The Asian singles you’re dating might really love American pop culture, fashion and music, so you should be up-to-date on all the latest trends for conversation purposes and potential gift giving.
As someone who keeps up with American pop culture, you will be familiar with Gwen Stefani, but as popular as she might be in the U.S., she does not sit well with many of the ladies in Asian countries.
This week, the pop star, fashionista and designer released her comeback song, “Baby Don’t Lie”, and the song is getting great reviews; however, it was ten years ago that Stefani, the former front woman for No Doubt, released her first solo record Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Since then, she’s also put out a line of children’s clothing for Target called Harajuku Mini and has her own fragrance line known as Harajuku Lovers. However, it was the album in particular that made lots of Asian singles a little upset.
Think back to the Harajuku girls that were prominently featured in the album art, music videos, performances and the singer’s entourage during that period. Many Asian females saw this as a racist and offensive portrayal.
Some people think that Stefani paved the way for a whole new era of objectifying Asian women and subjugating them as “the Other”, but she claims that she really loves the culture.
Needless to say, this could lead to some very heated yet very interesting conversations with any Asian woman you might be dating.