Non-Asian

i can’t believe there are loads of westerners commenting on news articles about the Rohingya Muslims saying poor poor Ashin Wirathu has been slandered cos ‘he’s a Buddhist monk and Buddhism is one of the most peaceful religions in the world’. like, the news article documents how he compares the muslim minority to animals and has incited violence against them and it’s justified? people who have zero knowledge of the complex ethnoreligious tensions in SEAsia are now experts and think that because of ISIS or something this is justified? the situations are totally different. plus they’re justifying collective punishment.

and the orientalist view of South, SEAsian and East Asian religions as 100% peaceful…??? i don’t know what these people have been smoking but many of our emperors adhered to these “100% peaceful religions” and had no problem slaughtering and conquering people to build expansionist empires for thousands of years. people will use any religion to justify violence if they want to.

like i always get this condescending vibe the way some non-Asians talk about Asia. whenever they’re not referring to the Middle-East/Western Asia, they think we’re people who found the secret to inner peace or that we never hurt a fly unless being influenced by european imperialism. good grief no, our history has been just as full of violence and imperialism. just because they don’t know it because they are more familiar with the bloody wars centered around the Abrahamic religions doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

I feel as though most Kpop fans have secretly thought of being a Kpop idol for a minute or for years regardless of their ethnicity and race but wouldn’t be up for the idea of a non East Asian Kpop idol. I’m not sure if it’s a bad thing or not that some fans feel this way?

anonymous asked:

hey!! forgive me in advance if i am assuming that you are non-asian, but after a bit of looking around your blog i can't find anything that suggests you are, so. i would suggest not calling your makeup 'asian' styled, and probably to avoid doing 먹방 as that is something that belongs to south korean culture, not american and especially not white. please don't take this the wrong way, i'm simply trying to correct you before someone else does in a ruder manner :-(

Hey there I take things like cultural appropriation and racism VERY seriously

I am calling the makeup asian-styled NOT because I am trying to look Asian but because I am emulating a style of eye-liner that is not present/popular in the west. I am going to give credit where credit is due, and I am directly copying a style of makeup that is done in Asia (more specifically it is popular in Korea and Japan). Am I appropriating by doing this makeup? Yes, technically that is a form of appropriation, but whether or not it is offensive is up to you. 

As for 먹방; I was living in Korea for a while, and watched a lot of 먹방 with my partner (a Korean, born and raised), and they recommended I bring it to the US because I love food and eating, and I have wanted to do a livestream show for a long time. I am not going to do a “OMG LOOK AT THIS WEIRD KOREAN THING KOREANS DO SO ORIANTAL XD” type of thing, its going to pretty much be 먹방, just in English and focusing on trying to bring it to the US. I could have called it something else in English (because honestly its only a matter of time before people start doing it, and you can see the embarrassingly awful “MOK BANG” video posted by the fine bros in which it IS offensively treated as a weird Asian thing) but I decided to go with the original name because I don’t want to steal something from another culture and rebrand it as my own invention. Same with the eyeliner, I will give credit where credit is due. 

I am sure there will be backlash because I am not Asian, I’m a fully white-person, but––I was born in Asia, and I have lived in Asia for a large portion of my life. I have been heavily influenced by its art and media for most of my life, and I’m not going to deny that portion of my identity.

먹방 is going to come to the west. It WILL happen. I’m going to do it. Is it morally better for me to call it what it is and directly point out where it came, or is it better for me to do it but ignore entirely where I got the inspiration from??

I think its up to the individual to decide on that.

If any of my mutuals have something to add to this, please go ahead and do so. 

remember when red velvet had light hair & eyes for their ice cream cake concept and non-asian tumblr said they were doing a “white people” concept and wanted to look white

i bet u nobody is even gonna think that for a second about shinee’s concept lol

Dear Non-Asians

1. We do not understand the words “ching chong”.

2. Not all Koreans make nuclear bombs or eat dogs.

3. Just cause you see an Asian person it doesn’t mean they’re Chinese, they could be Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino etc.

4. We are not all communists. (N.K)

5. Asian girls with long black hair HATE being called The Grudge or the girl from The Ring. Same goes for Asian guys and being called Grudge boy.

6. We don’t use THAT much M.S.G.

7. Don’t ask us to speak our language, we will when we feel like it.

8. We don’t know how to translate your name so stop asking cause most likely we can’t.

9. Don’t ask us to teach you curse words either.

10. Stop trying to pair up Asian guys and girls at your school and say they look cute together. Not all Asians belong together.

11. All Asian countries speak different languages.

12. Just because we’re Asian it doesn’t mean that we know karate, kung fu, tae kwon do etc. Even though we are probably capable of kicking your butt anyway.

13. Don’t say all Asian people look the same, that’s like saying all white people look the same, all African Americans look the same and all Hispanics look the same.

14. Surprise! Not all Asians are good at maths.

15. Not all Asians are short.

16. Or skinny.

17. Just to let you know, it’s NOT funny when you tape your eyes up and start speaking gibberish. That just gives us another reason to kick your butt.

18. Go ahead, make fun of us. We’ll just make fun of you in our own language.

19. It’s ok for us to call each other F.O.B’s but if you call us one you’re asking for a beating.

20. Yeah we eat rice, and what?

21. Don’t fold your hands and bow at us like you know what you’re doing cause honestly you look like an idiot.

22. Don’t ask if the Chinese use cat in their food, if they did they would label it “cat chow mein” instead of chicken chow mein. They don’t use cat if you didn’t already guess that by now.

23. No…Yao Ming is not my uncle.

24. Chopsticks are the perfect utensil and the easiest to wash.

25. People from India are Asians too.

Maybe it’s just me but there aren’t many nerdy/geeky Black girls portrayed on tv or in movies. You get the nerdy weird white boy who salivates over the pretty popular girls, the brunette white chick who has a heart of gold and gets transformed by the end, the stereotypical geeky Asian kid who’s good at math or the nerdy Black side kick who’s into gadgets and gizmos. Like where are my Black STEM ladies at? Where are my MATHletes/Science club/Chess club ladies? Where are my cosplaying anime nerds? I need some good representation.