Can we actually argue that whitewashing is one-sided though? Are we going to compare Bollywood, Nollywood and any other mostly homogenous country's Hollywood to our Hollywood. That doesn't make a lot of sense imo. You can't compare a country that doesn't have enough "good" white actors because their population in mostly Japanese and Japan's "Hollywood" ,which is kinda of joke compared to the US' in terms of budget and start power, to the US that is known for its cultural diversity. I would understand if Japan had the same cultural diversity and chose not to hire the right actors for certain characters but they don't. People need to understand that the only reason whitewashing has become a thing is because countries who claim cultural diversity do not go out of their way to show it on the big screen. You cannot advertise yourself as culturally diverse and then go around ignoring that diversity when casting a movies that aren't 100% one race.
You know this chick has made me realized something about some of the black women i follow on ig. Most of them who are dating East Asian men happen to be interested in kpop, japanese pop culture or both. Idk if there is a direct correlation between the two but I do find it interesting that almost every AMBW couple i've come across on ig the girl is interested in Korean or Japanese pop culture regardless of if the guy is Japanese or Korean (which sucks imo if he's Chinese)
^^ I agree with everything you said except for "Also asians do not find darkskin beautiful or attractive". That is quite a bold statement; yes most Asians from most countries in Asia have shown racists tendencies towards darker skinned people in general that being said we cannot generalize a whole ethnic population like that. After all not all Asians identify with each other that well. American born Chinese may not see eye to eye or act the same as Chinese people born and raised in Mainland. Other than that good explanation on why some black women act like that
It might be that people who fit or meet certain beauty standards don't see it themselves. When it comes to beauty standards I think it's a double edged sword. If you don't meet them you suffer, if you meet them you still manage to suffer. Those who meet those standards I think struggle to maintain them and might not be happy that they fit a certain ideal. Like being skinny is an ideal standard in some places but not all skinny people are happy being skinny however if they complain most people brush it off with "you're lucky what are you complaining about?". So maybe that's how Jackson feels
It's probably due to the fact that English is a universal language. Almost all foreign music I've heard uses English, probably, for that reason. English has almost been forced upon people, if that makes sense. If you look at the amount of kpop fans who complain that their idols don't use enough english you could see why they drop English in their songs from time to time. On the other hand there is no reason for using random non-English words in English songs other than aesthetics. Idk if that made sense but I think that is the main reason
Yeah I agree with you on this. These girls need to understand that if someone fetishizes you they only like the idea(?) or an aspect of you. There is no guarantee they actually like you for you so it's a sell out. ngl Zico, Jay Park, etc are so problematic it's unbelievable, I mean yeah their music is not bad but their personalities are a different story. If you're a black girl who likes these guys just because they like black women I think you need to take a step back and analyze yourself imo.
OMG this is too much. As a black person I do understand getting into something like kpop, jpop, or anime can be difficult due to the fact that you don't know if the people in those niches like you for you or like the idea of you. Kpop, especially k-hip hop, is becoming very problematic in terms of the way they treat some minorities. From mamamoo doing black face, to bobby and mino and their snl skit it's not all fun and games being black or darker skinned in kpop. However the fact that KMusicandBlackWomen won't call out problematic Kpop artist bothers me. Like have some self respect you can't keep staning someone who has done racists or problematic shit towards a group of people
So happy I found this thread cuz now I have a place to post pics of all the scary looking ig models I see on IG. This one girl I'm pretty sure is Japanese but idk she gives off the typical chinese living doll vibe so i can't pinpoint her race however she is a model for a fashion brand in Japan know as never mind the xu. Here are some pics:
I don't know why we are discussing certain cultural appropriation topics here but there is a thread for that in the General discussions area. Can we plz stay on topic and my two cents about what has been said non-western people listening to western music, hip hop etc is a lot more complicated than just stealing black people's music remember Korea had their own traditional music they listened to before kpop became a thing and btw since when was laying down your edges just a black people thing??
In terms of of her discolouration I didn't know anything about that. But in terms of her chest, while it's true it's not her fault for being flat chested, have inconsistent boobs in every photo is something to talk about. It's very hard for me to take her seriously when she tries to make her boobs look like a D cup in one post only to have them shrink to an A cup in the next one. If you're going to enhance her boobs in whatever way at least be somewhat consistent about it because it comes of as fishy especially with the amount of sponsors that Lily gets who only know how she looks based on her IG
From what my Korean friends have told me it's taboo in the workplace and among older citizens who still find many things taboo. Of course most women, they told me, don't show cleavage it's not uncommon to see it as opposed to before. Idk i think she's taking assimilation too far and does not have a firm grasp on Korean culture and customs. This gives me a Mira sort of find tbh
I think she forget's when it comes to assimilation you only assimilate to things that are considered quite important to most ppl in society. Giving up you individuality is not assimilation it's turning into a robot with nothing unique about yourself