Mandopop superstar Jay Chou recently dropped a music lesson for K-Pop fans after they accused him of plagiarizing a 2011 song from male group INFINITE called “Julia.”
The allegation: On Aug. 27, Chou, 42, teased his 6.6 million followers on Instagram with a 25-second instrumental video taken from his upcoming new single.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabrielle Union Wants to Star in a Rom-com with John Cho, Fans Refer to Idea as ‘The American Dream’
Twitter fans are asking Gabrielle Union and John Cho to co-star in a romantic comedy, and both actors tweeted their full support.
“Asking, nay pleading”: A fan tweeted on June 21 that she was “once again asking, nay pleading” for Union and Cho to star in a romantic comedy together.
Fashion Designer Prabal Gurung Responds to Backlash Over Photoshopped NY Chinatown Mural for Lenape People
Prabal Gurung, a New York-based Nepalese fashion designer, ignited backlash for photoshopping an AAPI-Indigenous solidarity mural in Chinatown for his new Resort 2022 collection.
The controversy: Gurung showcased the new dresses in his collection last week, Vogue reported.
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.
Billie Eilish has come under fire for allegedly saying “ch*nk” and using a mock Asian accent in a series of clips posted on TikTok this week.
The allegation: TikTok user @lcxvy compiled the undated clips and captioned the allegedly problematic parts on Monday.
Social media users spoke out against anti-Chinese rhetoric amid concerns over the uncontrolled rocket launched by China’s space program on April 29.
It came as a relief to those following the story when the 20-ton booster crashed safely into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives last Sunday. Most of it had burned upon re-entry, the Chinese space agency announced.