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Harry Shum Jr. On How Lack Of Asian Representation Hurt His Self-Perception — Huffington Post

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— by Kimberley Yam: Harry Shum Jr. has come a long way ― from wrestling with his own identity as an Asian American to completely owning it. 

The “Crazy Rich Asians” star, who’s part of a Panda Express campaign for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month called “Asian-American Originals,” spoke to HuffPost about his relationship to his Asian identity.

When he was growing up, Shum said, he internalized the absence of Asian voices and faces in the entertainment world…

Image courtesy of Panda Express/Peter Ash Lee

May 1, 2019 — 14:58 ET

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