Some People Are Upset There’s No Asian Male in Netflix’s New Film With Lana Condor

Jenny Han’s New York Times bestselling novel “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” has been adapted into a film and will land on Netflix on August 17, but not everyone is thrilled.

The teen romance movie follows Lara Jean Song Covey, played by Lana Condor, who made her film debut as Jubilee in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” as someone releases her box full of letters she wrote to her five crushes without her knowledge.

“Peter with the beautiful eyes, Kenny from camp, Lucas from homecoming, John Ambrose from Model UN, and Josh… the boy next door,” Lara Jean says in the new teaser trailer.

Fans were beyond ecstatic and could hardly contain themselves, with many praising the film for its Asian American representation.

But some were quick to point out the majority of Lara Jean’s crushes being white and the film’s lack of Asian male representation.

Some netizens commented on how Condor, who is of Vietnamese descent, is not Korean American like Lara Jean.

Fans still defended the movie for sticking close to the source material.

Regardless of the criticism, Condor’s role as the main lead in the film makes her the first Asian American women to lead on the big screen in 25 years. Congrats!

Featured Image via YouTube / Netflix

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