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Dramas that make westerners look bad
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Posted 12/18/08
Ok i don't know what the hell is going on up in Asia...but its really sad that every frigging time i watch a drama (kdrama, twdrama, jdrama...etc) they make foreigners look like assholes....which im being to take a little personal....for some reason its like they think all black ppl are hood...white ppl are always angry and everyone else is just mean for no reason.....like i get it Americans are not always the most gentil ppl but come on....enough already....like i dont want everyone in asia to think that westerners are like that....
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Posted 12/18/08
uhmm Hana Yori Dango!! when makino goes to New York and there's a white old man who helps her but then turns all pissy at her. And then when she was walking or something and a group of black guys gang up on her...
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Posted 12/18/08
It's a stereotypical thing.
Many years ago, you'll also see Japanese people who are computer nerds, black people from the hood, etc in western movies.
The only thing that I think it's weird that is they still do that. In the western countries they are more used to different cultures and stuff (even though there are exceptions) But it's the 21st century already, when will they get used to it?
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Posted 12/18/08 , edited 12/20/08
Yeah the scene in HYD is one.
they make americans seem to be stuck-up rich snobs...which isnt true
but on the contrary americans also protray asians as computer nerds,evil guys,perfectionists, etc...in movies/shows also
Posted 12/18/08
I remember a scene in Hyori's mv (I forget the song) but black people steal from her store and then later try to attack her. I'm not saying this is her view, but the producers need to get educated.
Posted 12/18/08
Too me they just make them look RETARDED!
They can't even say their lines right.....
Posted 12/18/08 , edited 12/18/08
the HYD one, where the white guy thinks she's crazy cuz she cant speak english or understnad him. and she gets like mugged or something by these black guys.

and we're not all like that
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Posted 12/18/08
Hana Yori Dango... quite the contrary, New Yorkers are rated as some of the most helpful people as per the polls in Reader's Digest.

Say You Love Me... the scene when Kim Sungsoo was recalling how they were always overlooked as students <again in New York> because they're Asians. Hmm... something to ponder about.

Love Story in Harvard... Kim Raewon's housemates were portrayed as overly moody or outright inconsiderate. Hey, I went to school in Canada and hardly experienced such.

I've lived in Canada for sooooo long that I know Westerners are wonderful people.
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Posted 12/18/08 , edited 12/18/08
well those people take those roles
their choice..
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Posted 12/18/08
yes................hyd............
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Posted 12/18/08

imanmoh wrote:

Too me they just make them look RETARDED!
They can't even say their lines right.....


Yea i noticed that to...there are alot of drama where westerner seem like they cant even speak english....i mean if ur gonna play the part do it well.....
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Posted 12/18/08
Yeah its because the lack of foreigners in the industry so they give asians a role to look and act white... which not to be mean... but they more than not completely fail.

It annoys me when people say the lack of asians we have famous in america when we have more asians becoming famous than the asian countries having foreigner-looking people born in their countries. Japan has hardly ANY whiteskinned or black skinned people BORN in japan.

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happipplrock wrote:

Yeah the scene in HYD is one.
they make americans seem to be stuck-up rich snobs...which isnt true


but if you think about it. some are snobs
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Posted 12/18/08
same goes to american movies...asians are always the computer geek it's the stereotypical image...take it easy
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Posted 12/18/08
well, Cowboys aren't represented too well in "Gal Circle," but I don't think there are too many Cowboys who give a darn about what asia thinks about them. i think there are more negative stereotypes found in American dramas about Americans, then can be found in asian dramas. the only contact most asians have with Americans, is through watching American dramas. i say you need to vent your personal anger by writing letters to NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV, BET, etc.

you are also welcome to write letters to the respective asian TV stations. your letters will be forwarded to special department

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