The Problem With Crazy Rich Asians Is That It’s Not Actually About Us
It’s a story about an insular group of Asians in Asia who have nothing to do with America. So, why are we treating this like a moment for Asian-Americans?
And then he calls me guai-lo — which is ‘white devil’ — and it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m not part of this either.
Rightfully resentful Asian-Americans need a place to hang a quarter centuries’ worth of concerns about underrepresentation, misrepresentation, and whitewashing.