person taking video of asian food

Videos of Asian food bring out xenophobic trolls—creators are pushing back

Backlash against foreign food is playing out on TikTok instead of in the lunchroom.

On Jul 21, 2023 by Michael Zhang

Starbucks employee speaking with captions 'Stitch incoming Is it demographic control or am I being racy?' 'I work for Starbucks in the heyday od the Secret Menu and boy let me tell you' (l) Starbucks Dragon Fruit drink on table (c) Starbucks employee speaking with captions 'Stitch incoming Is it demographic control or am I being racy?' 'a lot of those drinks were actually stolen from like Asian creators' (r)

‘Matcha Lemonade was a big one’: Former Starbucks worker says secret menu was stolen from Asian creators

'Now they’re trying to figure out boba at jamba juice like???'

On Feb 12, 2023 by Jack Alban

Man at Asian market pointing to chicken on rack (l) Man at Asian market sniffing durian fruit caption 'This food should be illegal' (c) Man at Asian market holding spicy noodles (r)

‘During AAPI heritage month?’: TikToker called out for claiming Asian grocery store has ‘a pet store’

"Even if his intent wasn't to be racist, it still comes off that way."

On May 28, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen

woman reacting to a call

‘She’s being very Asian’: Viewer complains after Korean-American news anchor mentions dumpling soup on-air

'She can keep her Korean to herself.'

On Jan 2, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

Side by side of Cardi B and TikTok Creator Sam Hyun

‘It’s dehumanizing and othering’: Cardi B under fire for caricature of Korean accent

She imitates a sound from 'Squid Game' in the video.

On Oct 22, 2021 by Moises Mendez II

anti-asian racism at empanada mama in nyc

‘Asian b*tches are ugly’: Woman hurls racist insults at TikToker outside restaurant in viral video (updated)

The TikToker alleges that the workers supported the woman.

On Oct 17, 2021 by Daysia Tolentino

karen leaves asian psychologist racist voicemail

‘Get the f*ck out of my nation’: Karen leaves Asian psychologist racist ‘hate voicemail’ in viral TikTok

'I am so sorry there are mayosapiens out there like that.'

On Oct 12, 2021 by Phil West

karen saying asian hate doesnt exist

‘I’m over that whole narrative’: Karen tells Asian man that Asian hate doesn’t exist in viral TikTok

The Karen called COVID-related anti-Asian hate crimes 'false.'

On Oct 11, 2021 by Phil West

karen in vietnamese restaurant

‘Get your employees to speak enough English’: Karen belittles employees at Vietnamese restaurant in viral TikTok

'The waiter asked her to repeat and she WENT OFF'

On Oct 11, 2021 by Clara Wang

A man allegedly called the Hugh Crew, a K-Pop dance group, communists.

‘We’re allowed to do whatever the f*ck we want’: Man calls K-pop dancers ‘communists,’ berates them for wearing masks

'Asian hate is real.'

On Oct 11, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

In a video posted on Reddit, a white man tells an Asian man to 'go eat some fucking rice.'

‘Go eat some f*cking rice’: Male Karen calls Asian driver and passenger slurs in viral video

After being called racist, the Karen said he was 'protecting' his country.

On Oct 11, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

asian father yelling at his daughter's roommate's Black boyfriend, father trying to provoke a fight

‘I don’t know where you’re from’: Asian father tells young Black man to ‘go back to your country’ in viral TikTok

It appears the row started over a mask dispute.

On Oct 4, 2021 by Phil West

tiktok user @cowbabyblues demonstrates what a stereotypical photo of an asian person in chinatown looks like

Asian TikToker calls out white photographers who take ‘exploitative’ pictures of residents in Chinatown

'Notice how [white] people don’t photograph their own neighborhoods??'

On Jul 20, 2021 by Moises Mendez II


‘This situation was very heartbreaking’: ‘Ramen Racist’ yells anti-Asian slurs at employee closing restaurant

'I asked you nicely to leave; that's about it.'

On Jul 17, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

A woman allegedly punched a six year old Korean child in the neck while yelling anti-Asian slurs.

‘B*tch come back!’: Video shows mom calling out woman for allegedly punching 6-year-old

She was charged with a hate crime.

On Jul 14, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins