Orientalism, Drag, and White Supremacy at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
By Majime Sugiru
2011: ‘We’re a culture, not a costume’
CNN (2011): Campaign by students at Ohio University to prevent cultures from being translated into stereotypical costumes for Halloween (click for story).
Or how about these, in 2012, 2013, 2014?
2012: Victoria’s Secret’s racist Sexy Little Geisha
Racialicious (2012): Victoria’s Secret Does It Again: When Racism Meets Fashion
2013: Katy Perry in Yellowface
LA Times (2013): Katy Perry performs in Yellowface at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
2014: Air France’s racist geisha ads
Colorlines (2014): Twitter Mocks Air France’s Racist Geisha Ads
2014: CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in Yellowface
Time (2014): Dear, ‘How I Met Your Mother’: ‘Asian’ Is Not a Costume
CBS TV’s “How I Met Your Mother” in Yellowface
In Japan, this family collection of a former prime minister was respectfully titled, “The Lineage of Culture—The Hosokawa Family Eisei Bunko Collection”