‘Model minority’? Not in Bling Empire, Crazy Rich Asians and 4 more pieces of US media. Photos: Netflix, Warner Bros, @awkwafina/Instagram
‘Model minority’? Not in Bling Empire, Crazy Rich Asians and 4 more pieces of US media. Photos: Netflix, Warner Bros, @awkwafina/Instagram
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Bling Empire and Crazy Rich Asians vs America’s ‘model minority’ myth: some viewers have criticised the Netflix reality show for its unflattering depiction – but is that really a bad thing?

  • Standups Ali Wong and Margaret Cho, and rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina, happily subvert stereotypes of the ‘model minority’
  • Henry Golding and Constance Wu’s characters in CRA might be more clean-cut … but that’s offset by Fiona Xie and other cast members’ antics

‘Model minority’? Not in Bling Empire, Crazy Rich Asians and 4 more pieces of US media. Photos: Netflix, Warner Bros, @awkwafina/Instagram
‘Model minority’? Not in Bling Empire, Crazy Rich Asians and 4 more pieces of US media. Photos: Netflix, Warner Bros, @awkwafina/Instagram
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