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From sex symbols onscreen the like Daniel Henney, to leading men like Hayden Szeto (who we wrote about here), to the rise of Korean pop stars, there’s certainly a desire for more diversity in entertainment.But how does this affect every day Asian American men who don’t shine on the silver screens?The dangerous stereotype and the tired tropes that identify Asian men as undesirable, unsexy, foreign, devoid of sensuality, has become detrimental to that community in the past near-century.So much so that a percentage of the 9 million men Asian American men say they have felt discrimination’s ugly repercussions, including depression, anxiety, issues with self-worth and suicide.Asian American men ranging from teens, guys in their 20s to 30s, in different professions from all across the world, on what it’s been like to walk in their shoes.They are banding together in an attempt to stop the hate once and for all. From painful stories of rejection, to finding empowerment, to embracing their own uniqueness, each story is raw, real and powerful. Peter Park, Virginia, Model To witness Steve Harvey’s hurtful remarks towards Asian men was disappointing especially since I have the upmost respect for him and support him from purchasing his motivational books to watching his shows.
Even though my team lost, I still dropped 22 points on them and showed them that Asian guys have skills.
“The never-ending pursuit of proving their worth and trying to gain approval and acceptance from others breeds tremendous resentment and anger.”Dr.
Hsiang says that from her research, the media has had a direct impact on the lives of Asian Americans.
After over one-hundred years of emasculation, why, in 2017, are we still having these conversations, many Asian Americans asked?
This humiliating narrative has haunted Asian American males for the past century beginning from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to Yellow Peril in the late 1800’s (that is, that Asians were a terror to white America).