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Actor Ed Skrein quits reboot of "Hellboy" over whitewashing concerns

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Friday, 15 September 2017

Actor Ed Skrein quits reboot of
Hollywood September 15, 2017 by Suzanne Kai The controversial practice of whitewashing movies has been going on for nearly a century in Hollywood. In the 1930's even the starring role of the Charlie Chan movies, scripted to be a Chinese man, was given to white actors pretending to play Chinese men.  Fast forward to 2017 - Ed Skrein, an English actor and rapper, wins the "Hellboy" movie role of Major Ben Saimio, a character of Japanese heritage in the original comic books....

"Asians Eat Weird Things" by Fung Bros Comedy and Singer/Musician AJ Rafael

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 19 July 2013.

July 18, 2013

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 We love food, great talent, cool music and videos at AsianConnections.com, so when we saw this video about Asian food on Youtube we had to share "Asians Eat Weird Things" with you. Its fun, and its already garnered 300,000 views since its launch July 5. 

Congrats to the video's creators: Rapper/comedian brothers Andrew and David Fung producers of the Youtube Channel Fung Bros Comedy, singer/songwriter AJ Rafael, and director Jason Poon.

Andrew and David Fung have been producing videos about Asian American culture on topics from Boba Tea to NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin. The brothers are originally from the Seattle area, and are now located in Monterey Park in Southern California.

Check out Andrew and David's blog and other videos at Youtube.com and at www.fungbrothers.com 

The video features vocals by AJ Rafael. Arthur Joseph "AJ" Rafael is a singer/songwriter from Moreno Valley, California with his own popular Youtube channel. AJ has just released a new single "Jetsetter" and music video which is available on iTunes. AJ's Facebook page announced that he is going on tour this August. Visit matchmakertour.com or his website http://www.ajrafael.net for his schedule.

Click here from the homepage to the full story and Youtube.com video.

 

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AC - SCREENSHOT1 FROM ASIANS EAT WEIRD THINGS  Credits: Scene from Fung Bros Comedy/AJ Rafael Youtube video "Asians Eat Weird Things"

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