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Representin’ Asian/Oriental people on both sides of the Atlantic…

Representin’ Asian/Oriental people on both sides of the Atlantic…

Over here in the UK, the most famous British-Chinese people on TV seem to be centered around fashion, with the likes of Alexa Chung and Gok Wan. My work colleagues kindly gave me a copy of his autobiography, and unsurprisingly there are a fair few things in common – although I plainly have no idea about fashion.

In Canada, there’s been three seasons of a reality TV show set in a Chinese restaurant, called Family Restaurant, which recently started airing in the UK too.

In America? They’re making an Asian-American version of that infamous reality TV show Jersey Shore, but set in Los Angeles’s KoreaTown instead. Given that one of the chief protagonists states on her Facebook profile that she “loves SEX and partying”, and that her email address is fookmi2000@hotmail.com, I think we can see where this is going.

There’s nothing wrong with sexy Asian/Oriental folk on our TV screens – it’d make a nice change – but it’d be nice to think there are other ways to get a show on TV…

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