MANAA needs your help to call and write CBS Radio and urge the company to severely discipline syndicated radio host Adam Carolla for his most recent offensive comments against the Asian American community. Dear MANAA Supporter: We need your help. Our organization has sent more letters of complaint to Adam Carolla than anyone…
The casting of Jason Mamoa and South Asian Navi Rawat on the already picked-up Fox drama, “The North Shore” already guarantees that there two Asian Pacific American series regulars on TV this coming season. If you’re concern about negative portrayal in “North Shore” Navi character is very strong and if you know Jason’s work or if you seen any of his photos, you know that Fox did not cast him to be a geeky side kick.
But most of the pilots are not picked up and some of them have Asian Pacific Americans in prominent roles. MANAA is encouraging the Asian and Pacific Islander American to be as vocal as possible either by writing, emailing or calling in your support of these shows. Please let these networks know that you’re:
1) You’re Asian American or Pacific Islander
2) You are a viable consumer/demographic.
3) You will support positive Asian American and Pacific Islander portrayals.
The original 2000 summer blockbuster had Rick Yun, but kept his face and name out of movie posters and billboards. It featured him with other nameless Asians as evil one-dimensional thugs and villains believe it or not, the sequel is worse.
During the fall of 2002, through concerned individuals, we discovered the following regarding the highly anticipated sequel to Charlie,s Angels:
In the upcoming film, we finally get to meet Alex’s (Lucy Liu’s character’s) parents.
Her father is white and is played by John Cleese.
Her mother is Chinese but does not speak a single word in this movie.