"As a biracial person, it bothers me when people say Hiro being biracial is still white washing. I’m biracial- mixed with white heritage- and I’ve never really belonged anywhere because I’m too pale for one side of my family, but my features are too indigenous (and I’m too in love with that culture) for the other side. We never really belong anywhere."
They changed a canonically fully Japanese character into half white.
I do see where people would have a problem with that, seeing as how they could have kept him and Tadashi fully Japanese and made Fred biracial.
BUT I still really like the idea that Hiro is a biracial protagonist. I am not here for people saying he does not ‘look Asian enough’ when East Asian people have a variety of appearances.
A lot of it is conditioning to make it easier for - let’s be honest - probably white Disney fandom as well as America to accept him.
Hiro being biracial wouldn’t be a problem if they hadn’t whitewashed Honey Lemon and Fred and changed Wasabi no Ginger from Japanese to black (as if POC were interchangeable)