Emma Stone plays an Asian-American in 'Aloha' and no one is impressed
Nothing wrong with that... except for the awkward chemistry between Cooper and Stone... and the fact that the cast is almost entirely white. Oh yeah, and Stone plays an Asian-American named Allison Ng. How is this casting a real thing?
Actually, to be even more precise, she plays a character who is a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese. *crickets* Needless to say, no one was impressed.
[Script for “Aloha”] EMMA STONE: I’m Asian. Look at how Asian I am. *Shops at farmers market* *Adores Wes Anderson* *Gets into Harvard*— Daniel Lin (@DLin71) June 2, 2015
The only thing Chinese about Emma Stone in the movie Aloha is where her outfit is made. #AlohaMovie— Ed Hill (@kingedhill) May 30, 2015
If Asian Americans and Hapas looked like Emma Stone, we wouldn't have this whole diversity problem in Hollywood in the first place. #Aloha— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) May 30, 2015
Admittedly, others were a little nicer:
Emma Stone playing an Asian character...in a movie called Aloha based in Hawaii w/ 60% Asian American population...with an all white cast?!?— David Choi (@davidchoimusic) May 31, 2015
Now, here's the trailer again so you can see her in action:
EMMA STONE I know you don't have Twitter and probably won't see this, but you SLAYED in Aloha. You are flawless and I love you— grace wilson (@Amazingrace121) June 2, 2015
WE DON'T GET IT.