So, I watched Sixteen Candles a few days ago. Jieun hates the movie because it’s racist. Just, the whole character of Long Duc Dong. Whenever he appears on screen they play this gong sound. That would never fly today.
The thing I’ve been noticing recently is how much more visible Asians are in the media. Like at the Academy Awards last night, it was like an Asian invasion. Even one of those tall skinny girls they have escort the presenters and winners off the stage was Asian. And then they’ve been in a bunch of commercials recently that I’ve seen, not in “Asian” roles but as generic characters. It’s just interesting to me. Just, the perception of Asians has come a long way in 17 years from Long Duc Dong to where we are now.