Darren Criss is half Filipino, and a white-passing half at that. Because of this, he’s very aware of the privilege he has in Hollywood. And so it’s interesting that while he definitely doesn’t hide that he isn’t just white, he doesn’t identify as Asian American. I feel like him and Mark Paul Gosselaar need to grab a drink sometime to hash out how it feels to be white passing hapa men in Hollywood.
I don’t think it’s up to the public to hash out how he identifies, but it’s just really interesting to see how much of a struggle it is for him to figure out what he sees himself as and how much privilege plays a part in his success.