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stelmarias:

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sooo remember when Rachel Rostad called out J.K. Rowling and the HP fanbase for Cho Chang being a thinly-veiled perpetuation of a stereotypical asian archetype/love interest and literally the entire fanbase deflected the commentary with threats and insults rather than admit that there might actually be something problematic about the whitewashed work of YA fiction that is the Harry Potter franchise? It’s interesting to me that there is almost zero racial diversity and the only LGBT-friendly anything was stating after-the-fact that Dumbledore had a male love interest in an act that was probably more of a publicity stunt for the sake of political correctness than anything else. There’s some feminist-friendly and youth-friendly commentary in there but J.K. Rowling isn’t as progressive as people would think. Definitely not on the race/culture front.

fuckyoulosersinthephotag:

fartingbusdriver:

#PHO #Mornin #foodporn

i don’t get it where’s the pho

That is literally store-bought ramen noodles with sriracha: I’m pretty sure that’s it. I see some flecks of something that might be black pepper or I guess it could be dollar-store basil if they actually know what pho is and just felt like insulting decent people. This is poor even for poor man’s pho

fuckyoulosersinthephotag:

fartingbusdriver:

#PHO #Mornin #foodporn

i don’t get it where’s the pho

That is literally store-bought ramen noodles with sriracha: I’m pretty sure that’s it. I see some flecks of something that might be black pepper or I guess it could be dollar-store basil if they actually know what pho is and just felt like insulting decent people. This is poor even for poor man’s pho

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arabellesicardi:

like when has the fashion industry ever given a fuck about orientalism unless it is to better serve looks for white designers. fashion only wants dragon ladies or geishas. it’s gonna be a bunch of celebrities and models in lite yellowface wearin an anti-semites designs everything about this is terrible 

This is some Cloud Atlas-level bullshit. Clearly-Clueless-Caucasians, feel free to stop accessorizing and fetishizing Asian culture anytime

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