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THIS IS GOING TO BE MY THEME SONG.

H*28: Problematic Asian American Youtube Stars (feat. Lucy)

This week for H*28, Chuks and Kari are joined by ragstoreverie (Lucy) to discuss Asian-American Media. In the last few years, especially the rise of YouTube stars, Asian American media has boomed with Wong Fu Productions, Fung Brothers, KevJumba, JK Films/David So, Jabbawockeez, and many more. They play an important role in the community–needed representation and control of production, for example–but they are not without their problems. For asks this week, we answer an ask from Sarah about access to social justice movement, butchrobot about developed/developing nation terminology, and 2goldensnitches about fighting with family members over the Gaza-Israel conflict.

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Let’s talk about how great it is that there’s a song about dim sum.

Thank you Andrew Fung!

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Bobalife (MUSIC VIDEO) - Fung Brothers ft. Kevin Lien, Priscilla Liang, & Aileen Xu

Boba lovers, enjoy!  Hehehe.

mikelevo asked:

Hey Juliet. Could you elaborate a little bit more on this, possibly as an article or quick post on the BOBALIFE music video? I'd like to hear your thoughts on it. Thank you. "As usual, the sexism and just blatant DISrespect for women among Asian American male Youtubers is more obvious than anything else." -Mike

Let’s get crackin’!

Alright. So I’ve written before on the misogyny in Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead’s music. Here’s the video for his song “For You”
 

It has lyrics calling women bitches, crazy ass bitches, groupies that will “drop real low”, makes a reference to “For the ones I drugged out”. DRUGGED OUT? I’m hoping that doesn’t mean what I think it is and Dumb’s not actually a rapist.

With the Fung Brothers, I do believe they have good intentions. I’ve hung out with them and they really do want to make a difference in their communities and inspire pride in a community like the San Gabriel Valley area. But in their videos, I see Asian women being used as props, objects, and in this most recent one, reduced to a pair of breasts.

It all makes me highly uncomfortable. Some other stuff, including Tweets by one of the FB, has also happened but I think I’ll leave that out of this for now. 

We’ve also got Timothy De La Ghetto, a rapper who goes by Traphik on Youtube. He’s probably my least favorite and if I saw him, I’d probably punch him. He makes rape jokes, talks about “choking a slut”, makes references to throwing women away, calls women ‘bitches’, and jokes about statutory rape. There was even a petition criticizing the Midwest Asian American Student Union for inviting a misogynist like him to perform at the conference.

Additionally, the Youtube star Kevjumba posted this week about how hipster guys shouldn’t date Asian women since we’re not accessories. He followed up by saying that hipster girls should date Asian men. That kind of double standard and sexism towards women in general (and disrespect for Asian women) is extremely rampant in the Asian American community. I posted earlier about why it’s problematic, so feel free to read it.

There’s PLENTY more, but I’m too lazy (and my laptop is too slow) to look up more videos on Youtube. This is probably not going to make me any friends in the Youtube community, but it’s definitely something that needs to be talked about. 

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TOP ASIAN FEMALE CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME

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Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year.

Yes! Thanksgiving + Christmas + New Year = CNY

I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with Model Minority (Andrew Fung, David Fung, and Jason Chu) while at the OCA Convention!

If you haven’t heard of Model Minority, they’re responsible for some of the illest beats and tracks to emerge from the Asian American community. Check em out, listen to their tracks, share their videos!

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ASIAN COLLEGE BUBBLE

I guess I’m a mix of the “intentional” and the “floater” loool 

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We don’t even have to try–we’re living a Bobalife.

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A lot of Black chicks ask us ‘DO ASIAN GUYS LIKE BLACK GIRLS?’ 

HERE’S THE ANSWER! 

"Much Love" Review

By Steven Cong

Jason Chu’s new album, Much Love, has a lot to say. The issues he touches on range from reminiscing about high school to reconciling Christian and LGBT identities. That’s pretty deep. Despite the wide range of topics, the album still manages to feel cohesive because Jason always tied it back to what the album is about as a whole. And what it’s about is love, both the love that we have in this world and the love that’s missing from it. He orients his perspective of love around what he knows as a Chinese American Christian rapper, and it gives the listener much food for thought.

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