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People Magazine Can’t Tell Asians Apart

Posted By Ethel Navales On September 11, 2013 @ 9:27 pm In COMMUNITY,entertainment,News,Reads | Comments Disabled

A billion-dollar love triangle is big news right? So it would have probably been a good idea for People magazine to publish a picture of the right Asian girl, but I suppose that’s asking for too much. Apparently you put Google Glass [1] on two Asian women and it will make them indistinguishable.


Angry Asian Man [2] caught wind of the mistake and wrote:

This is downright silly. Last month, news broke that Google founder Sergey Brin is splitting with his wife Anne Wojcicki, amid reports that he is dating a 27-year-old employee, Amanda Rosenberg. Honestly, none of this is news I give a crap about … except when People has a hard time getting two Asian faces straight.

 

In its coverage of Brin’s breakup, instead of posting an image of Rosenberg, People used a photo of completely different Asian woman, albeit also wearing the awkward Google eyewear. The photo is actually a cropped stock image of an unidentified non-Rosenberg woman taken on the streets of New York.

 

And as Angry Asian Man points out, this inability to tell Asians apart isn’t new to People magazine. Back in 2008 [3], they published an article Rain making his Hollywood debut. The only problem? They didn’t include a picture of Rain. Instead, they put in a picture of Karl Yune who played a smaller role in the featured film.

People, you may want to think about hiring staff to do some basic fact checking. Or who don’t think all Asians look alike.


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[1] Google Glass: http://www.google.com/glass/start/

[2] Angry Asian Man: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/09/hey-people-thats-wrong-asian-google.html

[3] Back in 2008: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2008/05/this-is-not-rain-people.html

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