It’s official: that infamous racist rant about Asians in the library by UCLA student Alexandra Wallace has reached its peak. Amy Chua of Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother must be ecstatic knowing the we’re no longer talking about her parenting skills and Charlie Sheen is probably regretting the fact that he wasn’t dumb enough to upload an offensive vlog targeting loud college students.
One of the most remarkable things about this whole UCLA video is how fast the video spread online, and thanks to today’s technology, every day people were able to respond in their own creative (and sometimes hilarious) ways. For archival purposes, here’s a compilation of some of the best to come out of poor Alexandra Wallace.
Musician Jimmy Wong could be considered the breakout star from this whole debacle with his sweet song, “Ching Chong Means I Love You.” 100% of the proceeds from buying the song on iTunes will be donated to charity–which I hope will be for the relief effort in Japan.
Beau Sia presented his take on the video by flipping the perspective around in a poem written from the voice of Alexandra Wallace, revealing the undertones of her message about family, acceptance and identity.
The outcry over Alexandra’s video led UCLA Chancellor Gene Block to issue his own
vlog video response, stating that it was a “sad day for UCLA.” Someone was nice enough to dub over the video so Asians in the library would be able to understand it better.
Don’t forget stand up comedian David So’s take on the whole issue. He basically summed up our first reactions pretty well.
Alexandra’s valley girl voice will forever ring in our ears but now we can totally enjoy the video in this dubstep remix.
What do Asians do when we’re not in the library? Go out clubbing in K-town, of course. So how do we express all the negative energy from this awful video on the dance floor? Oh, here you go.
And that’s about all I could stand to gather for this post. I think my brain has reached its saturation point with all things Alexandra Wallace related. I can’t wait for this week to be over. Thank god its Friday (Friday), tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards.