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What are others POV:

Some may believe that directors and producers are not giving Asian Americans the chance to express their talent on the big screen resulting in Asian Americans having limitations on what they are able to do. As it is difficult for many younger generations, who wants to be in the film industry in the future. As stated by Rebecca Sun and Rebecca Ford’s article, Where Are the Asian-American Movie Stars?, Asian Americans have been misrepresented, “According to USC’s latest study on diversity in entertainment, released in February, Asians represented just 5.1 percent of speaking or named characters across film, television and digital series in 2014, and at least half of those projects featured no such Asian characters at all.” These statistics defend the fact that Asian Americans are not given the equal treatment and are limited in this industry. There are numerous films that have mainly Caucasian actors filling in the role of an “Asian Character”, such as Justin Chatwin as Goku in Dragonball: Evolution, Noah Ringer as Aang in The Last Airbender, and Scarlett Johansson as The Major in Ghost In the Shell. These films leaves aspiring Asian American actors and actresses frustrated and furious because they are being rejected from films that deals with their own kind. Although directors and producers choose caucasian actors and actresses to play lead roles because of their extravagant parts in previous films, Asian Americans are not given the same opportunity as Caucasians which disallows them from ever landing big and tremendous roles. Which is the reason to why Asian Americans do not have many role models in this industry for the future generations.

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