“If you’re not Asian, stay away from Asian characters! Shay Shay.”
You’ve seen them on the street and maybe you’re dating them. Non Asians wearing clothing or tattoos of Chinese & Japanese characters is nothing new. However, it is pretty hilarious finding out that a lot of these people don’t even know that a lot of these characters are not translated properly. This is currently a problem for people interested in getting Baybayin tattoos, the writing system that Filipinos used before they were colonized by Spain. This PSA parody from the popular comedic group Reckless Tortuga tries to address this issue but fails in their delivery. The comedic group has come out with a lot of hilarious sketches but like many comedians who have very little understanding of Asian culture they just appear ignorant and end up embarrassing themselves. I cringed near the end of this video with their mispronunciation of 谢谢 (xie xie), “thank you” in Mandarin.
About Kristian: Kristian is the creator and blogger of Fil-Am Ako.