Asian Am Actors

#StarringJohnCho and Other Asian Leading Men

Hollywood seemed to have made a distinct group decision to remove Asian male actors from leading roles after Sessue Hayakawa became a Hollywood star.

Sessue Hayakawa

Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s.He was the first actor of Asian descent to find stardom as a leading man in the United States and Europe. His “broodingly handsome” good looks and typecasting as an exotic villain with sexual dominance made him a heartthrob among American women during a time of racial discrimination, and he became the first male sex symbol of Hollywood.

It was if Hollywood was afraid that Asian American men would have too much power being seen as sex symbols. Will this Twitter meme help? I hope so!

John Cho

Other Asian American male actors who are swoonworthy:

Russell Wong

Russell Wong

Mark Dacascos

Mark Dacascos

Apolo Anton Ohno

Apolo Anton Ohno

 Ho-Sung Pak

Ho-Sung Pak

Robin Shou

Robin Shou

Johnny Nguyen

Johnny Nguyen

Jon Foo

Jon Foo

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal

Daniel Henney

Daniel Henney

James Kyson Lee

James Kyson Lee

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale

Utkarsh Ambudkar

Utkarsh Ambudkar

Rick Yune

Rick Yune

David Lee McInnis

David Lee McInnis

Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Tohoru Masamune

Tohoru Masamune

Telly Leung

Telly Leung

Dennis Oh

Dennis Oh

Adrian Zaw

Adrian Zaw

Justin Chon

Justin Chon

Will Yun Lee

Will Yun Lee

Tom Choi

Tom Choi

Jon Komp Shin

Jon Komp Shin

Kenny Leu

Kenny Leu

godfrey gao

Godfrey Gao

 Shannon Kook

Shannon Kook

Chris Pang

Chris Pang

Ryan Potter

Ryan Potter

Michael Copon

Michael Copon

Booboo_Stewart

Booboo Stewart

Jay Hayden

Jay Hayden

Manish Dayal

Manish Dayal

Christopher Sean

Christopher Sean

Lewis Tan

Lewis Tan

Justin Chon

Justin Chon

 Aaron Yoo

Aaron Yoo

Chen Tang

Chen Tang

Nikesh Patel

Nikesh Patel

Topher Park

Topher Park

Jimmy Wong

Jimmy Wong

Justin Lee

Justin Lee

Lawrence Kao

Lawrence Kao

 Samuel Patrick Chu

Samuel Patrick Chu

#StarringJohnCho Memes

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