The Japanese Take Their Game Shows Up A Notch

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Weird

There are just no words for this. Just watch in amazement.
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Female 84
Every moment of that was more terrible than the last.
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Male 437
oh blackface, tis been a while since we saw you
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Male 452
Wickedsick! :D
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Male 282
wtf...
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Female 2,120
I don`t remember the original singer making retarded faces.
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Female 25
he is scary :|
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Female 1,008
HAHAHAHAHA
"I see them broom for me and you. And I think to myserf what a wonderful wourd"
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Male 174
I didn`t get it.
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Male 386
I thought it was a black person doing a bad impression of the song. Then i realized he was asian, and I was so amazed... That was great.

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.

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Male 1,360
despite the blackface, a good job!
rhat a ronderfull rorld111
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Male 1,164
that was a very good impression :D
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Male 1,051
Davio, that made no sense. Anyway, Funny stuff.
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Male 30
ha ha, cool trumpet impression
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Male 248
Er, that`s not a game show...

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.

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Male 3,296
hmmmm i didnt see anything wrong with that, but am with stephen, i dont see color
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Male 599
its not supossed to be racist in any way, but he is in blackface so thats how we americans take it. And i officially hate that japanese guy now...
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Male 96
yeah.. the trumpet impersonation was a great copy.. =)
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Male 228
that impersonator does do a good job of fitting into a roll, probably with mayo and mustard. maybe some pickles and lettuce. yummy. racism on a roll.
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Female 731
Wow, that was a really good impersonation!!

...and they just couldn;t keep out the cheesiness--they had to add the DOING!-ing broken trumpet. :)

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Male 1,256
Let me explain why this is not racist:

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

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Female 710
His expressions are funny. Pretty good impersonation I guess.
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Male 334
Let`s know what the word means before we accuse people of it:

"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.

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Female 481
Everyone that says this is racist please, shut the hell up.
Please, think before you speak! God! This is why my dad says everyone is messed up! Im perfectly sure that the show meant nothing by a man impersonating Louis Armstrong. So just sit down and calm down!!

But what the hellll is the point of the show lmboo??

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Male 1,596
bonzo not unless you fight chuck norris first
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Male 228
Ok, so if this is socially acceptable enough to not be considered racist in the public eye then I can slant my eyes with scotch tape, put on a red headband and scream hi-ya and nobody can call me racist because I am just impersonating Bruce Lee?
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Female 48
At first, I thought: this might be racist, mainly because of the overly-exaggerated facial expressions. But I was wrong - the real Louis Armstrong does exactly the same thing and that performer must have watched the youtube video a gazillion times to imitate the performance that closely!!! And you can`t spend all that effort on immitating a man if he isn`t admirable. And what`s with the comments about how asians keep their eyes open? Isn`t that racist??
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Female 58
LOL!
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Male 324
your all racist bastards

just kidding, this doesn`t really matter, its just a guy with make up, personaly everyones racist
just sayin

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Male 404
lol @ 1:19 where the guy`s about to cry...

oh and Thewood, i suggest you delete your cmnt before a mod sees it

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Male 689
um
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Male 39
Pure awesome.
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Male 211
This was impressive and close to the original.
About people who think this is racist... just get a f#c$ing life people! Not all nations are as prude and moronic as middle american commoners. And if the black community really is insulted by this, then I guess we really should got back to slavery since we got it all wrong.
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Male 4,680
"It`s not racist because Japan doesn`t have the tortured history with blacks, slaves and segregation the way we do in the U.S.. Blackface has a very bad connotation and history here. Over there, his skin pain is just a costume. And note that it was not done in the blackface style which serves to caricature black people in a very unflattering way - he just made himself look like the original."

That`s a very good point DiePSPolice. Apparently, they are incredibly racist in Japan against other Asians though.

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Female 1,653
not racist, just a little overdone.
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Female 501
O.O
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Male 2,159
That was really good! Like a light-hearted version of Stars In Their Eyes, but with more serious dressing up. Is the goal to be entertaining or a good singer? Or both, perhaps?

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.

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Male 493
It`s not racist because Japan doesn`t have the tortured history with blacks, slaves and segregation the way we do in the U.S.. Blackface has a very bad connotation and history here. Over there, his skin pain is just a costume. And note that it was not done in the blackface style which serves to caricature black people in a very unflattering way - he just made himself look like the original.
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Male 231
"asians take karaoke way too seriously"


baahahhahahaha

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Male 98
and a fink to myserrf.

i love engrish.

