By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
The headline was enough to give me a caffeine rush, something a few sips of coffee had so far this morning failed to do.
The five member all-girl Asian American group “AzN Pop!” is making a splash with its music and satire-taking jabs at K-Pop (Korean Pop) and J-Pop (Japanese Pop) and delivering a message about the Asian American experience.
AzN Pop! is the first female Asian American group to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade, which was … Read more
In just five days, a song intended to be a parody of Kpop has generated five million views on You Tube.
Boys Generally Asian is a group of five actors and social media stars consisting of Ryan Higa, David Choi, Philip Wang, Justin Chon, and Jun Sung Ahn.
Next Shark reports the song … Read more
A production in British Columbia of Charles Dicken’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood is under attack for its use of white actors in dark make up to appear South Asian, reports the CBC News.
Actor Anita Majumdar who is South Asian says the use of brownface comes from another time when theater goers and … Read more
Comedian Margaret Cho called those offended by her sketches as a North Korean general on the Golden Globes “racist”, in an interview with Emil Guillermo for his blog for AALDEF, the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund.
The response came after a question from Guillermo asking if she understood the backlash her sketch … Read more
Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.
“I’m of North … Read more
The incident is reminiscent of an incident back in 1870 involving author and satirist Bret Harte, reports Politico.
Harte wrote a poem intended to satirize the racism faced by … Read more
With the uproar over the Stephen Colbert tweet, there’s been a lot of talk in the last 24 hours about what is acceptable satire.
The arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee stunned his supporters and raised serious questions about ethics and politics.
Day Above Ground is refusing to apologize for its controversial and racist song Asian Girlz even after removing the video from its You Tube Channel.
In an interview conducted by TMZ just hours before the song’s removal, the group defended the song and acknowledged it didn’t expect the backlash it received.
“We didn’t expect … Read more