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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Blackface, Whiteface, Gaijinface

posted by on March 4 at 10:35 AM

Meanwhile in Japan—Obamaface! (In honor of Obama, Japan.)

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An actor prepares:

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The pièce de résistance:

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And, in the interest of equal time:

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Baka gaijin, yo!

(Thanks to hot tipper Ben.)

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1

You can't beat the Japanese for utterly insane cultural crossovers.

Posted by laterite | March 4, 2008 10:56 AM
2

Obama! Hai, Obamasan!

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 4, 2008 11:33 AM
3

Good to see the Japanese continuing their cultural tradition of making fun of all things foreign. Minisan, Obama ni wakaru!
Then again, what are the chances that at this very moment, there is a naughty anime video being made starring Obama and an innocent Japanese schoolgirl? Likelihood: in Japan, very high.

Posted by Marty | March 4, 2008 11:35 AM
4

I can't decide which would be worse, this crap attempt at blackface, or if they had just grabbed some random black guy who doesn't look a thing like Obama.

Posted by squidoo | March 4, 2008 11:36 AM
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すごい!!彼はいくらくにオバマさんのようにみえる。
sugoi!! kare wa ikuraku ni Obama-san no you ni mieru.

Gotta love the Japanese. They love to look like anything Western/Gaijin.

Posted by apres_moi | March 4, 2008 11:51 AM
6

They are OBSESSED with us. We should nuke them again.

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 4, 2008 12:12 PM
7

Obama-sama, non deskane?

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 4, 2008 12:25 PM
8

That Japanese Hillary is totally cute.

Posted by Hernandez | March 4, 2008 12:25 PM
9

and she is pretty close to hillary's bulging-eyeball "happy face".

Posted by max solomon | March 4, 2008 2:09 PM
10

As a Jew I must denounce the racism in Japan. When I travel there for work, I insist on kosher food, and refuse to work on Saturdays.

Does anyone know about the Jewish population in Japan?

But I have to say, even though it is hard to be Jewish in Japan, it is much worse in Seattle. When I moved here from Manhattan I had no idea how backwards this town was. It's taken me a whole year to find the hipster Temple. At least I have The Stranger promoting Jewish cultural events so I can know what is happening.

Posted by Issur | March 4, 2008 2:49 PM
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Issur! You found out where the hip Jews go to Temple?!?!

TELL ME!!!!

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 4, 2008 4:21 PM

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