Who run the world? White girls playing Oriental dress-up.

Dance video to Beyonce/2NE1 suddenly gets all Asian and shit.

Who run the world? Girls. And I'm all good with that. But I'm watching popular YouTube dancers, 14-year-old Larsen Thompson and 11-year-old Taylor Hatala, make this proclamation in their ferocious dance video to Beyonce's feminist pop anthem, and it's generally fine... until about halfway through when 2NE1's "I Am The Best" kicks in and the whole thing turns to Oriental nonsense, complete with the fans and the qipaos and the chopsticks in the hair.

It's a mess:

I get it. This is the part where they drop the K-pop track... so naturally, you have to throw in all this random Asian shit. Or rather, someone's ridiculous, lazy approximation of Asian-ness. What, no pandas? How about a friggin' samurai sword? The thing is, all of this seems completely unnecessary. They could have pulled it all off without the culturally appropriative bullshit.

Who run the world? White girls playing Asian dress-up, apparently.


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