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By AUSTIN CONSIDINE
Published: July 29, 2011 NYTimes
ASIAN roles in Hollywood have come a long way since Mickey Rooney played a
Japanese neighbor in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” But the dearth of Asian
lead characters today suggests that there is still a way to go.
It’s an entirely different story, however, on YouTube, where a young
generation of Asian-Americans has found a voice (and millions of eager fans)
on the democratized platform.
Of the 20 most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube, which include series like
College Humor Originals and Annoying Orange, three belong to Asian-Americans
. Ryan Higa, 21, a Japanese-American comic who lives in Las Vegas, has 4.1
million subscribers to his channel, in which he melds sketch comedy and
personal musings. Until recently, he was No. 1 in total subscribers; he is
now No. 2.
Michelle Phan, 24, a Vietnamese-American in Los Angeles, has 1.5 million
followers, the most-subscribed channel of any woman, Asian or not, on
YouTube. Her slickly produced videos offer beauty tips and makeup tutorials.
One is inspired by Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Another
is by the computer-generated, downloadable, neon-blue-haired Japanese pop
icon, Hatsune Miku, who has performed onstage as a hologram. Nowhere else in
the media, other than the Internet, are there “really strong Asian roles,
” Ms. Phan said.
Before her YouTube stardom, she was turned down for a job at a Lancôme
makeup counter; now she is a company spokeswomen.
The phenomenon is the subject of a comong independent documentary, “
Uploaded: The Asian American Movement,” which examines the rise of Asian-
Americans in nontraditional media.
“Even among the Asian-American community, we can’t name five real
mainstream, say, Asian-American female actors or Asian-American male actors,
” said Julie Zhan, an executive producer of the film, which is in
production. On YouTube, she added, “I can name probably 20 off the top of
my head.”
Kent A. Ono, a professor of communications and Asian-American studies at the
University of Illinois, said that the lack of Asians in mainstream media
stems from a misperception “that Asian-American actors are not bankable to
audiences.”
Different rules apply online, Professor Ono added.
He pointed to a presentation from the Pew Research Center that found that 87
percent of Asian-Americans used the Internet in 2010, more than any other
major demographic group.
“Their huge presence in the Internet suggests that, indeed, audiences like
them,” he said.
Sites like YouTube also give entertainers more artistic freedom. That was
the case for Kevin Wu, a 21-year-old Chinese-American in Los Angeles who
started posting videos more than four years ago under the handle KevJumba.
He makes humorous skits and music videos on subjects he said are taboo among
his parents’ generation, like sex and race. In one video, his father, a
Chinese immigrant, dresses in drag and pretends to be his mother.
Mr. Wu has 1.8 million followers, making his YouTube channel the 12th most
subscribed in history. “I’ll talk about things that Asians don’t like to
talk about,” Mr. Wu said. “We’re a new breed of Asian-American, and I’m
a representative of that.”
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