Comedian Mike Kim is causing a stir online after sharing his excitement for the fetishization of Asian men following a time when “nobody wanted us.”
In a video posted to TikTok last week, Kim says the rise of popularity with K-dramas and anime have shifted perceptions of Asian men from undesirable to the point where now, “everybody wants a piece of us.”
A photo taken of Kim Jong-un and 30 North Korean soldiers during an exhibition generated buzz on social media due to one soldier in a skin-tight blue suit.
“Captain DPRK”: In a military exhibition of weapons systems on Monday, an unidentified, blue-clad man upstaged Kim Jong-un on social media after their state military photograph was published the next day.
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.”
A video showing a man who allegedly harassed a group of Asian women for wearing masks while dancing to K-pop in public has gone viral on TikTok.
What happened: TikTok user @celenana_na and her K-pop dance group, Hush Crew, were filming a dance routine in Boston’s Downtown Crossing on Sunday when the incident occurred. What they thought was an ordinary interaction escalated after the man allegedly started talking about communism and they realized he was being racist.
In a recent viral TikTok, an Indonesian woman can be seen cooking her husband’s expensive pet fish to protest against his laziness.
A wife’s frustration: In the video posted on Oct. 8, TikTok user Mia Kurniawan (@miakurniawan01) is seen scaling and seasoning the arowana fish, which can go for as much as $300,000, before deep-frying it to teach her husband a lesson.
In Texas, a woman reportedly looking for miso soup at a Vietnamese restaurant was captured on film berating the cashier.
Not today, Karen: In a viral TikTok uploaded by Whitney, or user @nitwhit_ney, a middle-aged woman wearing a “Not Today Satan” T-shirt is seen screaming at restaurant staff while other customers film her at Pho Saigon in North Austin, Texas, reported the Daily Dot.
‘Go eat some f*cking rice’: Man admits to being racist because he is ‘protecting’ his country in video
A white man was caught on camera seemingly admitting to being racist while confronting an Asian man in a viral video posted on Reddit’s r/PublicFreakout on Saturday.
What happened: The altercation took place in the parking lot of 798 House, a restaurant in El Monte, Calif. The video was shared on social media by Reddit user u/tefunka.
Last week, TikToker @youngqim, also known as Young, posted a video about how interracial relationships, specifically white men who date Asian women, are rooted in imperialism.
WMAF: In the video that has been viewed over 358,000 times, Young, who claims he’s a history major, talks about the history of the U.S. and their relationship with Asian immigrants.
‘I like guys. Are you okay with that?’: Singaporean and his grandma share heartwarming ‘coming out’ moment
A Singaporean man went viral on TikTok after he posted a heartwarming video of his grandmother’s wholesome reaction to his telling her he is gay.
Unconditional love: On Oct. 2, @shaunshyen shared the tear-jerking moment on TikTok of him coming out to his grandmother, Must Share News reported. The video has received over 1.2 million views, over 227,000 likes and more than 3,300 comments at the time of this writing.
A TikTok video posted by @charleschoiboy shows two women in a bar telling the TikToker, who is of Asian descent, that Asian hate doesn’t exist.
#StopAsianHate: In the video posted on Oct. 8, an unidentified woman, who claims to be a nurse and repeatedly says that she is also a person of color because of her dad, tells the TikToker, “There is no Asian hate.” The clip currently has over 113,000 views.
TikToker @bashore101 uploaded a video onto the platform showing an English textbook made in South Korea that has the N-word ending with an ‘a’ in it.
What happened: The TikTok user is an expat living in South Korea and currently has over 7,000 followers on the social media platform. The video that he uploaded on Sept. 17 has over 51,000 views, at the time of this writing.