Joy Regullano, the comedian behind the White Fetish viral video, is back. This most recent video parody, which is called “How To Look More White! Self-Hating Asian Party Look” pokes fun at makeup tutorial videos while packing in a serious punch about the impact of white beauty standards.
In the video, Regullano pokes fun at many controversial beauty routines such as skin bleaching and eyelid tape. For example, Regullano uses white skin perfect powder to erase her “ugly brown poop skin.” Soon enough, the tutorial takes a dark turn as she goes to extreme measures to erase any semblance of Asian-ness from her face until she essentially “becomes” a white woman.
The “makeup tutorial” is both hilarious and uncomfortable to watch. While it should be noted that there is debate over whether the lighter skin preference in Asian beauty standards is a result of Western colonialism (lighter skin has generally always been preferred because it was an indication of higher socioeconomic status), it’s undeniable that modern media generally adheres to a strict white beauty standard, which excludes and hurts any woman or man that doesn’t fit.
While this makeup tutorial is great for some quick laughs, it also leaves us with a lot to think about. Here it is the full video below:
The obsession with Disney’s Frozen continues! In particular, the song “Let it Go” is one for the books. It won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards. This was a historic moment for the Asian American community because this meant that Robert Lopez, co-creator of “Let it Go,” became the first Filipino American to win an Oscar and the first Fil-Am to join a prestigious group called “Egot” — individuals who have won the four top entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
Recently, we came across something else from Korea that caught our attention. During what appears to be a Korean game show, we found the most hilarious Frozen parody ever. It’s filled with fake snow, perfect lip-syncing and hilarious theatrics.
Check it out below. We promise it will be one of the funniest and most entertaining things you watch today.
When Miyazaki announced his retirement, fans quickly reacted. Suddenly, the already large fandom grew in number and in passion. His movies were popping up all over social media, children were cosplaying his characters left and right and suddenly everyone wanted to take part in the Ghibli fandom. Just last month, we reported on his retirement:
When news broke out that Hayao Miyazaki was retiring, fans everywhere wished it was simply a false rumor. For years, Miyazaki brought us whimsical animations such as My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke. In 2003, the Ghibli studio co-founder won an Oscar for his breathtaking feature film, Spirited Away.
Although Miyazaki has shown a mastery of his craft, he has firmly stated that he is done with films. The 72-year-old confirmed that his film The Wind Rises is his last. The film, which focuses on a fictional biography of Japan’s Zero airplane creator Jiro Horikoshi, has already become a box-office hit in Japan since its release in July.
With a handful of awards, critical acclaim, and worldwide recognition, Miyazaki will retire knowing that he achieved what he set out to do. According to CBC News, Miyazaki commented, ”I wanted to convey the message to children that this life is worth living. This message has not changed.”
While our hearts are saddened by the finale of a talented individual, his work continues to live on.
Just as we expected, the fandom continued to expand and find different ways to honor Miyazaki. Aside from cosplaying, we noticed one thing in particular that Miyazaki fans were partaking in– re-drawing his art. Specifically, we found a number of art parodies to the famous rainy bus stop scene:
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