A popular Youtuber by the name of Natalie Tran, also known for her channel name CommunityChannel, had a talk about Asians in the media at Brown University. In her talk she spoke on subjects such as typecasting, lack of representation, and racism she had been forced to endure from comments on her videos. She went on to list many hurtful remarks she’d encountered including one along the lines of, “You’re a slut, because you don’t date an Asian guy.” Following this statement, a commenter went on to criticize her lack of romantic history with other men of Asian decent. This triggered an onslaught of users either agreeing with the commenter’s views or fiercely defending Ms. Tran.
One user in replying to these hateful remarks, instead of addressing the racism involved in the original comment, decided to approach that hate with some productive and healing wisdom. His response (while moving) is quite long, so beware! Please read on as what he says may be enlightening and encouraging to those who have suffered from heartache and/or loneliness.