RP: The old days, when "ATTRACTIVE Oriental" meant WHITE

(From "Captain Battle" number 2, 1941.)

11 Responses to RP: The old days, when "ATTRACTIVE Oriental" meant WHITE

  1. TheNate says:

    Ever see “The Conquerer?” Red-headed Susan Hayward played a Tartar princess named Bortai.

  2. kingmonkey says:

    John Wayne as Genghis Khan.
    Warner Oland as Charlie Chan.

    Some of the most memorable Asians are white.

  3. Dan Gonzalez says:

    The entire cast of that Airbender movie comes to mind…

  4. Gero says:

    It could have been much worse. Ever see “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”? Mikey Roonie plays the most racist Asian stereotype I’ve ever seen…

  5. Saen-WyrWulf says:

    If the lady is talking about the jewel, there’s no such thing as a “Konoor”. I’m assuming she’s talking about the Koh-i-Noor, a really big and EXTREMELY valuable diamond. But it’s never been spelled “Konoor”. Ever. For Gods’ sakes, do research before you write a comic book. I expect this is why the guy’s company went out of business in ’55.

  6. Alan Bates says:

    Who ever said he was talking about the Koh-i-Noor? Isn’t it possible for another item to have a similar name?

  7. Gero says:

    I’m assuming the konoor is that green gem she’s looking at…

  8. Nick Hentschel says:

    @ Gero:

    Good call, bringing up the “Tiffany’s” reference. There’s a scene in “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story,” where Bruce and Linda actually walk out of that movie because they’re so offended!

  9. Dr. Shrinker says:

    @ Gero
    Couldn’t be much worse than Marlon Brando in “Teahouse of the Autumn Moon.”

  10. spidercow2010 says:

    Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto.

  11. This is an akward statment for the comic since both things are wrong. She is white and that guys is right its IS Koh-I-Noor. How much fail does this company produce?
    Also may I ask what is it? The company? What is it called?