Jeremy Lin’s rise to stardom is one that will remain in the history books for Asian Americans. In 2012, his popularity became so overwhelming that it called for its own title: Linsanity. A documentary Linsanity was created to show the frenzy that is Jeremy Lin’s breakthrough career and how he rose to be the icon he is today.
Recently, the athlete appeared on 60 Minutes to share his experiences. He discussed his popularity in Asia, how he managed to balance his education with basketball, and what it meant to be an Asian-American playing basketball. When asked about the racial slurs thrown at him during games, Lin responded:
“Pretty much anything you could think of from stereotypical, you know, Asian food, you know making fun of my complexion, my skin color, or, you know, the way Asians look, pretty much everything.”
We don’t know whats in store for the future of this athlete, but we already know that he has inspired the Asian community worldwide. Watch the interview below:
It was a beautiful night, and The Castro district was buzzing with Jeremy Lin fans and movie buffs. It was the opening night of CAAMfest, and my photographer Erilou and I couldn’t be any more excited for what was in store. We got dolled up, but on our cute dresses and drove out to SF. On our schedule was the premiere of Linsanity and a gala at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Ca. We had such an amazing time and met so many amazing people. Check out our coverage on this year’s CAAMfest opening night!
Quite possibly one of the biggest stereotypes about Asians is the one concerning our height. It seems as if every and all Asians have dealt with the stereotype of Asians being short. Admittedly, there are quite a few fun-sized Asians (I am among them) and we definitely have no problem with short. The problem is the amount of shock towards tall Asians. I’ve always wondered about why this is such a perplexing thing for some. I’m certainly not surprised when I run into a tall Asian- if there are tall people in other cultures, why is it so unheard of to encounter a tall Asian? But what happens if an Asian doesn’t fall into this myth? They’re met with remarks like “Wow, you’re tall for an Asian.” The western world seems in disbelief that Asians can be anything but short. As seen in the picture above, media doesn’t always seem to be helping in breaking this myth so we’ll go ahead and do it ourselves.
Continue reading to get a glimpse of Asians who certainly Break The Asian Myth about Short Asians:
Did it just dawn upon you that you don’t have any costume for all the Halloween festivities this upcoming weekend? We’ve compiled some of our last minute costume ideas for your convenience!
The Linsanes or Linsanity – Jeremy Lin’s fan club
While you COULD go as Jeremy Lin – we think it would be much more fun (and perhaps, believable, since there are some die-hard J-Lin fans out there) to go as the Taiwanese American’s groupies – or what we would like to call them – the Linsanes – or Linsanity. Just make some clever signs (“Be My VaLINtine!” “You Drive Me Linsane!”), wear a shirt with Lin’s face taped to it, even go as far as putting face paint if you want to!
Okay, so we’re maybe a teensy weensy bit tired of talking about Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old New York Knicks point-guard who linfiltrated America with Linsanity.
But look! Audrey Magazine landed on Wall Street Journal talking about Jeremy Lin!
To read the article that started it all, check here.
In the span of less than two weeks, Jeremy Lin has gone from being an NBA benchwarmer to Asian America’s heartthrob. When he’s not making record-breaking points, career-high assists, or leading his team to victory at the last 0.5 seconds, he’s garnering praise from Spike Lee, Steve Nash, President Obama, pretty much every sportswriter in the universe, and all my friends on Facebook and Twitter. It’s pretty clear we’ve all caught #Linsanity. Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is even trying to get lin on the action.
And who can blame Kim? Here, we share with you several very, very valid reasons why Jeremy Lin would make a great boyfriend (sprinkled in with hilarious memes from the “Hey Girl, It’s Jeremy Lin” tumblr. Swoonworthy):
1) He’s tall
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