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London restaurant slammed for ‘offensive and tone-deaf’ ad amid rise of anti-Asian hate

screenshot from London restaurant ad

Social media users are not buying London restaurant The Ivy Asia’s apology over its “culturally insensitive” advertisement for its Chelsea branch that portrayed Asian stereotypes.

The controversy and apology: The commercial, released on Aug. 8, shows two women dressed as geishas hailing a rickshaw with its driver wearing a stereotypical East Asian outfit, according to My London.

People are changing their Tinder locations to Japan so here are more Olympic athletes the internet can’t get over

Tinder

People are setting their Tinder locations to Olympic Village in the hopes of finding love with one of the world’s top athletes. 

A TikTok trend: Kassie Yeung made headlines in May when she, a self-proclaimed “petty” ex-girlfriend, shared her 5,953-mile journey to Seoul to remove a “love lock” that she and her ex had once attached to a symbolic fence on Namsan tower. She’s now back with more antics as she sets her dating prospects on none other than the Olympic athletes.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, hosts event ‘to make love our norm’

In an effort to interrupt the rampant hate in our society, Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is hosting a virtual event that encourages love to become the new norm.

The event: Be Love Day will be streamed on The King Center website from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on July 16 and will include a variety of hosts and influencers throughout the day.

Jackie Chan wishes to join the CCP, Chinese social media users say he’s not qualified

Action superstar Jackie Chan has publicly expressed his interest in joining the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during a symposium for Chinese film in Beijing last week. 

CCP admirer: The martial arts icon revealed his desire to become an official member of the CCP after being asked to comment on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the party’s centennial celebration on July 1, reported Business Insider

Olympic president’s speech draws backlash after referring to Japanese people as ‘Chinese’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach drew criticism for a slip-up when he referred to the Japanese people as Chinese during his first appearance speech in Tokyo on Tuesday.

What happened: Bach gave a speech at the headquarters of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, where he commended Tokyo as “the best-ever prepared city for the Olympic Games” despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Associated Press.

Kim Saira Says She Gets Death Threats After Creating Petition Over James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts’

The woman who set up a petition calling out James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts” segment revealed she received death threats and racist messages.

What happened: Instagram influencer Kim Saira, who is of Filipino and Chinese descent, told NextShark that she regularly wakes up to hateful messages, including ones encouraging suicide, since starting the petition three weeks ago.

Billie Eilish Addresses TikTok Video Showing Her Mouthing ‘Ch*nk,’ Mocking Asian Accent

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, who recently faced backlash for allegedly using the word “ch*nk”  and mocking an Asian accent, addressed the allegations and issued an apology on Instagram. 

The apology: Eilish posted an apology note via Instagram Stories on June 21 stating that she is “appalled” and “embarrassed” for mouthing the words to a song when she was 13 or 14, according to Hypebae