koreans in hollywood: the good and the bad

The English edition of the Chosun Ilbo seems to have two kinds of articles about the state of Koreans in Hollywood. Stories about Korean Americans on the rise, like Sandra Oh, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho, etc... and stories about movies and shows with negative depictions of Koreans: No End to Korea's Rough Ride in Hollywood. Like the recent romantic comedy Because I Said So, which was released in Korea earlier this month. It's a scene involving a Korean massage parlor (grooooaaan):
The romantic comedy "Because I Said So", released in Korea last Thursday, features a Korean-run massage parlor at the beginning where the staff shout “fast, fast”, are atrocious at massage, listen in on the conversations of the customers and talk about them behind their backs in Korean. Many viewers here felt it was hard to concentrate on the rest of the movie because of the unpleasant feelings that generated.
I haven't seen the movie in question, but it sounds rather awful. But hey, don't despair. Here's a recent Chosun Ilbo interview with none other than Sandra Oh: Sandra Oh on the Challenge of Being Korean in Hollywood

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