Media representation of minority groups can be seen as a major change in pop culture and can influence the flow of the narrative and such. However, media representation fails when it does not represent Asian-Americans and Asians as versatile people. Asian-Americans tend to fill in roles that portray stereotypical Asian "archetypes" such as an intelligent nerd that happens to be mild-mannered or submissive, a comedic character that does a stereotypical Asian accent, a martial artists, and many more. Nowadays, there have been notable changes to Asian-American roles in the United States and it has caused a revolution in the progressive representation of minorities. Great examples of this are Ki Hong Lee and Conrad Ricamora.
Ki Hong Lee has been a rising star in modern pop culture and is prominent for his role as Minho in The Maze Runner (2014) and a multitude of Wong Fu Production videos such as Away We Happened and This is How We Never Met and also from his own youtube channel. He’s portrayed roles such as a person always on the lookout for a girlfriend, a comedic extra, a man overthinking about his marriage and memories, and a person having uncontrollable thoughts about a complete stranger. Conrad Ricamora is a theatre actor that has made a breakthrough in the critically acclaimed series How to Get Away With Murder where he plays a gay Asian-American character.