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BTS Storms onto AMA Stage

posted by Randall
BTS

THE 2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(r) – The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, broadcasts live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA)
BTS

Views from the Edge contributed to this report

Bruno Mars dominated the American Music Awards with … Read more

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It Could Be Bruno Mars Night at the American Music Awards

posted by Randall

Bruno Mars

That’s What I Like is up for Video of the Year at the American Music Awards, one of eight nominations for Bruno Mars


 
Bruno Mars leads all artists with eight nominations at the American Music Awards.
 
The awards will be presented tonight in Los Angeles from the Microsoft Theatre.
 
Mars is nominated … Read more

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Nov 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Zayn Malik voted Top New Artist; fashion oops & downs at the American Music Awards

Zayn Malik voted Top New Artist; fashion oops & downs at the American Music Awards

posted by Randall
Zayn Malik at American Music Awards

Zayn Malik receives his award as New Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards.

By Ed Diokno

Asian Americans had their moments in the spotlight at the American Music Awards Sunday as presenters and award recipients.

Teen-heartthrob Zayn Malik was named New Artist of the Year for his first solo album after leaving … Read more

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Feb 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Schema: Art Gallery urged to cancel yellowface fundraiser

Schema: Art Gallery urged to cancel yellowface fundraiser

posted by Randall

WAGA 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

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Jan 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: What really is yellowface?

Rafu Shimpo: What really is yellowface?

posted by Randall

Mickey Rooney, Breakfast at TiffanysGuy Aoki who co-founded Media Action Network for Asian Americans in 1992 is taking issue with the way some in the media are using the term yellowface.

In Aoki’s own words from his column in Rafu Shimpo,”it should apply to non-Asians putting on make-up to look Asian, usually pulling or slanting their eyes … Read more

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GQ: @KatyPerry explains her geisha performance

posted by Randall

Katy Perry at American Music AwardsTeen 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

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Dec 29, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Buzz Feed: The top 6 offenses against Asian Americans

Buzz Feed: The top 6 offenses against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Katy PerryBuzz Feed has declared 2013 as the year of cultural appropriation.

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

Community Issues

Dec 3, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: JACL condemns Katy Perry’s Geisha performance

Rafu Shimpo: JACL condemns Katy Perry’s Geisha performance

posted by Randall

Katy Perry at American Music AwardsThe Japanese American Citizens League today issued a statement condemning Katy Perry’s Geisha performance at the American Music Awards as stereotypical.

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

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Nov 30, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Psychology Today: Katy Perry Geisha performance a form of institutional racism

Psychology Today: Katy Perry Geisha performance a form of institutional racism

posted by Randall

Katy Perry at American Music AwardsDr. 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.

He states in a blog for Psychology Today that her appearance on the AMAs is just another example … Read more

Community Issues

.@JulieChen joins defense of Katy Perry’s Geisha performance. Others demand apology

posted by Randall

Julie ChenThe 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

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