|Katy Perry as a geisha singing her track "Unconditional" at the AMAs. While quite an aesthetically pleasing performance, it may perpetuate outdated stereotypes of ethnically East Asian women, among other things.|
This first one is about Katy Perry's geisha-inspired performance at the American Music Awards and what's wrong with it. I was going to take a stab at tackling this one, but this Jeff Yang fellow did a way better job than I ever could have and goes the same route I would have taken, so I decided to just link his article. Check it out!
The second is a wonderfully concise article by Chin Lu, who explains why having an Asian fetish is different from having a "type." I've both written and read extensively on this topic, but this article I thought was particularly well written and really hits the nail on the head. Check it!