A fundraiser by the Winnipeg Art Gallery which encourages partygoers to “embrace their inner ninja” and “throw on a kimono and everything Japanese” is being called “hurtful” and a perpetuation of yellowface that has surfaced in the media in recent months, reports Schema.
The Big in Japan Art & Soul Gala has reminded some … Read more
Kwon was actually recruited to appear on the program.
Unbeknownst to him, the producers had decided they were going to divide the … Read more
Very few parents looked like his, he wrote in a blog for NPR
The junior high teacher with mostly Asian features has a Korean father and a white mother.
Even after his father died, he overheard his mother’s friends mocking his dad’s accent.
Rochester.net reports the chant inferred that all Indian Americans ran convenience stores where slurpees are sold.
The yell leader of the Pittsford-Sutherland fan club lead his members … Read more
Here’s a story about a Japanese airline being forced to apologize for the racial stereotyping of whites.
The All Nippon Airways commercial aired on Saturday and featured two Japanese executives talking about changing the image of the Japanese airline.
The spot ends … Read more
Teen idol and pop star Katy Perry as you might expect is defending her much maligned performance as a geisha at the American Music Awards.
She told GQ that that her act was misunderstood by her critics.
“All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I … Read more
Recently comedian Dat Phan appeared on CNN and defended the recent yellowface episode of How I Met Your Mother saying he didn’t see anything wrong with it, according to Mediaite.
Phan is one of the few Asian American comedians that has been able to gain mainstream media exposure, primarily because he was the first … Read more
Asian Americans are turning to Twitter to amplify their voice against insensitive and stereotypical portrayals of their community, notes KPCC.
It happened with the recent yellowface slap happy How I Met Your Mother episode. It happened with Questlove insulting Asians while on tour in Japan. It happened again with Katy Perry‘s performance at … Read more
According to YOMYOMF, a few people took to Twitter last night and used the words racist to describe it.
— r pineda aka 5ive90 (@dj590) January
When is a joke racist?
The very question upsets some and excites others.
It’s a question tackled by PP Wong in the Huffington Post.
Wong sees many racially tinged jokes as a form of “grown up … Read more