“I am obsessed with Japanese people, I love everything about them and they are so wonderful as human beings. I’m so obsessed I want to skin you and wear you like Versace.”Let's not kid ourselves. People like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen, and [insert utterly worthless white public figure here] - with their kimonos and blackface and bastardized twerks - know exactly what they're doing. I mean...if you can't be good at your job you might as well suck so bad that people will still talk about you enough to keep you in the public eye, right?
Notice that damn every blog post about the AMAs is about Katy Perry. I was just going to ignore this "music" award show like every other. Hell, if I hadn't seen For Harriet's post on Facebook, I wouldn't have even known that my girlhood idols and Lil Mama performed at friggin' the AMAs.
So let me get this straight; the black girls gave a flawless performance, but the white girl wore a kimono and a shitty wig...so that's all we're going to talk about.
How was that not the major headline?
If you wondering why I'm so furious right now, it's because this is the primary reason why I started the Blasian Narrative, to address how Africans and Asians are treated by American media.
In one night, the long, complex history and varying cultures of Japan were reduced to a white girl's little fetishy playground, while a legendary black girl group's beautiful performance went relatively unnoticed (Google AMAs right now. I dare you).
Excuse me, but girls these days don't know nothin' about this.
Now...I've vacillated back and forth as a Lil Mama fan, but this performance sold me once and for all.