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#whitewashedOUT Shares The Stories Hollywood Won't

By Kristy Puchko | Twitter | May 4, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Twitter | May 4, 2016 |

In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, audiences and the press are more vocally demanding greater diversity in front of and behind the movie camera. But as Ghost in the Shell and Doctor Strange have recently made clear, Asians are being grossly overlooked in the move to make Hollywood more inclusive.

Angie Han and Arthur Chu have written great think pieces on the issue. But it’s been a Facebook post from nerd icon/lord of the interwebs George Takei that went viral. From there, Twitter took on the topic with #whitewashedOUT, and the result was revealing, heartbreaking and powerful.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.