So when comedian Margaret Cho made an appearance during tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony as a North Korean film journalist/Army General, it was bound to elicit some negative response. And sure enough, social media did not disappoint with reactions like these:
Discount airliner VietJetAir is in hot water again for recent photos like the one you see above, which were leaked on social media sites by apparently, the girl on the right. Her name is Ngoc Trinh and in Vietnam, she’s known as a “hotgirl,” a dime a dozen in Vietnam of young, hot and usually buxom babes who gain a huge following, fame and sometimes, notoriety. Getting tens of thousands of followers alone, makes these girls hot commodities.
Anyhoo, she was part of this photo shoot that was apparently sanctioned by VietJetAir, where the campaign is, I guess, “fly with us because our flight attendants are really hot.” Check out some other photos that were on this “hotgirl’s” Facebook page (before they were taken down because of huge negative backlash):
If you’re Asian American and spend time on the internet (i.e. everyone reading this blog), then you already know Jeremy Lin will soon come to L.A. as a Laker.
And…well…yeah…that’s about it. I really have nothing to add to this topic that hasn’t already been said over and over and over again since word broke Friday, but figured I should blog about it in some way ‘cause it seems like every Asian American online is required to acknowledge this news or lose their membership in the Asian American
Now, these photos don’t all originate from Japan, but they’ve gone viral on many Japanese social media sites. Some of these photos are actually quite old and have been floating around the ‘Net for years, but there’s a a revolving cycle for many things in the Internet nowadays (the GAME OF THRONES VHS intro, for example, has been getting major traction this past week, but it popped up on the Internet months ago as the 1995 intro).
Anyhoo, here’s what’s popping up in other social media feeds from the Land of the Rising Sun:
So a couple of folks sent me this link to the tumblr site Straight White Boys Texting and as the name suggests, it’s a site with a collection of texts and social media postings from straight white boys.
So if you’ve ever wondered what straight white boys text about, here’s a sampling:
I first met Kevin B. Lee at the Berlin Film Festival a few years ago, through friends Karin Chien and Brent Hall, who had started a distribution company for indie and underground Chinese films called dGenerate Films. Kevin was also on board as a programmer and advisor. He would later relocate to Chicago to further his studies in media arts, but continued his work as a film critic and journalist as one of the late and great Roger Ebert’s far-flung correspondents.
The announcement came this morning that The Colbert Report host has been named as the replacement for David Letterman when he retires from The Late Show next year. And already, I’ve been seeing
dozens hundreds thousands millions of posts on social media like this:
The closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics was tonight and the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team forward Julie Chu was selected to carry the American flag. And surprise, surprise! Once again our good ole racist social media friends came out of the woodwork with tweets like this:
To which my reaction is…yawn.
Ah, you unsuspecting young parents who post baby photos on social media. That’s what exactly happened in the case of the photo above, where a young dad posted this photo on his Facebook feed. He also made a joke by adding the caption, “Look, tell Clyde that he’s a dumbass… and then fire him!”
Soon enough, one his friends posted the photo on Reddit and the rest his history. People laughed and caused a meme barnstorm. Business Baby was born! Some of the captions are priceless, like the following:
Talk about a lump of coal in place of a heart when it comes to the big V day in China…. According to Time Magazine, in what might be the biggest Valentine’s Day prank ever, a group of Shanghai singles purchased every odd-numbered seat for a Feb. 14 showing of BEIJING LOVE STORY, the movie version of a popular drama from 2012 that is reminiscent of LOVE, ACTUALLY. The prankster’s sole purpose: To disrupt romantic dates, but of course!
With a population of 1.3 billion people, China definitely has a sizable group of single people. And with the one-child policy, where males are revered, there is a ‘surplus’ of single men, estimated at 34 million! Hmm, that’s a lot of lonely hearts out there, ladies.
Dear Racist/Sexist University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students:
So apparently this polar vortex thingie is going to be hitting you hard today dropping temperatures to below zero. I live in Los Angeles where the sun is currently out and I’m pondering whether or not I should trim my toenails before I got out in my sandals so I get that I’m coming from a position of temperature privilege, but I’d still like to give you a bit of free advice.
I don’t know how this whole “snow day” thingie works because, again, I live in L.A., but I get you’re upset that your Chancellor Phyllis Wise has decided to not a call a snow day and classes will continue as usual today.