It's turning out to be a good summer for bad taste, especially at the expense of Asians. Woo-hoo! And I thought I would have nothing to complain about!
As if Martin Bashir's creepy public comments to the Asian American Journalists' Association weren't enough ("I've never been around so many Asian babes in my life. In fact, I'm mightily relieved that the podium covers me from the waist downwards. I've been having trouble all evening."), he may have been outdone by Spain's Olympic basketball teams. Both the men's and women's teams posed for a courier company that took out a full-page ad in Spain's bestselling newspaper. What's all the brouhaha about? Well, every team member—as if to mock their Asian competitors—is pulling the skin around his/her eyes back to make them look as slanted as possible. Um...three words.... What the fuck?! If I were them, I actually would've opted for the me-Chinese-me-play-joke-me-put-pee-pee-in-your-Coke pose that involves putting your palms together. It brings back more vivid childhood memories.
And as funny as I thought Pineapple Express was, did every single Asian in the movie absolutely have to speak with a thick accent and have to be gangsters and ninjas? Couldn't we get at least one Asian violin prodigy or Chinese food delivery boy or opium den hooker?
Keep it comin', people! I haven't had this much fun in years!
[Thanks to theMaykazine for the Spain tip.]