Racial depersonalization can be especially hurtful to Asian women in situations where being recognized as an individual is important, such as romantic relationships, because a person may feel unloved if they sense they could be replaced by someone with similar qualities.
In movies, television and media, we see this stereotypical representation of Asian women as an objects rather than humans.
Continuously seeing this image in mainstream media has led to the idea of the "Asian fetish". Butterfly, the writer David Henry Hwang, using the term "yellow fever", a pun on the disease of the same name, discusses white men with a "fetish" for (east) Asian women.
As quoted on Slate.com, We found no evidence of the stereotype of a white male preference for East Asian women.
However, we also found that East Asian women did not discriminate against white men (only against black and Hispanic men).
20% of married Asian American women and 7% of married Asian American men have a non-Asian spouse, 17.1% of married Asian American women are married to a white spouse, and 3.5% of married Asian men have a spouse classified as 'other'.