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Dramas that make westerners look bad
Posted 12/20/08

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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.....


yeah!!..

they trying hard to speak english!!

especially koreans...sorry for koreans!

they have a accent that sounds funny for me...
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Posted 12/20/08 , edited 12/20/08
maybe it's the impressions, u can never get away with it, AND, one hint; to make urself look kind, u must make the others look bad, that simple ^^

anyway, it's a comical style, too childish and exagerated.
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Posted 12/20/08
see.. its not only westerners that stereotype..

asians too..

its not the race. its humanity..
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Posted 12/20/08 , edited 12/20/08
Both Westerners and Easterners stereotype each other, but I've noticed that the American-Asian stereotyping isn't as bad as it used to be. The Japanese stereotyping is way more blunt and just all kinds of wrong haha.

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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.

Also, they have the lowest crime rate among major American cities, even though it is the largest I love HYD, but that whole sequence just made me facepalm. However, I do like that one bit where the hoodlums heckle Domyouji about having hair like Lionel Richie LOL

I've lived in Canada for sooooo long that I know Westerners are wonderful people.

I think the negative stereotypes only apply to Americans; one, I know from personal experience that Canada is great (and people always say to pretend you're Canadian when in Europe to avoid any anti-American sentiments LOL), and two, if you watch the drama "Ryusei no Kizuna," quite a few characters end up going to Canada XD
Posted 12/20/08
In how many American movies have you seen Asians being portrayed as kung fu experts??
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Beside Hana Yori Dango 2, there also Sad Love Song(Korean drama) also makes the Westerners looks bad like American. The casts of Sad Love Song went to NYC to shoot for the scenes. There are some parts made American looks rude and mean to them in the drama.
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Posted 12/20/08
so what? its not like american movies dont stereotype easterners either
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Posted 12/20/08 , edited 12/20/08
americans=bush=bad
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Posted 12/20/08
Yeah, there are a lot of stereotyping in both JDramas, Kdramas, TDramas etc, even American one. Asian people are usually portrayed as nerd, geeks, cyber geeks, and in asian dramas westerns are snobs. It's just how it is.
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Posted 12/20/08
yes, hana yori dango 2 def.
but when i saw it, i laughed.
crazy stereotypes.
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Posted 12/20/08
Ever watch an anime with a supposed western women? Blond hair, blue eyes, big tits? Asian cultures have stereotypes, too. It's just the way things are, you write to your audience.
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Posted 12/20/08
Americans aren't that bad but they hav been known to do stuff like that but not all americans are.
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Posted 12/20/08 , edited 12/20/08
Hmm whenever I watch Kdramas when westerners appear they always CANNOT act. They say their lines as if they are teaching others "how" to speak English rather than acting. One example is "Auction House" there are some parts where Americans appear and I swear they cannot act.....AT ALL!!!
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Posted 12/20/08 , edited 12/20/08

street108 wrote:

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....


what you're talking about runs even deeper than what you think.
now, what I'm about to say may piss someone off, but try to read my words objectively
Look at American movies. Most of the time, the evil guy in the movie is either an Asian or an Arab I don't know about Asians(I'm sure that their image was distorted as well), but the picture usually given for Arabs is way off the mark. They're always portrayed as backward people who still live in tents in the desserts.
I once held a conversation with an American, and he thought I had my computer in the dessert, and he also thought that I was raised hating the whole world, and wanting to slaughter every human being on earth.
the picture he got came from watching such movies or biased media.

Good and evil exist everywhere. No one can generalize something about a whole country based on the actions of a few people.

now, on to the real point which may strike most of you as surprising. why do you think each country glorifies itself, and portrays people of other countries as bad? Don't you think that this type of thinking is a form of racism? and where does it stem from?
the answer is blind patriotism and nationalism. people's love for their own country might turn them into racists. love is a good thing, pride isn't because people did not choose to which country they should belong. It was god who decided.
I've written a topic about this particular issue where I was calling the world to quit looking down on others just cause they think their country is better or else we'll all end up hating each other, and I quoted Bernard Shaw and Ralph Waldo Emerson. If you wanna read, please pay my blog a visit:
http://magicrealism.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/%D8%A3%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%B9%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B7%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%87/

or you can watch this video (George Carlin) on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYpuOAqD0l0

I hope no one was offended. I'm just a crazy girl who likes to think about or reason out every little detail in life until she discovered that she was living in a crazy world that was never meant to be understood.

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Posted 12/20/08

street108 wrote:

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....


It really depends on the person watching the show. Like you have to have basic knowledge of Media Literacy. It can't be helped if SOME asian people see them that way or vise versa. BUT not everyone will see westerners as assholes in Asia. I don't even think that white people are always angry and mean even though I watch dramas 99% of my time... and I'm ASIAN ooh. It's just a matter of being media literate. you need to get acquainted that MEDIA is MEDIA and it can be very biased because that's how it is. It's up to the person how they'll get influence or how they'll consume the media's message. And to say that EVERY drama that you watch makes foreigners look like assholes?? hmmm what and how many dramas could that be??

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