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Modern Day Yellowface in Cloud Atlas

aka: Um, excuse me, but your fake slanty eyelid was applied crooked.”

and also:  Why hire Asian American men when we can put white guys in yellowface?

as well as: Warner Bros trying to be all “edgy” and “diverse” in the trailer by making the only Asian actors sexualized voiceless clones.

maybe: Someone needs to tell Jim Sturgess (21) to stop trying to become the most famous young white actor with the most high profile whitewashed/yellowface roles

and because someone is going to say it: It doesn’t matter if it is “artistic” and putting the Asian actress in whiteface doesn’t even things out when you have a fistful of white guys in yellowface as the only representation of Asian men.

why not:  Hire a well known Korean American hapa actor like Daniel Henney, the same way you hired Halle Berry, if you really wanted to “go there”?

how much: Money did you spend on make up and why do all these “Asian” guys have hooded monolids?  Because they look terrible.

last word:  This is from the same studio that wanted to whitewash Akira, Death Note, Bleach, and cast Tom Cruise as a 16 year old Japanese mecha driver in All You Need is Kill/We Heroes All.  And then put several Asian male characters in yellowface.  

easier: To come up with excuses to defend this rather than examine how practices like this perpetuate racism and discrimination.

(Someone please turn creepy Elrond in yellowface into a meme.)

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    Just finished watching and this bothered me SO MUCH.
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    I didn’t know that the main characters were supposed to be reincarnations of the same person!? "Cloud Atlas tells six...
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    This is really troubling me. I enjoyed this movie very much, and the race-bending (it was done in other directions too -...
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    Alright, got it. GOD DAMMIT HOLLYWOOD I THOUGHT YOU WERE OKAY FOR A MINUTE THERE
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    damn. just when i was getting excited about this movie.
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    I’m not adding anything to the yellowface argument one way or another, and I know you can’t tell from the trailer, but...
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    HEY GUYS REMEMBER WHEN I SAW THE TRAILER BECAUSE AN ACTUAL KOREAN ACTRESS I REALLY LIKE WAS IN IT AND WAS CONCERNED IT...
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    KILL IT WITH FIRE.
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