Asian Women Are Sick Of Seeing Themselves Represented This Way In Media

Even when Hollywood is trying to be “neutral” it quickly veers toward bad. This generally means leaning into stereotypes, across age, race, gender, sexual identity, and creating shallow characters based on some pretty messed up ideas. Heck, sometimes they create entirely new stereotypes, like this one about Asian women having to color their hair to be interesting.

The Twitter account @nerdyasians, which purports to cover “everything artful, wonderful & sometimes miserable about asian news & culture” is currently going viral for pointing out a longstanding trope in movies and on TV. Basically, every time a show or film wants to indicate a female Asian character is “edgy” they give her colorful hair streaks:

It happens a lot:

As you can see above, the stereotype is well-documented, but it’s being talked about again in relation to the Deadpool 2 character, Yukio, played by the Japanese-Australian actress Shiori Kutsuna. Yep, she’s got the streak.

But the whole thing also went viral in 2017, when writer Anne Shi went off about it on Twitter, explaining why it’s so offensive. Basically, if you need to color your hair to be cool, what is that saying about all the women with their natural color? And who are these colorful-hair women supposed to be in contrast to?

Shi points out that it is a well-known thing that Hollywood should be hip to by now.

Just look at this Tumblr post.

It’s just a bummer to be put in these two boxes.

Despite being such a long standing issue, people are still discovering the trope through the post from @nerdyasians, and they are having feelings about it:

Some are definitely hearing about it for the first time.

But many have been noticing for awhile, and finding it pretty obnoxious.

There are some Asian women characters who have been both cool and escaped the hair-streak makeover:

But not that many. A hair streak is a small thing, but the fact that it keeps popping up over and over despite criticism from Asian writers, critics, and viewers shows exactly who is still in charge of making these decisions at the top.

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The Rock Sent The Funniest Message To This Sick Grandma In The Hospital

The Rock may be the cutest, sweetest, most enthusiastic celebrity on the planet. He actually seems to care about his fans. Plus, his appeal knows no age boundaries, as a message from the family of 76-year-old Judy Rosenberg attests.

In an Instagram post from The Rock on Sunday, he shares a very special email he got that he claims came out of nowhere. No one on The Rock’s staff has heard of this person, so the fact that he even saw it is something of a miracle. Can you imagine emailing The Rock, and having him actually read it?

It was sent from Judy’s family, and they asked for The Rock to give her a shout out, as she has recently entered hospice for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But she brought one very special item with her: a sexy cut out of Dwayne Johnson.

The Rock reads off Judy’s email, which says she has five children and 17 grandchildren, and she’s been married to her husband for 57 years. She’d still like for The Rock to call her sexy, though.

Of course, because The Rock’s a gentlemen, he does, and sends along some air kiss and off-color jokes about “practicing” making babies. Don’t worry, Judy is a self-professed “potty mouth,” so she probably loved it.

“The universe works in amazing ways, and I am so glad I got this email,” he says, and wishes her “all the love and all the positive energy in the world.”

The whole video is captioned with an additional message to his biggest grandma fan, reading, “Stay strong Judy, you sexy tiger. We’re all sending you and your family love and light during this time and I’m an extremely grateful man this email reached my eyes. * this kind of stuff will always be the best part of fame. Thx U Universe.”

Hopefully, this message makes it to Judy’s eyes, so she can hear The Rock calling her name as she holds his cut out hand.

The Rock is what dreams are made of, for young and old!

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Restaurant Goes Above And Beyond After Sick Customer Adds Special Note

On Friday, Feeley’s Fish and Chip Shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland, received an order from someone who didn’t want any food, they just needed some cold and flu tablets. The restaurant posted the order ticket to its Facebook page, and of course, they obliged.

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The customer, who didn’t want to be named, ordered a pizza and begs the delivery person to visit a supermarket on their way to the house to pick up some medicine. The note reads:

“Will you please stop in [pharmacy] spar on the way and get me benylin cold and flu tablets,” she wrote in her unusual request. “I’ll give you the money, only ordering food so I can get the tablets I’m dying sick.”

The chip shop obliged, and people on Facebook seemed to love the good customer service. Their Facebook post attracted some 14,000 likes and 3,500 shares.

One of them was from the customer, who confirmed that the medicine had indeed arrived. 

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The act has since gone viral, with hundreds of commenters saying that they’ll order from the fish and chip shop.

“Our news and radio shows here in south Australia are talking about this great service travels far haha,” one commenter wrote. 

“Haha! We’re getting this news here in the Philippines. First time I’m hearing about Feeleys in the other part of the planet. Nice news,” wrote another.

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Hundreds Of People Showed Up To Take This Sick Dog On His Final Walk

Last week, Mark Woods of Cornwall in the United Kingdom wrote a Facebook post asking if any dog lovers or friends wanted to join him and his dog, Walnut, for a walk.

Walnut the whippet, who was 18 years old, was going to do to the beach for his last walk on Saturday before being put down because of his ill health.

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The post quickly started taking off. And by Saturday morning, more than 7,500 people had left comments saying they’d be there or simply offering messages of support.

So when Woods and Walnut went down to the beach this morning, they weren’t exactly surprised to see hundreds of people and their dogs waiting to go on the walk with them.

Writing on Facebook after the walk, Woods confirmed that Walnut was put down on Saturday afternoon, but said that the display of kindness had helped make the day that little bit easier. 

“Walnut passed away this morning at 11.56am. The family and our three whippets, Monty, Nelson and Charlie were also in the room.”

“He went very quickly and in my arms. I am writing this post because I owe it to everyone who has supported myself, my family and most importantly Walnut.”

“Thank you to the hundreds of people that attended the walk this morning and to all those that had their own walks with their beloved pets at 9.30am all around the world.”

“I also want to thank the wonderful people of Newquay for their support which I will never forget as long as I live. God bless you all.”

Woods explained that the two have been through everything together. Including two marriages and three engagements. And considering that whippets only usually live to around 13, Walnut seems to have had a pretty good life. 

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