Here’s Why Pixar’s Asian-Focused Short “Bao” Has White People Confused
Just... just let Asian people have things too.
If you've watched Incredibles 2, then you've seen Pixar's newest short, Bao, that plays before the film.
It's the charming tale of a lonely Chinese-Canadian mother who finds a second chance at being a parent when a dumpling comes to life.
While the story sounds sweet, it was the ending that threw viewers off. Basically, SPOILER ALERT, the mother eats the dumpling during an argument when it tries to leave home.
For Asian audiences, the eight-minute short was reflective of their own strained relationships with their parents while growing up.
Which just worked to highlight the issues with and impacts of underrepresentation of Asian culture on the big screen.
So, just like my Asian brothers and sisters out there, I'd just like to say: thanks, Pixar.
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