Yellow face montage from “Slaying the Dragon”

There were plenty of actual Asian actors available but non-asian actors were used to portray them instead, the real Asians were used as back fill they weren’t allowed to be in the lead role, this is known as yellow face, (when it was first done to African Americans it was called black face, those portrayals were even worse). These caricature racist portrayals weren’t questioned at all by the mainstream public, I wonder why? Can you recognize the two famous actresses in the photos below? 1st photo Clue: she liked to wear pants not skirts, 2nd photo Clue: the magically mean mother in law. I remember watching “Breakfast at Tiffanys” and “Charlie Chan”, I cringed when I saw those racist depictions, I was a child, but I still inherently knew it was wrong.  Asians were framed in a sub-human mask.
Screenshot from Slaying the Dragon
Screenshot of “Slaying the Dragon”

 

 

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  1. jeremyjames says:

    Is that Audrey Hepburn at the top?

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    1. I realize my next mention seemed like a clue but it was unintentional. Audrey was in Breakfast at T… but no that was not her.

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    2. The 1st photo was of Katherine Hepburn, the 2nd was Agnes Moorhead (Bewitched)

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  2. fauxcroft says:

    Was so wrong and is embarrassing to watch even now.

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    1. So incredible, thanks for understanding why it was wrong, I appreciate your awareness Faux

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