The lack of Asian representation in media is sooooo frustrating.
I realized that not only does American media erase Asian presence in the country; When they do insert asian characters into shows or movies it’s always light skin asians. Koreans Chinese and Japanese characters dominate the asian presence in media and film, even though there’s a larger population of south asians in the U.S. Countries like India, Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan, and so on never get media attention or representation. If they do its negative media coverage and news stories about wars, economic problems, etc.
Many portrayals of asian characters in history are also annoyingly whitewashed. Recently shows like “Fresh of the Boat” and “Moana” have gained popularity which is nice but dare I say, not enough??? I want to see more brown asians, more fat asians, more non-fetishized asians, more funny/stupid/complexed personalitied asians in media!