Fact: Asians love Josh Groban.
It all goes back to Groban’s version of “You Raise Me Up.” “YRMU” is a siren song to our people–vaguely religious, anthemic, treacly, referencing nature–”mountains” and “stormy seas”–and perfect for karaoke (and by “perfect” I mean perfect for butchering, given some of its tricky high notes).
A Japanese version of it was the theme song to a 2007 anime series called Romeo x Juliet.
Filipina teen singing phenom and Oprah-favorite Charice Pempengco recorded it for her second album, My Inspiration, which was released in May of this year.
Shoot, even my parents sang it with their Chinese choir a few years ago (um, speaking of butchering).
So, I’m not saying Katy Perry, who’s been linked with Josh Groban, is Asian or anything…
But I think it’s really really weird that she stole my mama’s tattoo.
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