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Filipino actor Sharon Cuneta shows off Louis Vuitton shopping bags after being ‘turned away’ at Hermès store in Seoul

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  • Filipino actor and singer Sharon Cuneta shares the moment she was “turned away” from an Hermès store in Seoul in her latest travel vlog.
  • Shortly after being turned away, Cuneta went on to shop at Louis Vuitton, where she was apparently provided with welcoming service.
  • The actor eventually left the store with numerous Louis Vuitton shopping bags and passed by Hermès again.
  • The vlog went viral due to the Hermès incident, with fans expressing anger toward the luxury store and amusement at the actor’s response.
  • In an Instagram post, Cuneta clarified to fans the reason she was denied entry was due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions.

In her latest travel vlog, Filipino actor and singer Sharon Cuneta shares the moment she was “turned away” from an Hermès branch in South Korea.

In the vlog uploaded to her YouTube channel on Friday, Cuneta goes on a trip with her family in Seoul. She can be seen trying Korean food, buying K-pop merchandise and going on a shopping spree in Seoul’s fashion hubs. 

Doja Cat defends Asian-owned jewelry brand after Forever 21 accused of copying its designs

  • Designer OHT has called out Forever 21 for copying their designs after customers sent the New York City-based brand photos and videos of similar necklaces found in-store and online.
  • In an Instagram post last week, OHTNYC founder and designer Jinsol Woo and his business partner Lin Ye demanded an apology from Forever 21 for creating jewelry that resembled their products.
  • Photos sent to NextShark show the resemblance between OHTNYC’s and Forever 21’s designs.
  • The controversy went viral after rapper Doja Cat, one of OHTNYC’s biggest supporters, accused Forever 21 on Twitter of stealing from the brand.
  • This is not the first time Forever 21 has been accused of stealing designs.

Fashion and jewelry designer OHT has called out Forever 21 for copying their designs after customers sent the New York City-based brand photos and videos of similar necklaces found in-store and online.

In an Instagram post last week, OHTNYC founder and designer Jinsol Woo and his business partner Lin Ye demanded Forever 21 take responsibility and apologize for creating jewelry that resembled their products.

Malaysian actor Anna Jobling responds to netizens’ comments that her mother looks like her ‘maid’

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  • Malaysian actor Anna Jobling addressed negative comments targeting her mother’s appearance in a viral TikTok video.
  • The video, which has garnered over 1.6 million views, features seven photos taken of the 22-year-old actor and her mother.
  • Netizens commented on Jobling’s mother’s appearance, with many users saying that her mother looks like a “maid.”
  • Jobling clapped back at disrespectful netizens.
  • “Why would you disrespect someone’s mom like that? For me, you disrespected my family,” Jobling said. “If you have a problem with me, just say it to my face, don’t drag my family into this because they are not bothering anybody.

Malaysian actor Anna Jobling addressed netizens over negative comments targeting her mother’s appearance in a viral TikTok video. 

The video, which has garnered over 1.6 million views, features seven photos taken of the 22-year-old actor and her mother. Netizens commented on Jobling’s mother’s appearance, with many users saying that her mother looks like a “maid.”

Taiwan couple feeds all their wedding guests with $800 worth of Costco food

  • A Taiwanese couple went viral on Facebook for filling their wedding banquet solely with Costco food.
  • The bride posted photos of their wedding feast to Facebook group Costco Honestly Speaking about Commodity Experience on Monday.
  • The couple reportedly spent 25,000 TWD (approximately $787) at Costco for their banquet. 
  • The bride’s Facebook post has garnered over 40,000 likes and more than 1,000 comments, with Taiwanese netizens amazed and inspired by the couple’s creativity and resourcefulness.

A Taiwanese couple’s outdoor wedding banquet that was supplied solely with Costco food has gone viral on social media.

The bride posted photos of their wedding feast to Facebook group Costco好市多商品經驗老實說 (Costco Honestly Speaking about Commodity Experience) on Monday, showcasing their entire banquet supplied with items from big-box retailer Costco.

