Promoting the hyper-reality of Crazy Rich Asians?

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.

 

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