Jon M. Chu Responds to Criticism Over Treatment of South Asian Characters in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M.
Chu sees his error in casting brown actors in subservient roles.While promoting his new film “In the Heights,” Chu told Insider that he should have made the South Asian characters in “Crazy Rich Asians” “more human” and that he “totally gets” the criticism.The 2018 rom-com hit centers on the relationship between Chinese American professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and history professor Nick Young (Henry Golding).
He takes her home to Singapore for the wedding of his best childhood friend (and the event of the year), where Rachel comes to learn about Nick’s obscenely wealthy family.As the Young family matriarch, Nick’s grandmother holds numerous, lavish events at her estate that is guarded by top-tier security.
And though Indians are the third-largest ethnic group in Singapore, they are only seen as working armed guards.
Chu said South Asian actors were at the party as guests,
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