment business portraying themselves.
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    May 23, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt's because Asians have a higher percentage of hot guys, so Americans are jealous.



    This is true.
    Also its only going to take one asian superstar to break into hollywood to start changing all of this. I really don't know why its happened yet... I hope it will be Jay Chou ;) He's so dreamy
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    May 23, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    Hollywood?
    "All I wanna say is that they don't really care about us"