…and I started thinking about the permissiveness of this aspect of inanely reductive ethnic stereotyping. Do you think we’d do the same thing if there were a famous Korean liquor and Korean beer and a signature drink made from it?
Would we have conversations where guys say something like, “Damn, I was just gonna take it easy last night, but then my bro Dave started buying us all ‘Korean People Eat Dogs,’ which we were shooting like crazy. And daaaaamn, if I didn’t get totally fucked up.
“I mean, pretty soon we all had our arms over each others’ shoulders, singing classic Korean songs about Dear Leader Kim Il-sung.
“It’s okay, though, because I’m 1/16th Korean. My family came over on the water railroad that runs across the Pacific.
“Also, seriously, fuck the Japanese, dude. Fucking Tōjō.
‘And stay away from ‘Korean People Eat Dogs’. They’re murder, dude.”