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Dramas that make westerners look bad
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Posted 12/21/08
in invincible shao bao mei, like every episode there is something bad about americans, and well i guess it should like that cause in the show americans are the villains but still its pretty harsh what they say.
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Posted 12/21/08

idarklight wrote:

Gen-Y Cops?


i was thinking the same thing
Posted 12/22/08

street108 wrote:


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...



i'm black too and for a split second in truth i did get a little offended by the scene in HYD but it was so stupid that i really couldn't get too offended and i brushed it off. but like i said before if u don't like it don't watch it y'all!
Posted 12/22/08
Its not right but we do it to so we cant say things like that cause when we watch movies (cant think of any right now) we laugh when they are making fun of people like show of hands if you think scary movie 3 is funny or malibu's most wanted
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Posted 12/22/08

MoonlightDream55 wrote:

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


I totaly agree with some of the rhings that you have mention becuz if you look at American t.v and movie we are starting to see more asians, i mean right now we have two asian artist(se7en and Boa) trying to break into the american industy.

On the other hand i realy dont get why some people see the whole asian geek's and king fu fighter thing as bad now you see it less it's way better of a portrayel then that of that all blacks(thug), white(???), Arabs(terrorists).
Posted 12/22/08
i understand what your saying but don't americans make asians look bad, always the bad, the geek or the weirdo??
so i guess it's okay for asians to do the same....
Posted 12/22/08
sterotyping is inevitable.
Posted 12/22/08
well you cant really say EVERY SINGLE DRAMA shows westeners are horrid creatures since in ISWAK they used westeners as one of the main roles , they also used a spanish japanese guy in Hana Kimi japanese, in Yukan Club they used a french japanese as a main role. you cant really blame them since the only way asian finds news about western areas of the world is wel... through the news? and we ALL now the news isnt fun time down the beach.
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Posted 12/28/08
Erika Sawajiri's performance in "One Litre of Tears" made western romance/drama films look like trash...^^

Overall, it was a really really good drama =D
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Posted 12/28/08
basically asian guys that make these direct and write them see it as there own bit of revenge against the whites when they see them taking asian women , so in there mind they think if we portray them as baddies and nasty people asian women wont go near westerners. which is mad . this is how i see it anyway.

also why is it in hollywood , middle eastern, chinese oriental etc and the british are always the baddies so usa hollywood are just as bad
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Posted 12/28/08
I think the point has already been made that we all stereotype each other. Its really sites like CR where we can come together and realize that we're all just alike. We all know that the stereotyping isn't likely to change, so the best thing to do is ignore other peoples ignorance and don't let it ruin your day.
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Posted 12/28/08

miruyoshi wrote:


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.

peace :)

I read through all the comments and I really think this comment really hits the bullseye. These are my thoughts exactly.

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Posted 12/28/08
Eh, for the HYD thing, ever thought how asians get treated in america?
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Posted 12/28/08
Dare I point out that even within Western countries, the US gets this stereotype? America = BAD, no matter where you go >_>
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Posted 12/28/08
Haha.. yea... i find that vry true...
Azns stereotype us maybe, but Americans r also stereotyping Azns a lot.
Maybe it is jst cz they dont rly know.. or they dont get out much. thats what stereotyping is..
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