Hollywood wants a piece of the Chinese cake and be racist, too.
Imagine the outrage in the West if instead of having minority characters, films hire minority actors as spokespeople to promote films about white men. That’s what they’re doing to the Chinese audience and it’s disgusting.
From Lu Han’s Star Wars promo to Li Yifeng’s Batman vs Superman to PG-One’s Spiderman: Homecoming and most recently to Wang Kai’s Blade Runner 2049, China’s biggest rising stars have been hired as “film ambassadors” or “spokespeople” in Hollywood films they will never be able to even be considered for.
Or if you’re Fan Bingbing, you get to be in one scene that only airs in China so Iron Man 3 can promote it as if it has a Chinese person in it. We’ll just cut you from every other version of the movie because god forbid the rest of the world have to see a Chinese actress on the screen.
Here’s a break-down of the flimsy excuses. (more…)