He was always asked to speak with an accent.
"I couldn’t shake their hands until we had finished filming the movie.”
During the 80s, there were few memorable Asian female characters in the mainstream media and certainly any Asian male characters on TV were always reduced to the geeky nerd with the thick accent who made a fool of himself. The protagonists from the movies I saw were the opposite of Asian. TV heroes were almost always tall and blond white boys.
The blogger took matters into her own hands and recreated images of iconic Asian characters played by white actresses.
It may be an adaptation but every adjustment means the end product is closer to an shell of the material it's meant to pay homage to.
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