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'Joy Ride' Director Responds To Critics Who Say The Movie Is 'Targeting White People'

Joy Ride director Adele Lim is discussing social media reactions to her The Lionsgate movie will be released in theaters later this month.

Lin took to Twitter on Tuesday to comment on the unfavorable assessment of Jackson Murphy, whose Twitter profile describes himself as a movie critic.) .5 The River, an iHeartRadio station based in Albany, New York. Murphy’s tweet criticized the feature as “embarrassing” and “incredibly unpleasant,” adding: “Objectifying men, targeting white people.”

at In her response, Lin was writing for Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon

, posted , “I need ‘objectify men, against white people’ on a t-shirt.”

Journey of Joy , which will be released on July 7, follows a woman who travels across China to find her biological mother and is written by Lim, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao. Ashley Parker, Shirley Coke, Stephanie Starring Hsu and Sabina Wu.

in her Film review for The Hollywood Reporter, critic Lovia Gyarkye wrote, “Like the best quartets of film and television, this Four friends make an unlikely team, but it’s their differences that make their relationships with each other surprisingly comforting.Joyful Journey balances the other Irreverent humor—a mix of sex jokes and internal, soulful attacks on stereotypes within the Asian diaspora—with poignancy.”

at 1235521097 In a recent interview with THR, Lin talked about being a historically underrepresented community in Hollywood. The pressure on members to make their voices heard.

“This is the first time we have four Asian faces in an R-rated comedy,” Lim said at the time. “If you screw up — if a project with a queer or black or Asian protagonist fails — the instinctive reaction of the entire industry is to blame it on someone else. You don’t want that fear to paralyze you and stop you Create from a happy place.”




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