asian stereotypes

me as a quirky movie protagonist with all my serious flaws written out, played by a far more attractive actor: “whee! I can date everyone!”

voice over: “due to the realities of time management and their own personal shortcomings, they could not, in fact, date everyone”

anonymous asked:

Have you seen the video of BTS reaction to Twice's aegyo? I nearly choked my drink! Honestly, as a Korean female myself who grew up in the States, it bothers me how people created this stereotype around Asian woman that we all are really cute, dorky and lovable. I'm far from that, I'm often seen as cold bc of my resting bitch face or too sassy for a female Asian. My problem with groups like Twice is how they fake their personalities just to be famous. I'm all about realness, sorry for the rant

I’ve seen it but avoided watching Twice, I just really can’t stand that group, so I avoid them as much as possible. But I agree with you, I mean, I’m not korean or something, but I hate those “cute” groups. I find them fake and cringey, besides theirs songs are terrible. But hearing it from a korean woman perspective is very interesting ! It’s okay if you’re cold and have a resting bitch face or whatever, I’m kinda like you and there’s nothing wrong with us ;)

Stereotyped vs Nuanced Characters and Audience Perception

Writing with color receives many questions regarding the stereotypes Characters of Color and their story lines may possess.

There’s a difference between having a three-dimensional character with trait variance and flaws, versus one who walks the footsteps of a role people of their race/ethnicity are constantly put into. Let’s discuss this, as well as how sometimes, while there’s not much issue with the character, a biased audience will not allow the character to be dimensional.

But first: it’s crucial to consider the thinking behind your literary decisions.

Trace your Logic 

When it comes to the roles and traits you assign your characters, it’s important to ask yourself why you made them the way they are. This is especially true for your marginalized characters.

So you need an intimidating, scary character. What does intimidating look like on first brainstorm? Is it a Black man, large in size or presence? (aka a Scary Black Man) A Latino with trouble with the law? If so, why?

Really dig, even as it gets uncomfortable. You’ll likely find you’re conditioned to think of certain people in certain roles on the spot.

It’s a vicious cycle; we see a group of people represented a certain way in media, and in our own works depict them in the way we know. Whether you consciously believe it’s the truest depiction of them all or not, we’re conditioned to select them for these roles again and again. Actors of Color report on being told in auditions they’re not performing stereotypical enough and have been encouraged to act more “ethnic.” 

This ugly merry-go-round scarcely applies to (cis, straight) white people as they are allowed a multitude of roles in media. Well, then again, I do notice a funny trend of using white characters when stories need a leader, a hero, royalty, a love interest…

Today’s the day to break free from this preconditioned role-assigning.

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Team China swimmer Ning Zetao is shattering stereotypes about Asian men.

Twitter has a new thirst god and his name is Ning Zetao. That’s right, people on social media are freaking out over the 23-year-old Olympic swimmer, who will be representing team China at the summer games in Rio de Janeiro in the coming weeks. 

Ning will compete in the men’s 50 meter freestyle and the men’s 100 meter freestyle in Rio. 

But Ning’s thirst king status is not only lighting up your feed, it’s also shattering stereotypes that Asian men can’t be sex symbols. Somebody tell Chelsea Handler.

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“New York Times editor Michael Luo wrote an open letter to a woman who told him to “Go back to China” in October and started the hashtag, #thisis2016. Asians/Asian Americans across the nation responded to Luo and his encounter by using the hashtag and sharing stories of their own racist experiences. We decided to respond to the hashtag as well on Bowdoin’s campus. These are all real statements, quotes and encounters that Bowdoin students have experienced recently. This is our version of #thisis2016.


Co-sponsored by ASA & SASA

The photos are currently on display in Smith Union and will be there until mid December.”

– Bowdoin Asian Students Association

“What kind of asian are you?”

This video needs to be seen by everyone.

Shit white people say to asians

1. Are you Chinese, Filipino, or Vietnamese?
2. Do you eat dogs?
3. Its okay to call you yellow because that’s what your skin color is, right?
4. Do you speak Chinese?
5. Can you make me egg rolls?
6. Do you speak English?
7. Are you good at math?
8. You don’t look Asian, your eyes aren’t squinted.
9. If you’re Asian, why are you white?
10. When you’re talking to each other in your language are you talking about me?
11. Do you speak another language?
12. Do you eat weird things?
13. Do you always eat rice?
14. Do you have problems with your L’s and R’s when you talk?
15. You speak English well, how long have you been speaking it?
16. Of course you’re smart, you’re Asian!
17. Can you recommend a good Asian restaurant?
18. Do you eat cats??
19. What country are you from?
20. Is it true Asian guys have small dicks?

If you think of any more add em

So I’m flipping through TV and there is this new TV show called “Bunk’d” which is a spin off from Jessie. They introduce new characters to the show and the first thing that pisses me off is that the Asian girl is in a fort made of text books and things. She said

“If I don’t win this competition, my mom won’t let me come home!”

Competition as in the Camp’s competition with rope courses, obstacle courses, etc to become best cabin.. Then she states-

“Nothing is scarier than my mom when I don’t get an A.”

Then she goes on that if she doesn’t win the competition and win “best cabin”, that will lead her to not doing well in school, won’t go to Harvard, and then she won’t become a doctor which will kill her mother. She’s also the odd one out, and is already worrying about demerits, grades, etc. She’s constantly studying in fear of her parent’s disowning her. She’s like 12 and already planning her college life years ahead just to please her demeaning, strict, mother.

Nice Disney Channel, teaching kids stereotypes and racism. Fuck you.

can we please talk about how tone deaf and offensive and painfully unfunny S02E03 of Kimmy Schmidt–aka the one about “Asian American activism” & with Titus dressed as a geisha in yellowface–is????

Like it first of all frame AA activism–and all activism–as unreasonable internet jerks who aren’t interested in a conversation, just in yelling at people

the placing of the “transracial” white guy in the AA group is gross just because a) there ARE transracial asians in real life, such Asian adoptees, and b) the conversation around Asians as just “honorary white people” is unfortunately real and pervasive, and this just perpetuates that

the Asian American audience has dubbed Titus “Hitler” because of course that’s what those easily offended and incendiary activists do 

the Asian-American crowd is “won over” by Titus’s performance, and is confused???????

and then they decide that mocking AA activism isn’t enough, they make a punchline out of sensitivity towards Black Lives Matter; the Asian American girl then vaporizes and disappears in a beam of light after she “offends” herself after saying that she can’t breathe

not to mention the presence of non East Asian voices in Asian American groups only there to contribute to the characterization of AA groups (and activists in general) as ridiculously disorganized and unfocused, and prone to exaggerated whining about issues as “silly” as “past lives”

Trivializing AA activism and people is not okay. what the hell????