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    People Were Moved By The Representation Of Asian-Americans On "Luke Cage"

    We rarely see Asian-American characters like them onscreen. Bravo, Luke Cage.

    After months of anticipation, Luke Cage finally dropped on Netflix last week, and it is everything fans hoped it would be.

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    The series stars Mike Colter as the titular character, who's a rather stoic defender of the disempowered and the world's first bulletproof black man. Many have called him the superhero the world needs right now.

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    But aside from our hero, we need to talk about the Chinese couple on Luke Cage: Connie (Jade Wu) and Jin Lin (Clem Cheung).

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    They're Luke's landlords who own Genghis Connie's, the restaurant below his apartment.

    Boss lady Connie โ€” who is a bit strict at first โ€” isn't afraid to claim what's hers.

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    "BBHMM ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ" โ€”Connie, probably

    But after a group of men trash the restaurant, Luke comes to the couple's rescue. Afterward, he and Connie become fast friends.

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    It's the cutest.

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    Connie + Luke = #friendshipgoals

    But perhaps the most DELIGHTFUL aspect of Connie and her husband is that they both speak perfect English, without any stereotypical Asian accents.

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    That's right. PER ๐Ÿ‘ FECT ๐Ÿ‘ ENG๐Ÿ‘LISH๐Ÿ‘

    When one of their attackers begins antagonizing the couple, Jin responds in the best way possible.

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    Many fans were moved by the minor detail.

    It's such a small detail but It makes me so happy to see older Asian characters not have a stereotypical accent in Luke Cage. V happy.

    #LukeCage's "I've got you" to the old Chinese American couple (who don't have stereotypical accents or outfits or mโ€ฆ https://t.co/d1gBL42SBv

    Weirdly moved by #LukeCage having the aging proprietors of a Chinese restaurant speak without dumb stereotypical accents. <3

    I'm still amazed that LUKE CAGE: 1. gave the Chinese restaurant owners depth. 2. AND they didn't have accents!

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ#LukeCage for having Asian American characters who do not speak with an accent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    They also praised Marvel for moving away from stereotypical representation of Asian-Americans.

    We went an entire season of Jessica Jones + Daredevil and didn't meet a single normal Asian citizen & Luke Cage has 2 in the TRAILER lmao

    SO refreshing to see an Asian character in a Marvel show that isn't a ninja or a gangster or has a thick accent. #LukeCage #SweetChristmas

    Here's hoping we see more of Connie and Jin on Luke Cage Season 2!

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