Anthony Bourdain calling out Singapore’s treatment of domestic workers goes viral

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  • An old video of the late chef Anthony Bourdain recently went viral on Twitter and sparked a heated debate about how Singapore treats its domestic workers.
  • “What are maids?” Bourdain asks as he sits down with locals in Singapore for his food and travel show, “Parts Unknown.”
  • The woman explains that maids are like the “opiate of the masses” in the country.
  • Twitter users appeared to side with the chef for calling out indentured labor in Singapore.
  • Singapore’s government has tried to make improvements to the well-being of domestic workers, including giving them a day off at least once a month starting at the end of 2022.

A video of late chef Anthony Bourdain from 2017 recently went viral on Twitter and sparked a heated debate about how Singapore treats its domestic workers.

“What are maids?” Bourdain asks as he sits down with locals in Singapore for his food and travel show, “Parts Unknown.” 

‘It’s tamarind, not heroin’: Uncle Roger roasts Rachael Ray’s pad Thai

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  • Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known for his online persona Uncle Roger, reacted to food personality and television host Rachel Ray’s take on pad thai from a 2020 clip of the “Rachael Ray Show.”
  • Ng called out Ray’s use of soy sauce, carrots, basil, mint and edible flowers, among other ingredients.
  • Ray rose to prominence on the Food Network for her show “30 Minute-Meals,” which ran for 11 seasons from 2001 to 2012.
  • The video has garnered over 1 million views since its posting on Sept. 25.

Uncle Roger is not impressed with Rachel Ray’s pad thai recipe. 

In his latest YouTube video, Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known for his online persona Uncle Roger, reacted to television and food personality Rachel Ray’s pad thai recipe from a 2020 YouTube clip of the “Rachael Ray Show.”

Harvard grad who lost job offer due to TikTok video critical of ‘All Lives Matter’ glad to be off social media

  • Claira Janover, 24, lost her job offer and was doxxed by Trump supporters after her TikTok video criticizing “All Lives Matter” went viral in 2020. 
  • Janover previously made a satirical video to condemn individuals who proclaimed “All Lives Matter,” a term created in oppositional response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. 
  • In a recent interview with Insider, the 24-year-old said she received rape and death threats from online users.
  • Two years later, she found that she was “completely averse to the idea of ever being a public figure on the internet again.”

Claira Janover, a 24-year-old Harvard graduate who previously lost her job offer and was doxxed by Trump supporters due to a TikTok video, said she has moved on with a life away from social media. 

Janover, who was previously a content creator, went viral two years ago over a video in which she condemned people with “the nerve, the sheer entitled Caucasity to say ‘All Lives Matter.’”

‘Asian son duties fulfilled’: Simu Liu buys his parents a brand new ‘Tessie’

  • “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu revealed on Saturday that he bought his parents a brand new Tesla.
  • “My parents continue to surprise me everyday with their capacity for growth and empathy,” the Chinese Canadian actor wrote on Instagram. “This is but a tiny token of gratitude. Your boy might be 33 and a Marvel superhero, but he needs his mama to set him straight every once in a while. Thanks ma. I know what I have to do.”
  • The “Kim’s Convenience” star also shared the picture in an Instagram Story post, where he jokingly wrote, “Asian son duties fulfilled.”

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu purchased a brand-new Tesla for his parents as a “tiny token of gratitude.”

Liu, 33, shared the heartwarming moment on Instagram on Saturday and thanked his mother for “setting him straight every once in a while.”

Writer who has never heard of Panda Express amuses Twitter with article on the popular chain

  • Lincoln Anderson, editor and owner of Manhattan community newspaper The Village Sun, became a trending topic on Twitter after excerpts from his recent article on Panda Express were shared on the platform.
  • Anderson, who had never heard of Panda Express, wrote about the opening of a new location from the popular Asian American restaurant chain, calling it a “self-described ‘fast-casual’ Chinese restaurant.”
  • The article further noted that the restaurant “describes its fare as ‘Chinese Flavors With American Tastes,’ if that makes sense. The chain’s 'all-time favorite' dish is 'Original Orange Chicken.’"
  • While many Twitter users found the post funny, some defended Anderson’s article, noting that it’s possible for someone to never run into a Panda Express, particularly in Manhattan, New York.
  • In response, Anderson admitted that he was not that familiar with the restaurant but argued that “many New Yorkers probably don’t have a clue what Panda Express is — or don’t care, no disrespect to Panda Express.”

