On Tuesday I wrote a piece about how upset I was that Emma Stone had been cast in the movie “Aloha” as Alison Ng, a woman of Asian and Hawaiian descent.
To me, it seemed odd that Emma Stone, a white woman of zero Asian background, was playing a role that would have been better suited for an actress who was Asian-American.
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In my column I wrote:
“Emma Stone’s casting in Aloha is just another very disappointing instance of Hollywood casting white actors and actresses in Asian roles. Hollywood has this sick dual preoccupation with pandering to Asian markets by including Asian characters in their films (Dr. Helen Cho in Avenger’s "Age of Ultron"), and simultaneously filling Asian roles with Caucasian actors.”
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What followed in the days after my column was published was an outpuring of of responses from readers who were eager to join the discussion. Here are three of those response: