Last week, Moe Tkacik of Jezebel put up a cheeky little post asking, “Are Asian Fetishes a Myth? We’re Gonna Have to Go With ‘No’.” In it, Moe declared herself an expert on the subject of our peeps–”I practically am Asian”–by dropping the word “AZN” and the fact that she once spent two whole whoppin’ years living in Hong Kong.
Moe’s post set off a firestorm on the blogosphere with this statement:
…there are a few reasons some dudes prefer Asian women, and it starts with the fact that they are very rarely unattractive, and they are even more rarely stupid, and they are even more rarely than that fat. They have really nice skin and they’re not afraid to tell you yours looks bad.
…so much so, that she felt the need to followup with a second post, a sloppy-verging-on-P.C. apologia.
Thing is, Moe, Diana and I don’t really care that you pronounced us gorgeous, smart, glowing skinny bitches. We love compliments and, actually, couldn’t agree with you more!
But let’s get one thing straight. You ain’t almost Asian just cuz you know that the young folk use AZN to show their pride or cuz you spent two years in Hong Kong, most likely butchering the shit out of Cantonese and its eight muthafuzzing tones. You ain’t almost Asian cuz you said so or cuz you love rice or cuz you have a few gorgeous, smart, skinny Asian bitch friends.
What you are, sweetie, in your effort to step to us and speak for us, is DISGRASIAN. But look on the bright side. Being disgraced and shamed publicly is the first step toward understanding what it’s like to be one of us. So keep the dream alive, girl.
Special thanks to DISGRASIAN’s first lieutenant, Jasmine!
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