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With the title I thought it was going to be about to japanese dudes seeing how long they can hang from their balls or something.
Anyways, anyone who calls that racist is racist themselves for even perceiving it as racist in the first place. A regular person watches the video and sees Louis Armstrong, a racist person watches the video and sees a black person.
...and they just couldn;t keep out the cheesiness--they had to add the DOING!-ing broken trumpet. :)
The (Asian) guy was impersonating Louis Armstrong, who is black. It`s that simple. A white/yellow skinned man trying to impersonate a black man would not work well at all. The professional impersonator is simply doing a good job of fitting into a roll. If you were familiar with Louis Armstrong, you would realize that his black facial features, as well as his vocal style and expressions were portrayed very well in this particular impersonation. The inherent flaw in your argument, bonzoello, is that you claim that altering 1 or 2 features can transform you into someone else. The guy that did the Louis Armstron impersonation payed attention to the smallest details, such as the kerchief Satchomo would often hold in his hand. Also, he did not go around screaming, "hi-ya I`m a dead black musician!" It`s clear that he studied archival footage of Armstrong and practiced for weeks to be create the most realistic impersonation. The End
"the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race"
Ok, so because a guy mimicked the voice and gestures of a specific black man, you accuse him of racism? Give me a break.
Hypersensitivity drives me nuts. Political correctness is overrated.
But what the hellll is the point of the show lmboo??
just kidding, this doesn`t really matter, its just a guy with make up, personaly everyones racist just sayin
oh and Thewood, i suggest you delete your cmnt before a mod sees it
That`s a very good point DiePSPolice. Apparently, they are incredibly racist in Japan against other Asians though.
But I can`t believe some people think it`s racist. That`s just paranoia more than anything if you think that. He`s just trying to look like Louis Armstrong, and you know what? He does. Awesome.
i love engrish.
Fun show btw, its not easy to do Steve and when u got it, u always over do. this guy was fun!
Something tells me you`ve never seen Louis Armstrong when he performs. He does look like that when he sings.
And it`s not racist? What`s wrong with you people?
Then again, I`m a naive fool who has never faced racism in his life. So, what do I know?
Oh man... I`m confused...
People on SNL dressing up as a celebrity isn`t wrong, and neither is blackup for that reason. The reason blackup is wrong is that it used to be a case of blackng up and mocking black people, or in some cases blacking up simply because they didn`t want to allow black actors.
In this case there is no racial history (as far as I know), and it`s not a mockery. No problem from me.
He`s in blackface, but not traditional blackface, and as far as I know the Japanese don`t exactly have a history of black-oppretion.
This seems more like a tribute, a very good one, my god, the voice!
but he`s still in blackface...
Why can`t we all have fun and laugh at ourselves like Japan?
I guess that`s... Interesting? But I kept on replacing all the "l"s with "r"s. Made it much more watchable.
because thats a japanese guy
I think it was simply a good-natured, sincere impression of Louis Armstrong, and wasn`t meant to be racist. That said, they`re walking one thin line there. You wouldn`t find this on U.S. television.
Look at the original video from Armstrong himself.
But damn... lol... That was kind of... I don`t even know the WORDS to describe it, lol, since it goes so far beyond just slightly racist...
Great impression. I don`t see how it would be offensive. That`s how Louis Armstrong really was. T_T
i think that a black asian just sang that red roses song/wonderful world song, for a game show, in a really weird voice,he went to play on his trumpet, it broke, then he procedded to play the part on a tissue. but i had to ask someone high
If so, then oh god... oh that would be SO horrible here. xD
Can anyone explain every little detail to me?I`m so confused.
....there are no words. and that concerns me.
Great singing, aside from the engrishness of the `What a wonderful world`. If he perfected his English a bit, he could probably pass as the original.