By Ed Diokno
Asian Americans had their moments in the spotlight at the American Music Awards Sunday as presenters and award recipients.
A fundraiser by the Winnipeg Art Gallery which encourages partygoers to “embrace their inner ninja” and “throw on a kimono and everything Japanese” is being called “hurtful” and a perpetuation of yellowface that has surfaced in the media in recent months, reports Schema.
The Big in Japan Art & Soul Gala has reminded some … Read more
Teen idol and pop star Katy Perry as you might expect is defending her much maligned performance as a geisha at the American Music Awards.
She told GQ that that her act was misunderstood by her critics.
“All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I … Read more
Cultural appropriation is the assimilation of another culture as part of your own.
For minorities, this can be a negative when they see elements of their own culture twisted and redefined by the dominant culture.
Number 1 and number 3 were quite controversial even … Read more
The statement published in Rafu Shimpo said the opening act at the AMA’s “served as the latest rendition of the bad movie we’ve all seen before. There is a persistent strain in our culture … Read more
Dr. Ravi Chandra argues that Katy Perry’s recent performance as a Geisha on the American Music Awards is a form of institutional racism in that the producers of the AMAs let such a performance even take place.
The controversy over Katy Perry’s performance on the American Music Awards featuring the singer depicting a Geisha continues to divide the Asian American community.
CBS day time host Julie Chen is the latest to defend Perry.
She called the performance a “beautiful nod to the Asian culture.” You can watch her full take of the … Read more