"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.
— Maurene Goo (@mauxbot) September 8, 2017
Here are our favourite so far:
— Renee Barrow 📚☕ (@RmBarrow) September 9, 2017
— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) September 9, 2017
— Snowpierced (@k_hanfelt) September 9, 2017
— Storm Kitsune (@Stormy_Kitsune) September 11, 2017
— Nuko (@omnomnomu) September 11, 2017
— defend daca ! (@glowshua) September 11, 2017