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Looking at re-runs of Kung FU with the Actor David Carradine was supposed to be Chinese ! . He looks totally Caucasian. WTF ? What d'a thunk????

REMsleep · 41-45, F
Yea back in the day they always had white people play Asian characters. Its so weird because in California there are a million Asians.
Old fashioned racism.
They even painted his skin yellow. Horrible lol
chris62ca · 56-60, M
[@867436,REMsleep] Apparently Bruce Lee was considered for the role of Caine, but it was felt that American audiences be more receptivet to someone not so Asian.
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@867436,REMsleep] lol
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@376657,chris62ca] Interesting..Bruce would have been cool
Bad4U · 18-21, F
its Bill... kill him
chris62ca · 56-60, M
In the story, Caine's father was an American, and his mother was Chinese.
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@376657,chris62ca] Oh I see.. I guess he could pass as chinese a bit. Thanks for that info
fun4us2b · 61-69, M
I thought that was the premise...he was mixed and learning ways of his grandfather or something like that
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@64578,fun4us2b] Yes, just found out the story had him mixed race
mrlopez · 26-30, M
the hairy chest doesn't help. few Asians i met with hairy chest
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@1161949,mrlopez] True
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
White people wouldn't have watched the show otherwise. That was the times they lived in.
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@622125,Thevy29] But Bruce Lee was Asian an very watchable. I think it was the same era
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
[@420927,Jourzee] I watched a doco on bruce lee once and this show was discussed and this had been the reason why he wasn't cast in the role.
Jourzee · 36-40, M
[@622125,Thevy29] very interesting
gregloa · 56-60, M
He’s half white grasshopper.

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