This article was originally written for the YOMYOMF blog which was closed approximately two years ago and is being re-posted here for archival purposes.
Sure I might seem a little sore about this and sure it’s great that there’s such a diverse cast, and I’m gonna keep this short – but are you MF’ing kidding me?
You couldn’t find one Asian American actress to play Trini Kwan? You took a role originally played by the late Thuy Trang and couldn’t fill it with someone who’s Asian American?
I’m sure Becky G is great in the movie and all – but how does she play a Kwan?
And no – it’s not the same thing because POC is not POC is not POC.
And yes, if one of my LatinX friends said the same thing about an Asian American in a LatinX role I’d be obliged to say nothing.
Because I couldn’t.