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Two years ago, digital strategist William Yu created #StarringJohnCho to advocate for greater Asian American representation in Hollywood. 

In launching #SeeAsAmStar, a new video project that utilizes Deepfake technology, Yu creates clips that provide a living depiction of Asian American as the heroes, romantics, and leaders that Hollywood refuses to cast because it “can’t see” Asian movie stars.

Studies continue to show that films with diverse casts result in higher box office numbers and higher returns on investments for film companies, yet whitewashing and the marginalization of Asian American stories continue to exist.

#SeeAsAmStar demonstrates what a world could look like if Hollywood starts to cast accordingly.

See the videos by visiting SeeAsAmStar.com or searching #SeeAsAmStar on Twitter. Share the tag and let William know what you think at on his Twitter.

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