So I know I said I was going to take a Tumblr break, but I came across this and I just could not resist.
This is actually a costume that you can buy for Halloween! The grossness of it is unbelievable — and it speaks to the extent that Asian women have been fetishized, exoticized, and commodified. I am tempted to buy this thing just so I can write all over it and call attention to the sexism, racism, fetishism, and general disgusting nature of the costume.
I could potentially cross out “THANK” and change it to “FUCK” and cross out the “ENJOY” on the breasts, and cross out the “TAKE ME OUT” on the back as well. I could then add a message across the back and ass that says something like, “IF YOU THINK THIS IS HOT, YOU’RE A RACIST, SEXIST DOUCHEBAG” or something along those lines.
Thoughts? Ideas on how to modify this costume into a critical piece?
Edit: Or alternatively, I could write on the back, “THIS IS A CULTURALLY APPROPRIATED, FETISHIZED, EXOTICIZED, RACIST, SEXIST, PIECE OF SHIT”
xoericxo replied to your photo So I know I said I was going to take a Tumblr…
this is also categorized under “geisha costumes” on the website it’s from, btw
Well, that just makes it even better. Because apparently, all Asians are the same.