Yellowface Performance

A yellowface performance is a term analogous to the blackface performances in the past where whites would paint their faces black to portray a person of African descent. Yellowface refers to non-Asians cast and playing Asian characters often with the same mockery that African-American had to endure. Are we making any progress here?

AsianWeek has posted an article with the 25 Most Infamous Yellowface Performances which include such famous mockeries as Breakfast at Tiffanys. These injustices are infuriating. A lot of these films are very old, but some are recent. Would anyone dare pull blackface now? More fighting for our rights is necessary.

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