South Koreans both young and old have fallen in love with a new internet celebrity, Pengsoo the giant penguin.
In an origin story, the 10-year-old explained that it swam all the way from the Antarctic in search of fame in Korea after being inspired by groups like BTS and other animal characters.
Ebola, SARS, MERS, and now the coronavirus (COVID-19) — for each of these viruses, the Western media identified an entire racial group as scapegoats for the outbreak.
History has a cruel way of repeating itself throughout the decades, but as time passes we tend to forget its consequences. For the Asian American community, the past few weeks have been a rude reminder that as perpetual foreigners, our communities are still extremely vulnerable to prejudice, stereotyping, and racially targeted hate crimes as long as there’s a convenient excuse available. Sadly, this is far from the first time we have been subjected to such treatment.
When “Hustlers” hit the big screen, all eyes were on Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez. Audiences flocked to cinemas to see the film about the famed crew of female sex workers who devised the notorious scheme to drug and swindle Wall Street big shots out of hundreds of thousands.
It’s a story that centers on sisterhood united by a criminal enterprise. The “modern Robin Hood story,” as dubbed by the Cut, appears far too wild to be true, and yet, it was.
Koreans are plastered with plastic surgery, they’re manufactured and they lack originality. Asians aren’t expressive enough to be good actors. Asian culture is too bizarre and exotic to connect with an international audience.
These are just some of the misconceptions Hollywood has held onto for years regarding Asians in media and entertainment.
Natasha Wang quit her desk job as a publicist nine years ago, and since then, she’s traveled to nearly every corner of the globe inspiring women everywhere, in spite of language and cultural barriers.
Her job title for the past nine years? A professional pole athlete and instructor.
Asian American history has never been the focus of teaching curriculums in American schools. As a community, we’re often treated as perpetual foreigners despite having a rich history within the United States dating back to centuries ago.
Although school lessons briefly gloss over the poor treatment of Chinese railroad workers in the 1800s and the Japanese concentration camps, a few sentences in the footnote of a history book will never be enough to accurately describe the atrocities Asians faced in America nor give the appropriate recognition to the civil rights heroes within our own communities who fought against these injustices.
During this challenging, unstable time, every story on the news seems to be pointing to a new threat to our existence.
Between video clips of Greta Thunberg at the latest climate emergency protest and the current political unrest in every continent, the supposed threat of “robots taking our jobs” seems like the least of our worries. But is it really as far off in the future as some of us may want to believe?
Harry Harris, the United States ambassador to Seoul, South Korea has been accused of being disrespectful due to the style of his facial hair.
Harris began his role as ambassador in July 2018 after serving 40 years in the U.S. Navy. Although he had previously been clean-shaven, he explained that he decided to grow the distinct mustache to mark a career change.
“Star Wars” fans were left disappointed and outraged over the treatment of Kelly Marie Tran’s character, Rose Tico, in the new “Star Wars” film, “The Rise of Skywalker”.
Among those unsatisfied with Tran’s lack of screen time was “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu, who tweeted on Thursday night, “Ok @disneyplus . Put me in coach. Let’s make this series happen. #RoseTicoDeservedBetter @starwars”.
Andrew Yang has surpassed Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 Democratic primary net favorability rankings, according to a new poll.
The most recent poll revealing Yang’s net favorability score, which is the number of potential Democratic primary voters who view a candidate favorably, minus those who hold negative views, saw a shift following the sixth Democratic debate.
It’s not exactly a secret that Asians love to drink. Despite the curse of the Asian glow which haunts many of us, nothing will get in the way of our forbidden love for soju and sake.
Games like beer pong and flip cup have been mainstream for years now, but these games are becoming more and more monotonous by the second. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch this Christmas or New Year’s Eve, try some of these Asian drinking games that are sure to get you feeling jolly in a matter of minutes and deeply regretful by morning.
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s safe to say we’re officially in the winter months. But for many, the coldest months are yet to come.
Especially for those of us living in Asian households with strict “no heater” rules, there really is no colder place on Earth than our own living rooms. We’re all too familiar with having to wear several layers of sweaters, coats and socks inside of our own homes during this time of year.