- Sunday, August 31st

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

kimonotime:

magicalshopping:

KimonoTime, A.K.A. Kelsey Ellison’s experience with X-Factor UK

Please read:
TLDR: I got scouted and had a private audition because of my videos and made me feel they were really interested in kpop. The celebrity judges in the room audition wanted more Korean and then at Wembley the monitors weren’t on so I couldn’t hear my voice and was told I was terrible and they didn’t understand why I sung in Korean and I was in the wrong country, humiliating me in front of 5,000 people. In both auditions I didn’t get chance to prepare, because in the room audition they forgot about me and in the Wembley Audition they abandoned me and then put me on first.

Even though this isn’t related to shopping or my blog in particular, I felt the need to share this because it does relate to how Asian fashion, music, and the culture in general is perceived and manipulated by the media. It’s unfortunate that Kelsey was sought out for the sole purpose of making her, and kpop enthusiasts, look like fools. For another example of how this often happens, watch TLC’s My Strage Addiction “Living Doll” episode which features Venus Angelic and a girl named Emily, who are both into lolita or jfashion. While Venus’s segment may be true to her character, Emily’s segment was very scripted and edited and made to look weird and both Venus’s and Emily’s segments were manipulated to give a misrepresentation of the lolita subculture or jfashion in general. 

With that small slightly-irrelevant rant aside, I wish for others to spread this around, because it isn’t fair to Kelsey that she was badly mistreated and it was very unprofessional and misleading on X-factor’s end, especially if this could have potentially hurt Kelsey’s career or give her a bad image. 

~ Rini

Thank you so so much for sharing this and to everyone who has been supporting me! <3

A friend just showed me this let me make a few points real fast ok

  • You were humiliated because you put yourself in that position. The judges were right to question why you were attempting Korean because it was obviously unnatural to you and you were using it for the sake of being different or “exotic”. You were using the language as a costume and that’s why it’s bad and you deserved what you got.
  • This has nothing to do with how Korean media or culture is portrayed and everything to do with white people appropriating our language to seem different and just end up making a mockery of it, and of themselves.
  • In response to the person who commented above, there is no such thing as Asian culture.
  • There is
  • no such
  • thing as
  • "Asian culture"
  • "Rini"? Either this is from Sailor Moon or you just found the name somewhere, either way.. Give me a fucking break.
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#video



- Sunday, August 31st

nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

2 days ago - 84,837 notes
#cosplay



- Saturday, August 30th

omgthatdress:

Teyonah Paris looks beeeaaaatiful!  Love the color on her!

2 days ago - 337 notes
#Tayonah Paris #emmys



- Saturday, August 30th

omgthatdress:

Selenis Leyva looks *stunning*!  OITNB has the most stylish cast, hands down!

2 days ago - 1,246 notes
#Selenis Leyva #Emmys



- Saturday, August 30th

omgthatdress:

Emmy WINNER Uzo Aduba is so beautiful I just CANNOT EVEN

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#Uzo Aduba #emmys



- Friday, August 29th
Anonymous asked:
For the anon asking about supernatural shows (not for the list, since I'm aware it doesn't meet the criteria) American Horror Story Coven has some prominent POC characters, and it's about witches so fits the supernatural thing. The first two seasons don't though. I wish there were more POC leads in supernatural themed TV shows since they're what I enjoyed most when growing up. The one black character these shows tend to have always gets killed for some white character's "personal growth" or smth


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#anon #thank you



- Friday, August 29th

omgthatdress:

Sophia Vergara always looks like a goddess!

3 days ago - 513 notes
#Sophia Vergara #emmys



- Friday, August 29th

omgthatdress:

Viola Davis is just *wooooooow*

3 days ago - 734 notes
#Viola Davis #emmys



- Friday, August 29th

omgthatdress:

Angela Bassett proving she is queeeeen!

4 days ago - 875 notes
#Angela BAssett #emmys



- Thursday, August 28th

omgthatdress:

Gabourey Sidibe is perfect!  Love to see her!

4 days ago - 2,156 notes
#Gabourey Sidibe #emmys