Guest Post By The Minority Militant
If Borat had an Asian twin, his name would be Peter Chao. Like him or not, in just less than a year, he's grown a subscriber base on YouTube that is just shy of 200,000.
His accent is Martin Yan on Ritalin and you will never find him without his shades on in a video. If there's any demographic that hasn't been overtly offended by his skits already, he probably just hasn't gotten to you yet.
I can't think of any racial stereotype he hasn't parodied.
Without a doubt, funny or offensive, or both, his online popularity will continue to grow steadily as many of us (especially those that speak out against racially-charged incidents in the media) are hesitant on embracing him. Rightfully so.
Is Peter Chao manifesting negative portrayals of Asians or is he just a silly Asian man with a camcorder looking for shock value?
I'll leave that one to you.
See it for yourself down at Peter Chao's YouTube Channel.
Labels: 2009 In Review