A Chinese model at the center of an ongoing controversy about beauty standards and Western stereotypes in China has clapped back at critics taking a jab at her “slanted eyes.”
Driving the news: The model, who goes by the professional name Cai Niang Niang, appeared in a 2019 ad for a local snack brand called Three Squirrels. Photos from that campaign recently resurfaced on Chinese social media, drawing criticism for its supposed negative portrayal of Chinese women.
A Bahraini football player was caught pulling off the racist “slant-eye” gesture after a World Cup qualifier match against Hong Kong at the city’s So Kon Po stadium on Thursday night.
The game, a joint-qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup, resulted in a 0-0 draw as Hong Kong’s defense successfully saved the opposition’s shot in the 64th minute.
A digital fashion and culture magazine based in Montreal, Canada has sparked outrage over a recent Instagram post featuring a White model doing the infamous slanted eyes pose.
Flanelle Magazine, which has 63,000 followers on the platform, posted the photo of model Eva Klímková over the weekend to an outcry of comments calling it “culturally insensitive” and “racist.”
A Ukrainian singer is under fire for doing a “slant-eyed” gesture in an Instagram post that apparently encourages people to smile more.
Regina Todorenko, 28, posted the photos in late August, but English-speaking users only noticed them recently — and many are not smiling.
Telemundo celebrity chef James Tahhan has drawn ire after making the racist “slant eye” gesture while celebrating Mexico’s entry into the World Cup’s Round of 16 thanks to South Korea’s victory over Germany.
The Venezuelan chef was seen making the gesture on the morning show “Un Nuevo Dia,” which he co-hosted.
Argentinian retired footballer Diego Maradona responded to a controversy generated by an alleged racist gesture he made towards South Korean fans.
Maradona was seated in the VIP section reserved for former football players known as “Fifa Legends” during his former team’s World Cup match against Iceland over the weekend when the controversial gesture allegedly happened.
Many volleyball fans have recently called out the two players of the Belgian National Team Yellow Tigers for their racist “slant eyes” gesture that they posted online before their first stop in China for the Volleyball Nations League tournament last week.
A primary school in the U.K. apologized after one of its teachers asked students to “look Chinese” for a class project about China.
The unidentified teacher at New Bradwell School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, ordered the students to pull the sides of their eyes for a photo that was posted briefly on a window.
Controversial midfielder for the Colombian national team, Edwin Cardona, received a five-game ban as punishment for the racist “slant eyes” gesture he made during a friendly match with South Korea earlier in November.
On top of the five-game ban, Cardona also has to pay a 20,000 Swiss Franc ($20,201) fine, according to a statement FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) released on Tuesday.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, a Colombian television show deliberately mocked the controversial racist incident that happened during a friendly match of football between Colombia and South Korea last week.
“La Kalle”, the Colombian TV show in question, discussed what occurred in the match after the racist incident was noticed by the media.
Colombia football player Edwin Cardona, who is currently the midfielder of Boca Juniors in Argentina, has offered an apology to the gesture he made during a friendly match with South Korea on November 10 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Seoul.
“I didn’t mean to disrespect anyone, a country or a race, but if anyone felt offended, or interpreted it in that way, I am sorry,” Cardona said through a video posted in the team’s Twitter account, as reported by Associated Press.
Dear Asians that are not offended by Yuli (Astro’s dude) and the MLB’s disciplinary action towards the dude,
(Also CC: Any non-Asians that don’t understand why Asians are so angry about this.)