I saw this on Racialicious and I am utterly disgusted. There is a Cute Asian Girls Iphone App (Their website says that they are no longer distributing this application because it’s offended a lot of people. GOOD! Because we don’t need any more of this racist, sexist shit floating around!). But what was this app? (Bold emphasis mine).
Cute Asian Girls. Need I say more?
Cute Asian Girls gives you HUNDREDs of photos of the most beautiful asian girls you have ever seen. Whether you’re looking for asian girls with weapons, or girls in maid uniforms, or even just the casual girl in a summer dress, we have them all! Our photo collection is growing by the day and will continue growing by the truckload. Every day will introduce new photos for your viewing pleasure.
Download as many asian girl photos as your heart desires for free after you buy the app. Use them as your wallpaper, send them to friends, or set them as your contact’s photos.
This is nothing more than sexploitation of Asian women. Having pictures of Asian women dressed up as school girls, maids, etc. instantly available for “your viewing pleasure” commodifies Asian women and further normalizes the eroticization and fetishization of Asian women (a.k.a “yellow fever”).
Eroticizing and fetishizing an entire racial group is racist and dehumanizing. It is a form of colonization and it obscures the reality and the daily lives of members of that group. It is based on stereotypes of the group – in the case of Asian women, they are stereotyped as obedient, demure, docile and submissive. Therefore people who fetishize Asian women, or any other racial group, do so because they buy into and therefore perpetuate racial stereotypes.