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The tired, trite, troubling stereotypes are nothing new; spewing them out again and again is far from funny. For the 9 million Asian American men who live in this country, it was yet another day where mainstream culture attempted to mitigate our identities.
It was throwing salt in the wounds of millions of Asian men like me, whose own self-worth has been shaken throughout the years, thanks to the decades upon decades of this country actively erasing our unique masculinities.
“‘No, thank you,'” he goes on to say in a feminine gesture, his hand on his hip, his head cocked to the side: “I don’t even like Chinese food, boy. I don’t eat what I can’t pronounce.” The joke was one in jest, one could argue.
And one could also say it’s fair to say offensive statements sometimes, poking fun at different people – racial epithets included – because well, it’s his job.
The story follows a French soldier who is sent to China where he eventually falls in love with a man disguised as a woman.
This humiliating narrative has haunted Asian American males for the past century beginning from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to Yellow Peril in the late 1800’s (that is, that Asians were a terror to white America).
It’s easy to attack a minority community when said community seems so insignificant. In a statistic from USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication, only 1% of Hollywood films had any Asian Americans as leads (Asian Americans currently compose over 5% of the entire U. A recent article in found that mass media portrayals and its subsequent perpetuance of Asian emasculation, has led to many men experiencing intense stress, anxiety and overall lack of self-esteem.“Feeling sexually undesirable has played a part in many Asian men going long stretches of time without dating anyone out of fear of rejection,” says Dr.
Nicole Hsiang to , a psychotherapist in San Francisco who specializes in Asian American men and women.
So the appearance of white girls in K-pop MVs, and K-dramas using “chocolate abs” could send a message to white fangirls that it’s OK to have a Asian boyfriend because K-pop and K-drama said so.
I do expect the popularity of K-pop and K-dramas in the US and in the west could lead to more AMWF interracial relationship in the future because of what I said above.
So it’s no wonder that Asian Americans, namely those from East Asian lineage, have turned to social media to air their grievances in the past months alone.