As Halloween approaches, one TikToker voiced her concerns over possible racist interpretations of “Squid Game” costumes in a snarky skit.
Don’ts: Last Thursday, comedian and “Feeling Asian” podcast co-host Youngmi Mayer posted a 13-second video that touches on how non-Asian people might feel compelled to dress up as their favorite characters from the Netflix hit show.
Detroit-based chef Jonathan Kung has gone viral after saying in a TikTok video that people should stop “gatekeeping” how others cook food from Chinese culture.
Gatekeeping Chinese food: “In the context of my field of expertise, I think gatekeeping is running its course,” Kung opens in the video. “I honestly don’t care who cooks this food anymore.”
Scottish Fold superstar Motimaru breaks world record for most views for a cat on YouTube with nearly 620 million views
Motimaru, a Scottish Fold male cat from Japan, is now a Guinness World Record holder for “Most views for a cat on YouTube” after reaching more than half a billion total views on his channel “motimaru’s diary.”
Establishing a record: Motimaru, or known by his millions of viewers as “Moti-sama,” was certified on Aug. 12 when the superstar cat’s channel hit a total of 619,586,260 views, according to Guinness World Records. Since then, the channel’s total views have already grown to 687,878,088.
A Twitter user ran pictures of “Street Fighter V” characters through StyleClip, an artificial intelligence tool, that gives illustrated characters human-like faces.
Next-level looks: @Siberian_644 shared the results of his experiment on Monday, which included images of the characters Guile, Chun-Li, Laura, Cody, Balrog and Rolento, to name several. Some of the pictures came out great, while others turned out downright hilarious for their wrongness.
A 50-year-old man has gone viral on Chinese social media for picking up eggs using giant iron chopsticks without breaking them.
A true master: Zhao Wenqi, who lives in Shandong province, eastern China, has been performing the chopsticks skill for 17 years, according to the South China Morning Post.
TikTok baffled at Michigan man’s unintentional ‘racist’ comment while defending Asian man from verbal harasser
A viral TikTok video shows an unidentified man defending an Asian man from a racist in Michigan, but social media users pointed out the former became unintentionally racist as well.
What happened: TikTok user @anasiniesta_08 shared a video of a man wearing a dark navy “#FightLikeAFlynn” shirt and an Asian man in a verbal altercation at a Burlington Coat Factory in Michigan over the weekend, Daily Dot reported.
New York couple allegedly calls police on Korean American man for scolding his kids in public, claims child abuse
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to remove the name of the man who was allegedly falsely named.
A Japanese Serbian woman, who helped a Jamaican Olympic hurdler get a taxi after he was at risk of missing his race, is being rewarded with a free trip to Jamaica.
The good deed: Hansle Parchment, 31, posted an Instagram video on Aug. 7 thanking Olympic volunteer Trijana Stojkovic for helping him make the finals.
An unconfirmed casting of Netflix’s live-action of the popular “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series has gone viral on social media, with fans delighted to see the possibility of accurate representation.
About the news: A site called “Avatar News,” described as being run by a “fellow fan” of the franchise, revealed the so-called “first look at the main cast” on Aug. 6.
‘How many K-Pop fans do you know personally?’: British DJ sparks outrage after calling K-Pop fans ‘suspicious’
A British producer and DJ has come under fire after claiming that K-Pop remains a niche in the West and that its fans are “suspicious” for using anime profile pictures.
What he’s saying: Matan Zohar, better known as Mat Zo, argued K-Pop’s supposed popularity in a now-deleted Twitter thread. He used BTS as an example and claimed that the group is “only as big as they are” due to “relentless corporate support.”
Nas Academy stops operations in Philippines amid controversy with beloved 104-year-old tattoo artist
Nuseir Yassin, also known online as Nas Daily, is officially halting Nas Academy operations in the Philippines after a controversy involving the legendary tattoo artist Whang-Od Oggay.
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.