Brazilian-Japanese Actress Carol Nakamura is currently under fire for her latest Instagram photo.
I don’t think we need to explain why we have a f**king problem here. After the whole Glamour Brazil fiasco, you’d think people would’ve learned already.
Naturally, the comments on the post have not been kind.
Google Translate: “What a booooooooosta! How ridiculous and offensive to do that. How do you accept this and still post a photo of this, @carol_nakamura? If you say you do not care, at least have respect for your peers and all those who have come, for all those yellow people who experience prejudice and racism everyday. BE EVEN! FIGHT AGAINST THAT. I know you live in this white media bubble, but you can get information and get better. Be better than that.”
Google Translate: “Hello, I did not know you and I do not follow your career, but I respect every job you had. I wanted to call attention to the act that your friends did, it’s called slanted eyes, this is a racist act used to denigrate us Asians. Probably you did not know the case of the magazine Glamor Brazil that became known internationally for this same racist act. I also invite you to know more and get closer to racial issues by pointing you to some pages: Yellow Danger, Diversity Asians, Another Column Blog and YouTube’s Yo Ban Boo channel. We have fought against racism and this act only perpetuates other racist acts. I hope you understand, as it also concerns you and your family.”
We’ll be reaching out to Nakamura for comment and will update this post when we get a response.
[UPDATE 3-20-17 5:40 p.m. PST] The post has been deleted from Instagram.