Jon M Chu Is Disgusted By Crazy Rich Asians Casting Scam

Filmmaker Jon M Chu has called out a scam where actors were being asked to audition for the sequels of Crazy Rich Asians. Jon decided to set things straight after a Twitter user named Alan Baltes, claiming to be a casting associate, announced that the film's two upcoming sequels were casting for lead roles. Baltes allegedly asked the several artists to pay 99 Dollors as submission fee. Talking to leading daily, said he is disgusted by the fraudulent activity happening on the social media. "I kept reading it, and when it said '99 dollars', I was like, 'This is f***ed up. There's so many scams like that in LA anyway and to actually target, specifically, Asian actors, was very frustrating," the director said. He termed the scam as a direct attack on Asian actors who have only now started to get recognised in Hollywood. He said such a scam makes things even more difficult for Asian Americans who are facing racial attacks in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, which originated from China.

2nd May 2020 | 03:54 PM (IST)