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pretty tired of seeing this hair trope on asian characters
EDIT: because three examples wasn’t enough for some of you:
hey just fyi the OP of this post isn’t Asian and actual Asian ppl have come forward saying that this trope isn’t offensive, so…
Asian here to say that this isn’t offensive at all, I think it’s pretty cool.
They all look fkin badass anyway!!
yes, I am a Vietnamese I’d like my hair dyed with blue stripes, thank you very much.
Asian reporting: this is pretty much the opposite of offensive it’s gorgeous
Dude they do this because the people who write these characters are usually inexperienced with different Asian hair textures (like the existence of naturally curly Asian hair is totally lost on them) and styles, so in an effort to make sure their character doesn’t have a generic hair type, they add some color (also because it looks cool).
Why do you think anime characters have such weird hair colors? In Asia (mostly Japan) where these anime take place, mostly everyone has jet black hair, with a few exceptions for those who dyed their hair. But in anime the writers usually decide to vary the hair colors because it makes it easier to differentiate between the characters.
Maybe this IS a trope applied to many Asian characters, but it’s also applied to many characters who aren’t Asian. It’s a trope assigned usually to add an “edginess.” And if you are saying that this trope is racist, are you saying it’s not okay to have an Asian character with this hair type? Would it be okay to give a white, Hispanic, black, etc. character this hair trope but not an Asian character? Because it’s been used so much in the past? Really?
Note: I am Chinese-American, to clarify, and I personally think it looks cool and I would dye my hair maybe similarly if my mom would let me