A cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California has proven that “fox eyes,” indeed, were inspired by Asian features.
The trend, which went viral earlier this year, uses makeup to create the illusion of almond-shaped eyes, supposedly mimicking those of a fox.
Earlier this year, almost every MUA was sporting the “fox eye” — a makeup look meant to mimic the look of “fox-like,” almond-shaped eyes. Although popularized by supermodels and celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Megan Fox, the trend has received some serious side-eye from the Asian American community. Almond-shaped eyes are the natural eye shape of many people of Asian descent — the type of eyes that are constantly the subject of ridicule, bullying and racial slurs. Rapper Cardi B made headlines when she described her daughter with the racial slur that almost every Asian child fears being called — “ch*nky.” Fox eye posts have over 63.7 million views on TikTok and 61,500 on Instagram. It’s garnered a mixed response online with either loving it or hating it. Which leaves us with the age-old question: is this racist?
Although the fox eye trend may not be a deliberate appropriation or attack on Asians, it would be irresponsible to deny how it overlooks the discrimination that Asians experience for having those eyes naturally. It is ignorant of the trauma, internalized racism and self-esteem issues that Asian Americans face from having their ethnic features ridiculed while traditional media glorifies Eurocentric beauty ideals. When seen on a White influencer, the fox eye is seen as “beautiful” and “trendy,” but for Asian women who have that shape naturally, it is a cause of “othering” and a sign of “foreignness.” The women online pulling on their temples to show off their foxy makeup may not be doing so in a bid to insult Asians, but they are disregarding the thousands of racial abusers who did.
Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, is a sensation that is often hard to describe and the experience is something that Hong Kong YouTuber Martin Kuok wanted to share with his viewers.
Kuok, who runs the channel MAR ASMR, a hybrid of ASMR and mukbang, where the presenter eats a certain amount of food in front of the camera.
A trend that involves people filming themselves while studying for hours has become the latest obsession of netizens, especially those with concentration problems.
“Gongbang,” which originated in South Korea, literally translates to “study broadcast.” So far, it has helped viewers maintain focus in their own studies.
A new challenge on Chinese social media has netizens searching for the most random yet deceiving objects at home to use as “windows” for faux plane flights.
The trend, aptly dubbed as the “fake plane ride” challenge, started picking up around the Lunar New Year, just after billions of trips were made across the country.
Chinese families are embarking on a wholesome new internet trend that is making people miss their grandparents.
The meme, aptly dubbed “four generations under one roof,” requires four generations of members to appear on camera, from the youngest to the oldest.
A Chinese woman was recently fined for a traffic violation after dropping face down on the ground at a road in Shanghai to take part in a trend called the “Falling Stars Challenge.”
In the popular social media trend — which is meant to show off one’s wealth online — participants post a photo of themselves lying face down as if they have just fallen. The image must include situations or items that would make it look as extravagant as possible.
The selfie trend which highlights the arches of the female body has only recently taken over Instagram feeds of followers of many Filipina celebrities.
Aptly called the “butt over back” (also known as the BOB) selfie, the shot involves capturing the woman’s backside from over her shoulder while on her stomach.
A video compilation of an unusual but adorable trend in Asia has gone viral on social media.
The popular video challenge features Asian couples engaging in a mildly violent game in the name of romance called “hit and kiss.”
There’s a new trend going on in Japan where thousands of netizens are getting hooked at watching regular people — or even popular YouTubers — study and do their homework.
A morning show in Japanese recently reported how young people in the country do their homework while the clip plays in the background, according to Kotaku.
The latest Twitter craze in Japan all started with user @DogXyz, who showed off his artistic and creative ability while dexterously performing some bowling techniques with one hand.
Youngsters in China are loving a new “toy” that’s proving to be a more dangerous trend than fidget spinners, and safety-conscious parents are rightly concerned.
The toy, a miniature crossbow that fires toothpicks as arrows, is available in large varieties of online shops. There are those made of metal and wood, with some less than 10 cm in length — barely noticeable for play-pretend “assassins.”