When it comes to dating, it sucks to be an Asian male in the US. After crunching the behavioral data gathered from 25 million users, OkCupid found that Asian guys have it the worst when it comes to online dating. This racial dating behavior on OkCupid actually trended worse for Asian men over a 6 year time frame. For an Asian guy to actually marry a white women, he has to jump through a ton of hoops.
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She seemed to really like the fact that I was Asian. She grew up watching K-pop, and said she would always think, Asian guys were so cute. The "cute" had the tone one would use when describing a baby. I joined and saw thousands of Asian men and black women engaging in a rich cultural exchange. They were posting photos of themselves, discussing social justice, sharing viral videos. Some of them advertised real life meet-ups and dating events.
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That last point is not to be overlooked. While the addition of Andrew to the cast not only proved to be beneficial to the overall arc of the show, it also represented something significant for Hollywood. And none of that was lost on the actor who portrayed this role, Alexander Hodge. Hodge hopes that his presence on tv serves as inspiration for other Asian-Americans who may be looking to see themselves onscreen. I hope they can find freedom in Andrew.
Finally, there are moviemakers and writers who can debunk these racist stereotypes. The camera lingers on him and his fitness-app abs for a few seconds longer than normal, his shirtless body objectified just as thoroughly as actresses have been for decades. Think Halle Berry in Swordfish. Even the positive portrayals.