My two cents worth on the pitfalls of riding on Crazy Rich Asians wave for promoting tourism in Singapore.
One of the broader impacts that my colleague, Luenne, and I mentioned in the article is the ramifications that it potentially has for the average middle-class Chinese. This is particularly so in places where Chinese are a minority community and have faced discrimination due to the stereotype of being “crazy rich”.
Running through my Facebook feed today, a Chinese-Indonesian friend had this to say about the movie.
“Crazy Rich Asian –> a stereotypical, rather than representative image of Asia. Therefore, it is a dangerous movie.”
We were spot on.
To read the article published on 17th Sept 2018 in Today (Singapore), click here.