An editor for a local newspaper in Manhattan, New York, who had never heard of Panda Express, was ridiculed on Twitter for an article he wrote about the popular Asian American restaurant chain. 

Covering the opening of a Panda Express outlet in the city, The Village Sun’s Lincoln Anderson wrote: “Admittedly, it’s no Hane. Rather than a swanky sushi spot, it’s a self-described ‘fast-casual’ Chinese restaurant.”

Man in blackface mocking ‘The Little Mermaid’ identified as Indonesian star’s sibling

  • Jossi Marchelli, the brother of popular Indonesian actor Acha Septriasa, has been banned from TikTok for posting a video in blackface mocking Halle Bailey, the star of the upcoming live-action adaptation of  “The Little Mermaid.”
  • The now-deleted video shows Marchelli sitting in front of a TV with his back to the camera. When the film’s trailer shows Bailey onscreen, the man turns around with his darkened face to talk to the camera.
  • “Mommy, she looks just like me,” he says in a mocking tone.
  • Marchelli’s video gained attention after popular TikToker Aunt Karen, who is known for calling out users of the social media platform, criticized his actions. She also discovered that he used to study at Chicago’s Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
  • Aunt Karen's most recent TikTok video about Marchelli has garnered over 2.2 million views and 383,000 likes so far.

The man in blackface who posted a TikTok video mocking “The Little Mermaid” star Halle Bailey has been identified as a former law student and the sibling of an Indonesian star with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

Jossi Marchelli, the brother of Indonesian actor Acha Septriasa, stirred controversy on TikTok after popular TikToker Aunt Karen shared his video earlier this week.

Simu Liu proves he is the Asian songbird of our generation with his ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ cover

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  • Simu Liu wowed his fans with an acoustic cover of the country classic “Tennessee Whiskey.”
  • Originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981, the track was most recently popularized by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake before the “Shang-Chi” star offered his own interpretation of the song.
  • While Liu is mostly known for his acting chops, he has a fascinating history within the music world, appearing in music videos and performing covers of popular songs like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Drake’s “Hold on, We’re Going Home”
  • He also recently appeared as a featured artist on the soundtrack for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on the track “Hot Soup.”

Simu Liu wowed his fans with an acoustic cover of “Tennessee Whiskey.” 

On Monday, Liu uploaded a clip of himself performing the country music classic on Instagram. Originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981, the track was most recently popularized by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake before the “Shang-Chi” star offered his own interpretation of the song. 

China health chief warns against ‘skin-to-skin contact with foreigners’ amid first case of monkeypox

  • Wu Zunyou, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s chief epidemiologist, announced on Weibo on Saturday that China now has one case of monkeypox after it “slipped through the net” despite tight COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Wu listed five recommendations in his Weibo post, with the first one igniting controversy on the social media platform.
  • “To prevent possible monkeypox infection and as part of our healthy lifestyle, it is recommended that 1) you do not have direct skin-to-skin contact with foreigners,” he wrote.
  • “This is a bit like when the pandemic began, when some people overseas avoided any Chinese people they saw out of fear," one user commented, criticizing Wu’s message. “I don't believe these two things have any scientific basis, they are too broad and will exacerbate public panic."
  • "When the pandemic first began, some of our foreign friends stood up and used our own platforms to tell everybody, 'Chinese people are not the virus,'" another Weibo user wrote.

A senior Chinese health official recently warned people on social media not to touch foreigners as the country reported its first case of monkeypox.

In a Weibo post on Saturday, Wu Zunyou, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s chief epidemiologist, announced that China now has one case of monkeypox that “slipped through the net” despite tight COVID-19 restrictions.