As Asian Americans continue to grapple with increasing hate during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Filipino teen’s message from the mid-1950s makes a crucial reminder of the problem of prejudice.
“How in the world could you have liberty and justice for all?” asked 15-year-old Raul Contreras, challenging the truth in America’s pledge of allegiance.
Bretman Rock recently taught the internet how to eat balut in a TikTok video that went viral last week.
About the video: The social media personality introduced the video from July 9 by saying that balut is one of his favorite Filipino streets foods and one of his mom’s cravings when she was pregnant with him.
Blind freshman cross-country runner hopes to finish 5k in 20 minutes or less with his 4th grade guide
One high school freshman hoped to run a 5k race in 20 minutes or less with the help of his fourth grade guide runner in West Fork, Ark., last year.
The duo: Fourth grader Rebel Hays uses a rope to help Paul Scott navigate the courses, according to an Instagram post that recently went viral again after it was reshared by Good News Movement.
A massive 3D calico cat has gone viral for its ultra-realistic appearance as it playfully watches over the tiny humans walking in Shinjuku.
The details: The Tokyo cat, affectionately known as “Shinjuku Cat,” is currently taking residence on a billboard at the east exit of Shinjuku train station, according to CNN.
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, 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.
A Filipino web developer’s unconventional name choice for his newborn son has become a hot topic for social media users in the Philippines.
A site to behold: Macaroni ’85 Pascual named his son HyperText Markup Language (HTML), based on the language used to describe the structure of Web pages, as a tribute to his profession, reported Inquirer.net.
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.
The New York Times is receiving backlash for a recent tweet describing Vietnam’s early success in managing the pandemic as “luck.”
About the tweet: The news company recently published an article about Vietnam’s new wave of coronavirus cases and shared it on Twitter on June 2, which garnered negative reactions from the public.
BTS fans are scalping all types of merchandise online for hundreds of dollars and making money off of their idols.
Scalping the merchandise: K-pop fans, especially ones in the BTS ARMY, are notorious for buying and selling collectibles to show their support for their favorite bands and band members.
Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee temporarily closed one of its stores in the Philippines on Wednesday after a customer complained of receiving a delivery order of a “deep fried towel” in place of fried chicken.
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An all-girl teen punk rock band called The Linda Lindas land a label deal following their viral performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy.”
Label deal: Epitaph Records recently signed them as its new artists, a representative from the company confirmed to Variety.