5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asians

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5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asians

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:47 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_23286_5-weirdly-accepted-ways-media-racist-against-asians.html
This article just seems blissfully self-unaware, but I can't quite put my finger on it as to Hao. Sum Ting just feels Wong about this article, aside from the obvious fact that the Title Guy Takeshi all over it. But then again, I might just be Kim-magining things.
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby gisambards » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:19 pm

My favourite bit of the article is that they actually make a joke about Russians always being drunk. I mean, if you're writing an article about how we shouldn't generalise certain cultures even in fun, maybe the best thing to do would be to not do that in your article.
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby Windy » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:22 pm

Ericthebearjew wrote:http://www.cracked.com/article_23286_5-weirdly-accepted-ways-media-racist-against-asians.html
This article just seems blissfully self-unaware, but I can't quite put my finger on it as to Hao. Sum Ting just feels Wong about this article, aside from the obvious fact that the Title Guy Takeshi all over it. But then again, I might just be Kim-magining things.


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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby ghijkmnop » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:43 pm

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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby PSTN » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:44 pm

gisambards wrote:My favourite bit of the article is that they actually make a joke about Russians always being drunk. I mean, if you're writing an article about how we shouldn't generalise certain cultures even in fun, maybe the best thing to do would be to not do that in your article.


Well, in all fairness to Russia...
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby Revolving Royal » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:39 pm

gisambards wrote:My favourite bit of the article is that they actually make a joke about Russians always being drunk. I mean, if you're writing an article about how we shouldn't generalise certain cultures even in fun, maybe the best thing to do would be to not do that in your article.


That reminds me of an article were the author was whining about how many people use gay slurs on twitter and insulted a boy band by calling them "bulimic lesbians" in the section before.
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby Tesseracts » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:19 am

1. Author is white.

2. Failed to demonstrate tabloids target Asians specifically with their nonsense.

3. Pretty sure Cracked also jumped on the "Japan is weird" train also.
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby NathanLoiselle » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:34 am

'Bulimic Lesbians' is the name of my new band.
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby Windy » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:25 am

Tesseracts wrote:3. Pretty sure Cracked also jumped on the "Japan is weird" train also.


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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby ghijkmnop » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:46 am

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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby DanteHoratio » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:59 pm

gisambards wrote:My favorite bit of the article is that they actually make a joke about Russians always being drunk. I mean, if you're writing an article about how we shouldn't generalize certain cultures even in fun, maybe the best thing to do would be to not do that in your article.

To be fair, that might have been Hypocrisy humor, and might have been intended
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby Qinglong » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:12 pm

NathanLoiselle wrote:'Bulimic Lesbians' is the name of my new band.

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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby Edgar Cabrera » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:02 pm

And I thought that it was small potatoes in comparison with some other articles that tried to tackle racism (that's not to say that there were parts in which it turned into straight-up lecturing.) I also think that it could have been better as part of the "news that turned out to be B.S." series.
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby blehblah » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:34 pm

Again and again, year after year, we see this phylum of credulity-straining clickbait splayed everywhere, leading one to reasonably assume that everybody who writes for the Internet is in truth the same stoned intern. So what sort of aggressive bullshit has been making the rounds lately?


I sense a tinge of self-awareness.

Of course the title has nothing to do with the article. It's five examples of silly stories about something-something Asia.

Whenever there's a dubious nugget of news about the latest cra-a-azy fad to come out of the eastern Pacific Rim, otherwise sane websites start frothing at the opportunity to scream about how Asian people are adult-shaped babies who are all 40 seconds from toddling off a nearby cliff


Otherwise sane websites?

#5 Buzzfeed, Cosmo, Koreaboo, Daily Mail
#4 CNN, WaPo, USNews (real stories), then... Buzzfeed, Cosmo, Shanghaiist
#3 http://indiatoday.intoday.in, koltfm.com, Vice, BusinessInsider, Shanghaiist
#2 Well, this one is strange because it's... reasonable.
#1 Let's dive-in...

csmonitor.com (notable quote - "The companies allow workers to have a monthly relaxation day, in order to “reduce pressure during working time,” according to ChinaFotoPress. This includes the face mask day" because it is Hallowe'en twelve times a year!)

Or, from thestar.com, "The monthly event uses various themes that allow workers from security guards to office workers to let their hair down, so to speak, with “faceless day” being the latest, according to the Associated Press."

Holy shit-on-a-stick, it's like casual Friday, but MONTHLY! Okay, we get it. And the cwazy headline belongs to csmonitor.com, which carried the sub of:

As more Chinese worry about workplace stress, some companies are hoping to relax their workers by allowing them to occasionally wear masks


In the end, this is a "silly things that can be found online" article that I suspect was repurposed to elicit clicks.

Let us not blame the author - it is a collection of funny stuff from websites that deserve to be laughed at.


EDIT: clarity - the last line was "websites that deserves to be laughed at". The websites deserve to be laughed at for their foolishness, not the article (which is a collection of the foolishness of the websites).
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Re: 5 Weirdly Accepted Ways The Media Is Racist Against Asia

Postby LegionofShrooms » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:44 pm

gisambards wrote:My favourite bit of the article is that they actually make a joke about Russians always being drunk. I mean, if you're writing an article about how we shouldn't generalise certain cultures even in fun, maybe the best thing to do would be to not do that in your article.


Hypocrisy? In MY Cracked articles?

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