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Dramas that make westerners look bad
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Posted 12/20/08
I think Hana Kimi..where Mizuki explained how Sano got hurt in America to the doc....and you see a van of foreigners come out and try to grab mizuki and all this other stufff.
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I personally haven't seen the Asian Nerd thing in a LONG TIME maybe it's becuase I want watch the 99% of crappy tv everyone else seems to worship.

Anyway I think mean stereotypes come from the fact the people who write all these things, only go to "popular areas" where these stereotypes live. Also there's the fact that people hunt for the stereotypes, when they do go to whatever country.

But we all must face it stereotype stay around for tweo reason. 1 There are really people who live like that. 2 We still enjoy hell out of watching them.

Sure it be nice to see some poor white trailor trash (Sorry for using if this upset you in any way. Making the point), instead of the pissed off white personm, that for some reason don't have a IQ.

All I can say is, if we want better stereotypes (or non at all) we all better get everyone to take note and change. <s> Starting with taking all these stupid tv shows off and quit making dumb movies *COUGHTWILIGHT/MILKCOUOGH* </s>

Oh and just to add to the list. They white guy in Moon Child with the Kitchen Tatoo.

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Posted 12/20/08

amishpan wrote:

omg i forgot to mention invincible shan bao mai made foreigners look really bad, almost evil.

but also if you think about it. foreigners also make asians look bad too.. there are so many stereotypes.


Thats so funny that u would use this drama as an example....because its watching this drama that made me start this topic... And for all the "americans make asians look bad" comments....thats so 5 years ago....ok there are alot of movies and tv shows these days that make room for different views for ppl of asian descent....read the news ppl...do u guys know how many asians celeb's have in progress deals that allow them to make movies and music of there choice...Have u guys never seen american best dance crew...both season one and two winners made sure to put ppl in there place and let know that asians can dance... and because of the talent that hollywood lacks these days...they consantly look at movies from asia for new ideas...now im not saying that the sterotype thing is over.....but that whole nerdy/kung-fu and everything else that was mention has fallen off alot...now anyone still feels the need to prove a point to me...im more than willing to listen and share my views..
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Ah, you guys thats not always true. Just like how some americans portray asians in the american media doesn't mean that everyone in the US thinks of asians that way. Same as with asians to, we don't all think of americans from what we see on tv.
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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.....


A lot of them aren't even westerners they're europen playing a westerners
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Posted 12/20/08

mylove143 wrote:


street108 wrote:


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...


what do you expect? Its not like they need to know English if they live in Korea.
Posted 12/20/08
well, i think the portrayal is based on what each country sees of one another....asian takes from what they see most from the west and western takes what they mostly see from the east. i don't get offended though coz, it's rather expected and if i don't like it i'll turn it off. which wot most of u should do, turn it off and move on...
Posted 12/20/08

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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


yeah, but not all of us...of all of the people i know really well, only 2 are stuck-up and rich. They are few and far between
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Posted 12/20/08
Everywhere stereotypes are made in shows. Don't think it's only us that are being made fun of. Shows over here make fun of Asians. It doesn't matter unless they do something to the extreme. *Shrugs*
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Posted 12/21/08
From Seducing Mr. Perfect
Daniel Henney's character was a bit of an asshole sometimes

And also, so was his American female colleague
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23 / F / Los Angeles
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Posted 12/21/08
never really noticed these kinds of things lol
Posted 12/21/08

domoarigatoo wrote:


mylove143 wrote:


street108 wrote:


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...


what do you expect? Its not like they need to know English if they live in Korea.


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Posted 12/21/08 , edited 12/21/08
Um, why is everyone blaming other countries?

I keep hearing how America steals ideas, so do every other country from America! I mean most of whats popular, was invented here. Cosplaying came from america, the personal computer pretty much came from america, i'm pretty sure sound and color in movies came from america. THE LIGHT BULB!

We have a thing called the internet, it's making the world much smaller. Asian countries and america are more connected then ever, looking at manga and dramas to prove it. Blaming america for stealing ideas and vice versa. If you realy want to make a good example, many VERY popular clothing stores come from france or new york or LA and i swear teens from japan wear more designer clothes than Americans. Its becoming a huge problem over there. moving on...

Stereotypes i believe are beginning to die down in america. Within the last five years asians have been appearing as normal roles. Within 10 years i expect their to be a demand for asian actors and actresses. I mean already we importing some of them in for america roles, gackt, as well as others i cannot think of. Just the fact that someone flew over to japan to get gackt into a movie... amazing!

I believe in terms of personality and openness, many of the asian countries are about 10-20 years behind America. The fact that they do not open up and experience many racial problems will resolve it's self as the world becomes smaller. Younger people are becoming americanized, they will hold hands and kiss in public when that was taboo 15 years ago. It annoys me how they depict westerns like this but i believe with china and japan and korea becoming greater powers, they will begin having larger effects in americans lives. The biggest wall right now is the language. Both english and most any asian languages are a killer to learn.

edit: wow this turned out longer then i expected
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Posted 12/21/08

Saigurl20 wrote:

well, i think the portrayal is based on what each country sees of one another....asian takes from what they see most from the west and western takes what they mostly see from the east. i don't get offended though coz, it's rather expected and if i don't like it i'll turn it off. which wot most of u should do, turn it off and move on...


what ur saying is my point....what ppl see is the way they think...the reason why most americans think that all asian can fight is because for a long time back in the day...the only movies you would see asians in were kung-fu movies....so my point is that its not that im mad that in good humor some american look mean...its that it is becoming a common thing in show...and i dont want that if i were to go to a friends house (she's from korea) her mom and others would worry because im black...
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Posted 12/21/08
i have only seen it when it come's to american's in asian drama's not when it come's to europian ppl
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Posted 12/21/08
besides the HYD part or non-asian actors having bad acting (thats just cuz there bad actors), i haven't seen anything thats really terrible...i mean when you think about everyone is sterotyped, we sterotype asians in our movies so it makes sence for them to do it to us
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