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Dave Bautista Proud of His AAPI Heritage, Says ‘Prejudice and Bigotry’ Are ‘Foreign’ to Him

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor and former WWE star Dave Bautista spoke out on his pride in being Asian American and condemned anti-Asian violence.

About the interview: Bautista, whose father is Filipino, said he was “very proud” and “vocal” about his Asian American heritage in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment on Friday.

‘Minari’ Star Steven Yeun Fears Being Put in a ‘Box’ as an ‘Asian American Actor’

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“Minari” star Steven Yeun has expressed concerns over being labeled an Asian American actor rather than just simply an actor.

Though the Oscar nominee is honored to have broken down barriers in Hollywood, he told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that he worries about being labeled primarily as an “Asian American actor,” as opposed to just an “actor.” 

Charlyne Yi Reveals She Tried to Quit ‘The Disaster Artist’ Over James Franco Sexual Allegations

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Asian American comedian Charlyne Yi revealed the “The Disaster Artist” production team bribed her when she tried to leave over sexual misconduct allegations against actor James Franco.

In an Instagram post last week, Yi said the production tried to prevent her from leaving by offering her a substantial acting role. She expressed her desire to quit the 2017 movie, stating she did not feel safe working with Franco, according to AV Club.

Daniel Dae Kim Speaks Out on ‘Drastic’ Pay Cut He Got From ‘Hawaii Five-0’

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Daniel Dae Kim has shed more light on what transpired when he decided to leave the television series “Hawaii Five-0” in 2017 after playing the role of Chin Ho Kelly for seven years. 

The 52-year-old Korean American actor told Vulture in a recent interview that the pay cut he had to take just to be part of the show hasn’t “properly been reported.”

Twitter Unearths Macaualay Culkin’s ‘Tiny Little Asian Babies’ Comment After Baby With Brenda Song

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Actor Macaulay Culkin welcomed a baby boy with partner Brenda Song, but some social media users recalled his past comments about making “Asian babies.”

Song, 33, gave birth to their first son on April 5, named Dakota Song Culkin in honor of the 40-year-old actor’s late sister Dakota who died in 2008, according to Esquire.

Jay Leno Now Regrets Decades of Telling Racist Jokes Aimed at Asians

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Television host and comedian Jay Leno has apologized for decades of racist jokes he admittedly made about Asian people.

History of racism: The former late-night show host of “The Tonight Show” met with the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) to talk about his past comments that have been harmful to the Asian community, a press release from the advocacy group revealed.

Sharon Osbourne Called Julie Chen ‘Wonton’ and ‘Slanty Eyes’ on ‘The Talk’, Sources Claim

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“The Talk” is extending its hiatus as Sharon Osbourne faces accusations of offensive language toward former co-hosts, including Julie Chen.

Multiple sources claimed that the British American personality frequently referred to Chen as “wonton” and “slanty eyes” in the past, according to an article published Tuesday by journalist Yashar Ali.

Kelly Marie Tran Opens Up About Leaving the Spotlight After ‘Star Wars’ Cyberbullying

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Kelly Marie Tran has described her experience with cyberbullying and harassment during her time on the “Star Wars” franchise as something like an “embarrassingly horrible breakup.”

The Vietnamese American actress, 32, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday to talk about her return to movies following her experience with online harassment and cyberbullying.

Chloe Zhao Becomes First Asian Woman to Win Best Director at the Golden Globes for ‘Nomadland’

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Chinese director Chloe Zhao has made history as the first Asian woman and the second female director to win for Best Director at the Golden Globes for the drama “Nomadland” on Sunday.

Her historic 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards win was celebrated globally, including in China, where many social media users praised the 38-year-old director for her work, according to BBC.