So Ahegao Face is now racist to Asians and Japanese people.
It was even compared to blackface, a term with deep rooted racism and even slavery in America. Connected to acts of violence that are unthinkable.
Keep in mind – these claims are being made by westerners who are trying to speak for both Asians and the black community, simultaneously.
Or in other words – cultural appropriation and manufactured outrage.
Yes, this Tweet is real. It’s one of the original Tweets that started this shortsighted discussion.
And it doesn’t stop there either.
There are many points in here, which you can read by clicking the image.
When all is said and done though, you might lose a few brain cells trying to understand how this makes Ahegao “racist”.
And more importantly – how this can be compared to blackface of all things, which is disrespectful on so many levels.
The Twitter account in question made her account private, so you figure it out.
The conversations points have nothing to do with Ahegao at all.
I’m too tired to reply to everyone who doesn’t understand why ahegao is racist. There are loads of great threads on twitter about it. And also, if a black or POC says something is racist, even if you don’t understand why, just be a decent person and stop fucking doing it https://t.co/BlmxvqpQJu
— Roo Addams (@RooAddams) August 30, 2020
From there it devolves into this Tweet, which is a response to someone pointing out the silliness of Ahegao being “racist”.
Keep in mind this is a western person being the spokesperson for “P.O.C” again, and using it as a weapon to push a narrative.
Twitter weighs into the “ahegao racist” convo
It’s almost like poc arent treated as humans but as tools.
Wouldn’t that be racist?
— Driftwood (@TwoFortyAtNight) August 31, 2020
Exactly. Westerners with too much audacity are weaponizing the “POC” nonsense to gatekeep and dictate what OTHER cultures find offensive… When those cultures aren’t offended in the first place.
All for the sake of attention and clicks.
Are you Japanese? If not, then you CANNOT say stuff on their behalf. That’s just wrong fam. Also, yes i do have a Japanese friend, and even they said it’s not racist cuz it’s a damn moaning face. If you associate Japanese women with the ahegao then that’s on fetishization.
— Black Lives Matter (@RoniNiji) August 31, 2020
My daughter who is half Asian, has just informed me that only Asians can like cats.
You are not allowed to disagree with her because she is a POC.
I don’t make the rules, I just live with them.
— Dan and Angel Clarke (@AngelDaddy4) August 30, 2020
My ex girlfriend is a Japanese and she find this whole conversation hilarious. Why people are talking for the japanese women? They never find ahegao face racist, it’s just one part of the otaku culture.have you ever seen japanese porn, most of them never showed ahegao face lolxd
— goldenbwitch♀️ (@goldenbwitch) September 1, 2020
Ahegao is not racist. You do not get to just declare something is racist because you don’t like it.
— David Burton, Gamemaker and Fantasy Author (@HalfTangible) August 30, 2020
OK now, this is idiocy at its finest. Just doing a simple google search on what ahegao is will lead you to this. https://t.co/qcNUbegdR2 Is there anything about cultural appropriation there? No? Then there’s your answer. It’s. Not. Racist. https://t.co/xTa8zpLPYB
— Blanky (@TheBlank_1) September 2, 2020
People who claim it’s racist will say that because it’s known by a specific language’s term, that it’s exclusive to that people. That’s all they need to shout you down. They are the pigeon on the chess board.
— Reiko Sasaki (@EliteNEET91) September 1, 2020
By trying to not be racist, they’re turning into racists by encouraging cultural segregation
— (@SheWolf921) September 1, 2020
Sounds like you’re being trolled. Its a term that originated from Japanese Hentai. There’s nothing about it that’s racist. I’m honestly curious how one could even draw that conclusion in the first place.
— Gald (@Galdeus1) August 30, 2020
This looks to me like you got played by a grifter looking to cull the competition. Appreciation is not Appropriation.
— Richard Lewarne (@Dickyslog) August 30, 2020
I guess anything is racist if you say the same thing over and over in on twitter. Personally, I don’t think things are as political as people make them out to be, some people just wanna have fun, can’t wait for when I get told having anime pfps is offensive to native Japan.
— smol horn (@koronesimp) August 30, 2020
Its not racist, it’s a face expression that anyone woth a face can make, plus japanese hentai artist also use that face on non asian characters they draw, even made up races like elves amd ogres, ahegao has nothing to do with race its an anime culture thing and anime isn’t racist
— amlatrox (@amlatrox97) August 31, 2020
This sounds like cultural and racial segregation to me. Not a healthy way to look at life.
— Brando (@Paper_Relic) August 30, 2020
There’s actually no way this isn’t bait
— Useless Kat (@UselessNekoGang) August 30, 2020
You’ve been duped. I don’t see how that can be racist unless it’s more of the “cultural appropriation” nonsense.
— Frosted Nineball (@FrostedAmerican) August 30, 2020
im asian, west asian exactly. this take is sh*t. you can do ahegao even if youre white.
— NUMBER 1 YIFFY STAN (@yiffsindahouse8) September 1, 2020
So is she suggesting that during sexual intercourses, non-asians shouldn’t ahegao because that would be racist of them, albeit they did it unconsciously? Because when you’re getting fucked, you do shit with ur faces like ahegaoing because duh, not only asians can do weird faces?!
— pendejo y puta (@gon_chan99) September 3, 2020
As you can see, even Asians and Japanese are amused by the conversation.
Ahegao face is a “sex” face everyone of all races and cultures makes when sh*t gets real. There’s nothing “racist” about that.
Why is it that the word racism is thrown around so casually in the west? Almost to the point of using it as a tool?
Or am I just going crazy?
Share your thoughts.