Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bad JPOP SNL Sketch is Jap In NBC's Armor - So Much For Politically-Lincorrectness

Good grief, after Jeremy Lin national lesson on Asian American Sensitivity we get THIS? I think anytime white media makes fun of Asian culture, they have to include an actual Asian guest. Asian America, this is much worse than "Ch*nk in the Armor", we demand that Clara Chung or KevJumba host Saturday Night Live or at least be invited as musical guests. NBC hasn't ever had any regular Asian cast, I can't even think if they've even invited any as guests, and they regularly use their non-Asian cast to play Asian characters. MadTV had that Asian guy in addition to black characters. My ask is that anytime they cast white-as-asian, they invite a real Asian to do at least some part

Now in all fairness, it is a sketch about white students doing Asian culture badly. The amount of cultural cues and accent-isms like "jewish day camp-uru" indicate some writers might actually be jpop fans, but.......

This recap missed the point: a bit titled "J Pop" which saw Michigan State students welcome their friend from Jewish summer camp, who happened to be a Samurai sword enthusiast.

My rule on racist jokes is that it had better be pretty damn funny. They seem to want to make fun of white kids, but it really doesn't come off that well. The Clara Chung concert I saw in Seattle was wall-to-wall Asians with a handful of caucasians who I spoke with who explained that they, too were K-pop fans from their Korean friends.

Ah So:

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Common Japanese expression, short for "ah so desu ka".

"Ah" means "ah" like in English.

"So" means "that kind of thing" or "that way".

"Desu ka" (pronounced "des-ka") means "is it"? Desu is the verb to be, and ka makes it a question.

So the meaning is "oh, that's how it is."
Kyou-wa ii tenki desu!

It's a nice day today!