This 'Crazy Rich Asians' Twitter thread is making the internet emotional

Jack Webb@JackWebb92
Monday 20 August 2018 11:00

The film 'Crazy Rich Asians' has taken Hollywood by storm and its success has had quite an impact on Asian writers.

On Friday night, Kimberly Yam - the Asian Voices editor for The Huffington Post - took to Twitter and launched a thread explaining why the film means so much to her.

The emotional journey had Twitter in tears and the responses to it were heartwarming:

It seems that Crazy Rich Asians is having a similar impact as Black Panther had.

Who knew that positive representation in films would matter so much?

Literally everyone knows this - apart from people who make films, it seems. A prime example being the casting of Jack Whitehall - a straight, white man - as an openly gay character by Disney.

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