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Netflix’s ‘Cobra Kai’ Called Out for All-White Main Cast

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“Cobra Kai” may have received wide acclaim for bringing back the beloved franchise “The Karate Kid,” but it is also being called out for its lack of Asian lead actors.

Noticeably white: The new martial arts Netflix series has brought back many of the original films’ leading actors, including stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. However, critics have pointed out that the series fails to introduce new main characters that could diversify its cast.

All-Korean Musical About Tupac Shakur Sparks Controversy

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Controversy has arisen online after an announcement circulated about “All Eyez On Me”, an upcoming musical featuring the story of the legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, that will feature an all-Korean cast. 

Written by playwright Sung Jong Wan and composer Kim Min Soo, this biographical musical follows the life of Tupac from his rise to fame to the day of his death. The musical, which will run from April 10 to May 24 at the Uniplex in Seoul’s Daehak-ro district, is named after the late artist’s 1996 studio album, “All Eyes On Me”, according to Allkpop.

‘Queer Eye’ is Going to Japan For a Special 4-Episode Season

Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France of the famed “Queer Eye” quintet are going international and their first stop is Tokyo!

On Friday, Netflix dropped the first teasers for the special four-episode series called “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” The mini-season, which was initially announced for a 2020 release, is now set to be released in November of this year. 

‘Big Brother’ Contestant Sparks Outrage After ‘Racist’ Joke About Asian Cast Member

A contestant on Season 21 of “Big Brother” has come under fire after making a racially-charged joke about an Asian housemate this week.

The moment, which was captured on the program’s live feed, occurred during a conversation between five White houseguests: Tommy Bracco, Kathryn Dunn, Christie Murphy, Analyse Talavera and the one in question, Jack Matthews.

White Chef Enrages the Asian Community AGAIN After Making a Chicken Sandwich and Calling it ‘Pho’

Stock Rittenhouse, a restaurant in Philadelphia owned by chef Tyler Akin, is getting dragged online after netizens discovered a dish on the menu called Pho Fried Chicken Sandwich.

According to the description, the sandwich consists of “crispy chicken thigh with fish sauce caramel glaze, pho spices, cilantro root mayonnaise, spicy hoisin, black pepper, coriander pickled onions, and Thai basil.”

Duke University Professor Has ‘Deep Regret’ After Urging Students Not To Speak Chinese

Megan Neely, the Duke professor who urged students to stop speaking Chinese via an email on Friday, sent out a follow-up email expressing her “deep regret” for causing pain the next day.

Following the uproar caused by her first email, Neely stepped down from her role as director of graduate studies for the Master of Biostatistics program on Saturday.

Why Are Asian Women So Absent In The Women’s March? We’re Sick Of The Hypocrisy

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The 2017 Women’s March drew in 500,000 to one million protestors in Washington alone, and in New York, over 400,000 women reportedly took part that year. This year, just 100,000 women marched in Washington and 25,000 in New York. In fact, participation rates for the Women’s March have fallen dramatically across the country.

Advocates of these movements and journalists have been scrambling for an explanation to reassure their audiences, claiming that dips in participation are normal in social justice movements. But of course, this doesn’t show the whole picture.