Asian Americans are in more and more TV commercials these days, but when I saw this Wells Fargo ad, it immediately caught my attention. Rather than the familiar white man Asian woman couple commonly portrayed in commercials, it has an Asian guy married to a non-Asian woman of color (either African American or Latina or both – hard to really tell here). There have been a few commercials with an Asian male in an interracial relationship like this one of Asian male and white female, but I personally don’t recall any commercials with this particular pairing. I also like the fact that the Asian American guy isn’t a nerd or martial artist and seems pretty outgoing and worldly.
While Wells Fargo has been in the news lately for a variety of problems and lapses in judgment, I would have to agree with the commercial that eating out a lot can really strain a budget. This ad was part of Wells Fargo’s rebranding efforts called This is Wells Fargo.
So I was actually looking up to see whether or not Match.com or eHarmony had done any commercials with AMWF since it seemed like it’s the new thang to do as far as couples on television. I thought I saw a commercial with a mixed couple on there but instead I ran across this video of EmIlY72912.
In my experience, I’ve ran across very similar types of haters. I’m also going to assume that this is gender irrelevant and works the other way around.
Caucasians: Most of these are more in line with white supremacy. Can’t dilute the line, yadda yadda.
Asian females: Same but these are the ones that are insecure as if there aren’t enough Asian men to go around or something. Emily points out that it could be some sort of jealousy. There’s also mention of dilution of line.
Asian Males: Same as Asian females and still the mention of dilution of line.
What’s with the fear of dilution of line? And, why are there insecurities of whom people date/marry and why must they date within or exclusive to any race? Why does it even matter?
While I can’t speak for everyone, and can only speak on my personal experiences, I have to say that whether it’s physical attraction, mental, both, love, or whatever other reason that two individuals get together, it doesn’t really matter what “line” is diluted. Hate to break it to everyone that’s in the dark, but your line statistically speaking has probably been diluted already. Or the decisions to date exclusive to one race or not. I know plenty of people that date different races and some date exclusive to certain races. Purely a preference thing and who am I to judge whom they choose to love, care about, or just bone? And neither should you: Worry about yourself, your own love life, or sex life, or whatever other type of relationship you have and get your noses out of other people’s business, please. And if you just can’t help yourself? That’s okay — just don’t get all teary-eyed when you get thrown into one of those three categories.