Burst Your Bubble

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

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EP62 - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Yellowface, and Whitewashing

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EP62 - Breakfast at Tiffany's may be a classic film but it's hard to ignore Mr. Yunioshi, a Japanese character played by a white man in yellowface. While discussing this adaptation of Truman Capote's 1958 novel, let's look at the history of yellowface in Hollywood, reminding ourselves that while we might not see someone doing such a blatant caricature yellowface and its racism, xenophobia, and orientalism still seeps into pop culture today - but now more covertly through whitewashing.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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