"Asians are a challenge to cast because most casting directors feel as though they’re not very expressive."

Twitter users have been using the hashtag #ExpressiveAsians to mock racist Hollywood casting decisions.

In an article published by Paste Magazine, writer Kenneth Lowe shared a quote from an anonymous casting director who said, “I work with a lot of different people, and Asians are a challenge to cast because most casting directors feel as though they’re not very expressive. They’re very shut down in their emotions.”

Responding directly to the quote, Twitter users began using #ExpressiveAsians and embedding photos of themselves, Asian celebrities and gifs that demonstrate a range of emotions.

Maurene Goo triggered the use of the hashtag, encouraging others to follow suit.



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