Constance Wu Stars in A-List Films in This Hashtag Campaign Against Hollywood Whitewashing

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

After hashtag campaign #StarringJohnCho reimagined Hollywood films with Star Trek actor John Cho in the lead role, Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu received the same treatment on Twitter. 

Fans of the Taiwanese-American actress altered movie posters from some of Hollywood's most iconic female-led films to include Wu's face, rather than, say, Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence. #StarringConstanceWu was born. 


But why just replace one actor in a film with Wu or Cho when you can place them both in a film?

Or, even better, write a new one that features the pair.

Wu has addressed Hollywood whitewashing before. After reports surfaced that Scarlett Johansson was almost digitally altered to look Asian in Ghost in the Shell, Wu spoke about the importance of respecting Asian culture

Wu said that the use of CGI "reduces our race and our ethnicity down to mere physical appearance" and that Asian culture is "so much deeper than how we friggin' look."   

BuzzFeed, who captured Wu's remarks, also quoted her as saying: "I don't think it is bad for [directors] to be challenged to think outside their boxes. ... I don't think it will reduce their work for them to think, 'What if I cast this person as a Latina?'"

Any film would benefit from having an award-nominated actress like Wu as its star. And Wu herself seems to approve of #StarringConstanceWu

Hollywood's next step seems simple: Give Wu a call

Source: Giphy

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

MORE FROM

White House says it knows of potential Syrian chemical attack, warns Assad of "heavy price"

The Trump administration did not provide any evidence backing the threat.

Serena Williams responds to John McEnroe's comments saying she would rank "like 700" against men

Williams said his statements were "not factually based."

People are way less likely to be helpful when it's hot out, according to study

Sorry, it's too hot out to help you move.

Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

Dow Jones won’t talk about its reported pay gap problem

A study released by the union representing Dow Jones employees found evidence of a "significant pay gap between men and women" who had the same job title and level of experience.

Mom slams ACA repeal, shows what's at stake in a tweetstorm about son's health

This mom says that without the ACA, her son wouldn't get the medical care he desperately needs.

White House says it knows of potential Syrian chemical attack, warns Assad of "heavy price"

The Trump administration did not provide any evidence backing the threat.

Serena Williams responds to John McEnroe's comments saying she would rank "like 700" against men

Williams said his statements were "not factually based."

People are way less likely to be helpful when it's hot out, according to study

Sorry, it's too hot out to help you move.

Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

Dow Jones won’t talk about its reported pay gap problem

A study released by the union representing Dow Jones employees found evidence of a "significant pay gap between men and women" who had the same job title and level of experience.

Mom slams ACA repeal, shows what's at stake in a tweetstorm about son's health

This mom says that without the ACA, her son wouldn't get the medical care he desperately needs.