BBMAS

Okay, let’s talk about the BBMAS not because of all these artists here and I’m praying for Shawn Mendes to get an award or something. No, I’m stating the fact that for once millions of Asian kids will be represented today by a Korean boy band. I don’t give a damn that it’s a kpop group and all these white girls are so excited because omg it’s kpop. No, if anyone should be excited more than them, it’s the Asians that never get represented, kids that feel like it’s weird to be Asian because no one’s represents them or talk about them,the kids that feel like they have to go into the Asian stereotype of being geniuses and fear failure. I get it that for everyone BTS is a kpop group and omg your bias is here and being on American TV, but what I don’t get is why people aren’t talking about Asians are getting represented on TV. Much less Koreans, everyone talks about the Japanese and Chinese if they talk about Eastern Asians,but they never mention Koreans which to me as a Korean felt weird because I existed, why didn’t people talk about Korea or the people there. And I found a place where they did, but it was only for the pretty Koreans that could sing and dance and act, it was the true Korean side of engineering or technology or traditions. It was people fetishing my race in a way. But back to the fact for once Asians are going to be actually represented and yes there has been Asian actors and actresses in the past but, it does not make up for the fact most of the time Asian roles are white washed more than given. It’s a big thing in the Asian culture, we are being represented, even if it’s by a boy band, it still makes up for the fact people are noticing Korea. People never forget China, Japan or Vietnam. But they forget Korea and ask “which Korea are you from the good one or the bad one”.