Chinese jazz singer Jasmine Chen, who performed in the film, poses at the premiere of the film Crazy Rich Asians at Capitol Theatre in Singapore on August 21. Will the film’s portrayal of Asia’s ultra rich leave the audience with the wrong impression that all Asians are rich and live fanciful lives? Photo: AFP
Audrey Jiajia Li
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Audrey Jiajia Li

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ the poster child of diversity? It’s only skin-deep

Audrey Jiajia Li says for all its charm, the movie reinforces the stereotypes that Asians are materialistic and Asian Americans are a ‘model minority’. Meanwhile, Singapore comes across as mono-cultural, rather than the multicultural country it is

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Chinese jazz singer Jasmine Chen, who performed in the film, poses at the premiere of the film Crazy Rich Asians at Capitol Theatre in Singapore on August 21. Will the film’s portrayal of Asia’s ultra rich leave the audience with the wrong impression that all Asians are rich and live fanciful lives? Photo: AFP
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