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My point was to explore the different ways these same issues manifest and I still think on a macro-level, all these issues are manifestations of the same problems.Yeah, I felt like leading with Art is not the way to go here. Race aside, Art is THE most recognizable queen from all the AUS/NZ bunch, doesn’t matter what race she is or what race were those who went before her, they were going to bring her backbecause she’s a well-known name.It cheapens the tone of the whole post because I’m expected to sympathize and reflect on racism in the franchise, but the I’m A wrapper Assume I’m Right shirt topic was not it so it felt like a crappy attention grab that was poorly supported. Do I believe there are huge problems with racism, representation, and treatment of BIPOC on the show? Fuck yes, but this post didn’t read like a proper discussionAt the end of the day, WOW does have the responsibility for the shows under its brand.Ru not critiquing Symone (and Mariah) are examples of the show being unwilling to engage in serious topics even when basically handed them on a silver platter.Yuhua being portrayed as a seamstress and nothing further is an example of an old racial stereotype showing up in the show (seamstress, no personal creativity is a Chinese stereotype), which is an example of stereotyping in the show.They are not supposed to be examples in direct comparison to each other.It is true that there are individual problems for different minority groups and it is very difficult to talk about all of them in one post. This is by no means a comprehensive summary of all possible angles.