The yellowface of “The Mikado” in your face
Remember when someone pranked a San Francisco TV station into reporting that the names of the Asiana plane crash pilots were “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo”?
After the station KTVU realized its mistake, it fired three producers.
But in Seattle, at least one theater plans to spend the summer guffawing about how Asian names sound like gibberish.
“The Mikado,” a comic opera, is playing at the Bagley Wright Theatre from July 11 to July 26, produced by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu — get it? — the opera features characters named Nanki Poo, Yum-Yum and Pish-Tush. It’s a rom-com where true love is threatened by barbaric beheadings.
All 40 Japanese characters are being played by white actors, including two Latinos. KIRO radio host Dave Ross is in the cast.
It’s yellowface, in your face.
We are protesting this!
Seattle folks come together!
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Dear White People, This is not potato salad. I repeat, THIS IS NOT POTATO SALAD. 🙅🙅🙅 #stopthemadness
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Sweet baby Jesus. I want one
My baby girl is sooooo pretty 😍🐩💁❤️#diamond
So I clipped the hair out of Diamond’s face today and now she’s giving me the silent treatment. She won’t even look at me 😒😒😒 #whatever
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Anonymous said: Got any funny stories?
senior year of highschool i only had white friends (i was the only black kid in most of my classes and i just wanted to fit in)
as you can imagine not a day went by without one of them casually saying something lowkey racist or ignorant…which, at the time, i would just brush off
well one of them was super popular (cheerleader, pageant queen, etc) and was constantly sought after…did i mention she was a complete, fucking cunt…
anyways, one night at a football game they all were gawking over the quarterback and how fine he was…well she made it loud and clear that SHE wanted him and that he was off limits…she went down the line explaining to each of us why we could not have him..and in the process she stops at me and says “well…i’m not worried about you to be honest…you’re black…”
fast forward..they end up dating and become the IT couple…
long story short: I fucked the shit out of him and he never dated another white girl for the rest of his boring life…
moral: stay in your lane, becky.