#racist #asianracism #movie #AcademyAwards #licoricePizza'Awardshttps:\/\/rafu.com\/2021\/12\/manaa-to-the-academy-licorice-pizzas-racism-doesnt-deserve-awards\/\u2014 Mimi Chen (@MImi_TheSound) December 22, 2021 @MImi_TheSound Perhaps just as bad is the fact that a white restaurateur in the movie -- played by John Michael Higgins -- introduces two different wives of his, who are Japanese and look similar. In both scenes, he speaks to them in a caricatured Japanese accent ... which a lot of people also found offensive and unnecessary for the story. Indeed, it reeks of blatant racism. The latter criticism has become quite loud, especially among those who belong to MANAA -- the Media Action Network for Asian Americans. They penned an open letter to the Academy and other governing bodies during this award season, asking that 'LP' be snubbed. A 25 year old woman and a 15 year old boy have a romance where she flashes her breasts at him? The mockery of the Japanese language? Like really? Fuck that shit\u2014 irl cathy ack!!! (@ajessilee) December 25, 2021 @ajessilee So, what has PTA had to say about all this? On the age difference, he says no line is ever crossed in his film, downplaying any provocativeness. And, on the racism, he says that type of dynamic (white husband speaking to Japanese wife in an accent) "happens all the time."