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Hey Matt Damon, Constance Wu Has Had Enough of Your Whitewashed Version of History

Hollywood whitewashing is real problem. Not only in casting (cough cough Matt Damon in The Great Wall), but in the actual telling of stories. Whitewashing limits our ability to understanding the diverse and more foreign nuances to lore and because white people think it’s their job to do everything, they don’t even know their doing it. Taiwanese-American actress Constance Wu has had enough of it for one.

In an eloquently penned personal essay, Wu seems befuddled in how to force Hollywood to attention, but clear in what the future needs to look like.

“We have to stop perpetuating the racist myth that [only a] white man can save the world. Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon. They look like Malala. Gandhi. Mandela. Your big sister when she stood up for you to those bullies that one time.”

…Rather, it’s about pointing out the repeatedly implied racist notion that white people are superior to POC and that POC need salvation from our own color via white strength. We don’t need salvation. We like our color and our culture and our own strengths and our own stories. (If we don’t, we should.) We don’t need you to save us from anything. And we’re really starting to get sick of you telling us, explicitly or implicitly, that we do.”

Ok, so when I mean eloquent, I mean she has been working hard to make her voice heard. Her voice demands to be heard. So hear her.

We can’t just keep fucking up.

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Rev
Rev
4 years ago

Constance Whu? What a slunt. May her “career” go down in flames.

China makes TONS of movies a year, but this bimbo that makes a living off of perpetuating awful Asian stereotypes is whining about a single movie that brings multiple races together, and will probably find more audiences?

She doesn’t know the plot. Doesn’t know if Whitey is the savior or not.

This fucking knee-jerk outrage involving race is just getting lame. You don’t like it, girl? Write your own damn movie.

BooBooBaby
BooBooBaby
4 years ago
Reply to  Rev

Great Post! I agree 100%!
I can’t stand this woman….this isn’t the first time she has said racist evil things against white people! She is a Joke! I hope her Silly Show gets Canceled….and She Never works again! If a White person said anything close to what she has been saying they would Never Work Again!

TurkeyBacon
TurkeyBacon
4 years ago

Who is Constance Wu anyway? Some nobody is all mouthy? Love the young clueless. Poor girl is generationally dumb.

Olden Atwoody
Olden Atwoody
4 years ago

She is rapidly getting “the” reputation in Hollywood. You won’t see much of her after this current series is cancelled.

AussieD
AussieD
4 years ago

I don’t entirely disagree with this piece, but I’m not sure the American left understands just how much America refuses to buy product that doesn’t place American’s front and center. The overwhelming majority of books and movies place America as the stage for their piece, so much so that when you set something anywhere else, audiences reject it. If you can’t place your story in America, you create an American character as the lead… or it ends up in a bin/slush pile and like it or not, America is still overwhelming white so if 99% of the cast is Asian… Read more »

Niklas
Niklas
4 years ago

Pretty sure they made movies about Mandela and Gandhi already

Capt. Cornhole
Capt. Cornhole
4 years ago

Show me the cornhole! I would like to taste what she had for dinner last night with my tongue!

BooBooBaby
BooBooBaby
4 years ago
Reply to  Capt. Cornhole

She tastes like Gross Old Sour Dirty Rotten Fish!

BooBooBaby
BooBooBaby
4 years ago

ShUT up you Racist wench!
Go to any Asian Country and you will see ALL Asians on TV and Movies! All those Asian Countries don’t want Foreigners there…and definitely don’t want them to live there and mess with their Culture…..but You wanna mess with ours!??? White people are 70%+ of the USA population! You are a disgusting Racist itch! I can’t stand you!

This idiot keeps saying racist stuff like this!
I hope her show gets canceled and she gets No More Work! Oh, and she is Ugly too! :(

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