WHITE WASH THIS - HAPA HOUR via Swirl Nation Blog
WHITE WASH THIS - HAPA HOUR via Swirl Nation Blog

I am so sick of all the whitewashing that is being allowed to continue in the entertainment industry. Enough is enough! Between the upcoming movies “Ghost in the Shell” and “Dr. Strange” using white women to portray Asian characters, I could scream. And I have. I am not alone in my frustration. All I can say is shame on Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton, they should have known better and have said no, no I will not yellow-face a character.

My amazing friend Rebecca Lerman had an idea. With Diane Phelan as our director, she brought Rebecca’s concept to life and I am so proud to have been part of this project!

Together with some amazing diva Asian actresses, we are voicing our unhappiness. We are no longer keeping quiet, afraid of repercussions in the entertainment industry. We are daring you to “White Wash This”.

Please like, share, tweet, and tell Hollywood to #WhiteWashThis

Shot and Directed by Diane Phelan
Concept and Editing by Rebecca Lee Lerman
Choreography Karen Ng
Costume Consultant Jonelle Margallo
Costume Consultant JP Moraga
Assistant to Director Viet Vo
Assistant to Director Kevin Schuering

Alison Lea Bender
Alex Chester
Kathleen Choe
Lynn Craig
Natsuko Hirano
Yuko Kudo
Loresa Lanceta
Rebecca Lee Lerman
Jonelle Margallo
Karen Ng
Lora Nicolas
Kiyo Takami
Jessica Wu

Viet Vo