Crazy Rich Asians: Responses to movie reveal incongruence

The Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians, set in Singapore, has ignited heated discussion. Forum letters, online commentaries and social media posts have highlighted concerns around issues of racial representation, the rich-poor class divide and national service obligations.

What do the responses, both online and offline, say about us as a society?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 06, 2018, with the headline 'Crazy Rich Asians: Responses to movie reveal incongruence'. Print Edition | Subscribe