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Roommate Rants::Asian Americans

Updated on April 22, 2014

Asians in Hollywood

Ah, yes, another roommate rant. If you tuned into the first article then you caught a glimpse of how bizarre my roommate thinks.

If this is your first time reading one of these rants, then you are in for a treat. This particular piece will deal with Asians and my roommate’s disgust with Hollywood.

Okay, so one day we were discussing movies, in particular, hot ‘chicks’ and their association with heroes. The hero or leading role is usually a male actor like Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson, Leonardo Dicapro, Van Dissel, and list goes on and on...

Anyway these actors, whenever they star in an action film, are not only paired with hot chicks but they end up in bed with them. And then my roommate stopped short and simply replied,

"This rule applies to everyone, except for Asians.I mean, what’s the deal with that? Jack Chan...nope. Jet Li...nope...Brandon Lee...nope....Bruce Lee...nope. And I’m not talking about those films made in Hong Kong, I’m specifically targeting Hollywood!"

It’s true, you never see, Jackie Chan’s character end up with any female characters even though he has been paired with beautiful actresses such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Roselyn Sanchez, and Lucy Liu (who’s Asian, by the way!). Next, there's Jet Li. Again my roommate is correct. Although Jet Li’s character had ample opportunities with Bridget Fonda in Kiss of the Dragon, nothing ever materialized.

Asian American Guys

My roommate continues.

"Yet, on the flip side, you have Tom Cruise who stars in a movie called the Last Samurai and ends up with the Japanese chick at the end of the movie. I mean, what the HELL! The movie is called the Last SAMURAI, and Hollywood has a white guy fall in love with a Japanese woman. Are you serious? And talk about white guys replacing well deserved Asian guys roles, what the hell was with Dragon Evolution?? How do you have a white guy play Goku? Outrageous!"

It's all funny stuff, but do you know what? He is right. Asian guys are performing crazy stunts, they save the day, and they are the star. Why can’t these heroes get a piece of the action? James Bond and Indiana Jones always get the hot chick. So why can't Chief Inspector Lee from Rush Hour or Han Sing from Romeo Must Die get the honey?

I don’t even know what to call it. Is it discrimination? It is absurd stereotyping? I mean, do beautiful women find Asians that repulsive? It’s really insane if you think about it.

Asian Guys with Hot Chicks

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    • drej2522 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      travel_man ~ I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it. Although, I wasn't stereotyping. In fact, I (or rather my roommate) was ridiculing Hollywood for stereotyping. On top of everything, I'm half Asian...soooo...(yeah) :)

    • drej2522 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      yenajeon~ thanks for stopping by! and very true...priceless :)

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      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Funny...but please don't stereotype Asians. Anyways, it's a good read.

    • yenajeon profile image

      Yena Williams 

      8 years ago from California

      I like your writing style! Ironically, my old roommate has pointed out the exact same thing. Priceless!

    • drej2522 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Chreyl ~ hehe...I like to point out the wicked things in life...I think it's funny!!

      Summer ~ My roommate is definitely a character! You should hear some of our ridiculous discussions!

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      SummerSteward 

      8 years ago from Duluth MN

      LOL, I LIKE YOUR ROOMMATE. I LIKE YOUR STYLE.

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      _cheryl_ 

      8 years ago from California

      That's too funny, yet true. I've never really noticed that...good observation! Hahaha! =)

    • drej2522 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      myownworld ~ I know right! It's really unbelievable!

      abcd ~ agreed...I would like to see more of it as well. Ehh, wishful thinking perhaps?

      cupid ~ umm, thanks, I think...

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      cupid51 

      8 years ago from INDIA

      Funny character no doubt!But one thing I can say - The term "Asian" is not used in broader sense by your Room-mate. There are different countries in Asia and their culture are different. Even in Hollywood films Indian (They are also Asian) Heroes and Heroins are working now. I think their attitude is different from the so called Asians' attetude mentioned in your HUB.Please don't treat it in negative sense. I only like to share information. Thanks for the good staffs.

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      abcd1111 

      8 years ago from Glen Ellyn, IL (Chicago suburb)

      Much needed rant! I'd love to see a hot Asian man hook up with a beautiful woman. Why the hell aren't they showing that?

      Thanks for making me think...

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      myownworld 

      8 years ago from uk

      laughing here...so funny and so true! I never thought about this before, but now that you've mentioned it, there IS a pattern there with Asian heroes missing all the fun! Hmm...

    • drej2522 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I know!!...he needs to continue ranting! I need more hubs!

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      mistywild 

      8 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

      hahahaha, you're roommate is a trip!

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