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Maui in Disney’s Moana: An obese and insulting stereotype?

The image of Maui in Disney’s upcoming movie “Moana” has triggered some anger.  Some say the body of Maui, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is obese, an insulting stereotype of Polynesian men.  This picture, from Samoan Rugby player Eliota … Continue reading

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Josh Paler Lin’s Homeless Video: Truly Unstaged or Just Another Prank?

You may have seen this video released during the holidays where YouTube Prankster Josh Paler Lin gives $100 to a homeless man and follows him to see what he will do with money. The homeless man named “Thomas” goes to … Continue reading

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Do Asians Smell?

Dear 8Asians readers, After a long long long hiatus, I’m back! And asking the hard hitting questions I’ve come to be known for. Please send me questions that you want answered! Today’s topic is—drum roll please—“Do Asians Smell?” (This should … Continue reading

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I Hate Disney’s ‘Mulan’

While I was writing the post on Mortal Kombat Legacy’s possible bad Japanese, it reminded me of way back in my college years when Disney’s Mulan movie first came out. I was of course incredibly excited and thrilled by the … Continue reading

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Where White means Mediocre: High-Skilled Asian Immigrant Enclaves

“Are you taking AP [Advanced Placement] courses?” “Oh no, I’m white.” – Conversation overhead by a teacher in Cupertino. Stanford sociologist Tomás Jiménez has been studying immigrants and the communities they live in, and he recently published what he found … Continue reading

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Asia, Not the West, Leading the Way for Female Leaders

Modern mainstream thought places “progress” in the hands of the west. After all, human rights, Democracy, the Enlightenment, Philosophy, English, and soccer all came from Europe and spread around the world. Ignoring the atrocity of colonialism, the modern world of … Continue reading

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Increased Attacks On Mosques After Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Whether this is a matter of sheer coincidence or a disturbing trend, there have been reports of increased attacks against mosques in the United States after the shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple. It is important to note that mosques are … Continue reading

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COLORBLIND: Jason Chu’s Poem Response to the La Jolla Playhouse

Check out this amazing spoken word piece by Jason Chu that comments on the La Jolla Playhouse casting controversy, as well as that of the obstacles Asian and Asian American actors when trying to be seen in the Hollywood system. … Continue reading

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Where Are The Asians In La Jolla Playhouse’s The Nightingale?

Within the Asian American theater and entertainment community, a huge uproar is in the air after the announcement was made on who the cast members were for La Jolla Playhouse‘s The Nightingale, a musical set in feudal China. This came … Continue reading

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Coldplay’s Princess of China Music Video Looks Misguided

Coldplay’s single, “Princess of China” featuring Rihanna, now has a music video which was released on last Sunday night. Other than the title, I knew the music video was going to be Asian-themed from the amount of Asian actors they … Continue reading

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Uploaded: The Asian American Movement Review From 2012 LAAPFF

The buzz and excitement for Uploaded: The Asian American Movement was tremendous at the world premiere, even before the film began. But I was not among one of them and instead, I was quite the doubting Thomas. I was reluctant … Continue reading

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Where Are The Asians In The Bachelor/The Bachelorette?

Following the heels of Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two African American football players who filed an entertainment lawsuit against ABC, executive producer Mike Fleiss, and The Bachelor/The Bachelorette’s production companies, I demand there be some fine Asian brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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