AEW Superstar and former star of the hit series “GLOW”, which was recently cancelled on Netflix, Awesome Kong commented on racial stereotyping behind the scenes. Kong posted to her Instagram claiming that she and fellow cast members requested they would hire a producer of “color”.
Kong’s Instragram post was a plan that was set into motion regarding the following three steps, among other details:
1) Hire an executive producer or consulting producer of color.
2) Fully address how portraying stereotypes and racially offensive wrestling personas has impacted our characters’ professional lives and personal dignity.
3) Amplify our voices and our importance within the season narrative.
Awesome Kong, along with Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Sunita Mani, Ellen Wong and Shakira Barrera felt “dis-empowered” during their time and made their concerns heard a couple of months before the cancellation. One of those concerns was that most made appearances on the show during its three seasons in the context of racist storylines. The latter that it was problematic to do that and then “be brief with our story development to serve the in-depth white storylines.”
You can check out Kong’s post below.