The Academy Awards Criticised For Its Portrayal Of Asians | Film News
Even after the controversy of the lack of Black and ethnic minorities, the organisers behind the Academy Awards are still apologising for the upsets the ceremony this year has caused.
This round of controversy involves representation – that issue again – of Asian in this year’s ceremony, a group of actors and film makers of Asian Descent calling out the “tone-deaf” portrayal of the prior. In an open letter to the Academy published in The Guardian, director Ang Lee, actor George Takei and more than 20 other people have commented:
“In light of criticism over OscarsSoWhite, we were hopeful that the telecast would provide the Academy a way forward and the chance to present a spectacular example of inclusion and diversity. Instead, the Oscars show was marred by a tone-deaf approach to its portrayal of Asians”.
The Academy has apologised, commenting in light of the letter:
“We are committed to doing our best to ensure that material in future shows be more culturally sensitive”.
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