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Frustrated Asian American Student Takes Creative Shot at University of Pennsylvania

posted by Randall
University of Pennsylvania

Photo By Bryan Y.W. Shin via Wikimedia Creative Commons

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.

Penn Promises to Build New Asian American Studies Building on 35th Street, the headline screamed.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American All-Girl Comedy Group Satirizes K-pop/J-pop ‘Nonsensical Cuteness’

posted by Nicole Ki
AzNPop

AzNPop

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

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

posted by Randall

Boys Generally AsianIn 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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 12, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on CBC News: Theater Resorts to Brownface

CBC News: Theater Resorts to Brownface

posted by Randall

Langham CourtA 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

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on AALDEF: Margaret Cho Says People Offended by Her Golden Globes Bit Are “Racists”

AALDEF: Margaret Cho Says People Offended by Her Golden Globes Bit Are “Racists”

posted by Randall

Margaret Cho with Meryl Streep at the Golden GlobesComedian 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

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 13, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Buzz Feed: Margaret Cho in Full Defense Mode of Her Golden Globe Bit

Buzz Feed: Margaret Cho in Full Defense Mode of Her Golden Globe Bit

posted by Randall

Margaret Cho Golden GlobesMargaret Cho is never one to cower from controversy, and her reaction to some of the venom directed at her over her Golden Globe sketches are no exception.

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

Blogs

Apr 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Politico: When satire about “The Heathen Chinee” backfired

Politico: When satire about “The Heathen Chinee” backfired

posted by Randall

Chinese American racismMuch has been written about how a tweet from the Colbert Report backfired when it was sent out of context (photo by Steve Snodgrass).

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

Blogs

Mar 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Tomo News: The animated story of Leland Yee

Tomo News: The animated story of Leland Yee

posted by Randall

Leland Yee animationWith 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.

Tomo News has taken a serious topic and had a few laughs … Read more

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TMZ: Day Above Ground Refusing to Apologize for Asian Girlz. Removes Video, Yet Defends It

posted by Randall

Day Above GroundDay 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

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