Half-Filipino Darren Criss Doesn’t Identify As Asian-American & Twitter Has Lots Of Opinions!

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Darren Criss gets genuine about his Asian heritage.

In an talk with Vulture final week, a American Crime Story star opens adult about personification his initial half-Filipino character: sequence torpedo Andrew Cunanan, who murdered during slightest 5 people including Gianni Versace in 1997.

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Despite being half-Filipino himself, a 31-year-old doesn’t brand as Asian-American.

He told author E. Alex Jung:

“No. we consider that’d be unfair. we consider that’d sound like I’m reaching for a minority label on a college application. we consider that would be unfair. Yeah, my mom’s Asian-American. She’s from a Philippines and came here and afterwards married a white guy, and here we am. But maybe it’s given of a approach we look. Maybe if we looked a small some-more pan-Asian and we was put in that box afterwards we would be like, ‘Yeah, we brand as Asian-American,’ though maybe given a obstacles that might come adult haven’t that we don’t consider about it. But that’s a unequivocally engaging question. I’ve never suspicion about that. For improved or for worse, we theory not. But we theory we am. What do we think? Am I? On paper we theory we kind of am.”‘

In fact, a Glee alum thinks it is “nice” that he “[looks] like a Caucasian guy.” When asked if being biracial has influenced his casting, he responded:

“No. No. I’ve been unequivocally happy and unequivocally thrilled. we always contend one of my favorite things about myself is that I’m half-Filipino though we don’t demeanour like it. It’s always like an ace adult my sleeve of like, ‘Oh really? How nuts.’ So it never unequivocally has. we only demeanour like a Caucasian guy, that is nice. I’ve got a multiethnic thing going on. People consider I’m like Italian or Mediterranean. No, my mom’s really Filipino. we grew adult with a Filipino mom. Anybody who’s grown adult in that universe knows that’s a thing we share.”‘

After a talk was published, Criss simplified his remarks on Twitter by writing:

Despite a clarification, amicable media users had varying opinions per Vulture‘s piece. Some shielded Criss opposite claims he is disapproval his Filipino roots.

On a flip side, others suspicion his comments were “disappointing” and “insulting.”

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