What did Yeoh do?

How do the two stories we read about Michelle Yeoh “represent” her —tell her story in different ways? How have the writers’ differing audiences and purposes shaped the telling?

The first story represents Yeoh in a graceful and superhuman light, in an attempt to promote the movie, Crazy Rich Asians and shed light on the positive impact it is having on the Asian American community. In the second article, however, fellow Asian actors are seen to mock her name in an attempt to undermine her achievement as a co-producer. Their tweets are defensive of the Asian community, and the way that the Straits Times wrote about her, represent Yeow as an actress that has forgotten her background and culture thus, contradicting the advertising of the first article.

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