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Male 895
Oh no they did not.
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Male 3,619
nah... its not racist. if he would be imitating a white man, and there wouldnt be in "need" of and cosmetics, no one would react, but since the imitated person was a black guy, he would need the make-up because he was going for the full show, smoking and fake trompet and so on... if you think this is racist, i would guess you got a stick up ur ass and you would probably sue som1 if u where hit (not even hard) by a car and the driver sincerely apologises.

Fun show btw, its not easy to do Steve and when u got it, u always over do. this guy was fun!

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Female 10
I guess it`s not really racist if you`re imitating an actual person...
Either way, that was beautiful xD
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Male 3,014
It really is a wonderfor worrd.
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Male 268
"He did a pretty good voice impression, but what`s with all that stuff he`s doing with his face? ._."

Something tells me you`ve never seen Louis Armstrong when he performs. He does look like that when he sings.


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Female 1,063
Um wow. That`s a first, at least that I have ever seen before.
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Male 1,556
I think he is either one of those very dark Japanese people, or he painted his face.

And it`s not racist? What`s wrong with you people?

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Female 231
He did a pretty good voice impression, but what`s with all that stuff he`s doing with his face? ._.
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Male 3,327
My two cents. He`s not in blackface, he`s in costume. He`s doing an impression of a specific person who happens to have been "black". If he were doing a generic person, and making fun of stereotypes, that would be offensive and racist. he`s not. He`s doing an impression of a specific person, so being made up to look like that person is not offensive.

Then again, I`m a naive fool who has never faced racism in his life. So, what do I know?

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Male 889
asians take karaoke way too seriously
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Male 189
This actually really freaked me out. It was so strange.
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Male 561
95% of you have no idea what the word "racist" means. When you use it in the wrong context, it just negates your comment and makes you appear foolish. There is no shame in admiring a legend like Louis by imitating him.
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Female 83
It`s racist to consider this racist.
It`s placing the assumption on any race other then those who are of black origin, that they would only be making reference to those of black origin in an offensive manner.
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Female 5,139
It`s really weird, he looked like him from far away then close up you can tell hes asian its like... messing with mah miiind man
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Female 6
Lol, it`s not racist... no different than dress-up impersonations like little Britain for example...
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Male 243
do those people in the vid even know who this guy is?
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Male 186
So what??
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Female 931
Wtf was that?
I think I just wasted some of my precious life on this. x_x
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Male 633
Does being racist even apply anymore?
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Male 331
can see how this could be perceived as being racist, but the voice was very well imitated.
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Male 17,512

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Male 995
That was a great impression and not at all racist... you bloody gweilos...
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Male 779
Wait, that guy was Japanese?

Oh man... I`m confused...

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Male 1,596
I think it`s pretty amazing that a japanese guy can even do a louis armstrong impression in the first place.
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Male 228
okay, i spoke before doing my research. blacking up was already a term( also called "corking" up). regardless, its so dated that its an absurdly hilarious term
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Male 228
Blacking Up HAHAHAHHAHAH!!! I think you just coined a great new phrase!!!

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Male 4,546
To be honest I don`t think it`s all that bad, unless the Japanese also have a history of racial violence/slavery/etc towards blacks.

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.

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Male 85
Hah.
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Male 1,815
I`m turning Blackanese I really think so
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Female 1,407
Oh my goodness, that was a tremendously great effort. I`d love to see them try a mariachi singer next time! Or a country singer!
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Male 701
Riiight...
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Male 160
Americans used to do this too. They were called minstrel shows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minstrel_sh...

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Male 2,576
Ok, after listening the the orignal, the immitation isn`t that good.
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Male 2,576
I don`t know weither I should be appauld or impressed.

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...

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Male 228
4x4, how could you say that this isn`t racist? The guy is pretty much in blackface for cryin out loud. I still think its funny, but lets not deny its origins
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Male 1,685
ha ha, Japanese are funny
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Male 220
If you think that this is racist, then you are actually the racist one. I thought it was a very nice tribute.
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Male 756
WOW, the PC police would sue the sh*t out of them here in the US.

Why can`t we all have fun and laugh at ourselves like Japan?

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Male 228
And I fink to myserf. What a wondelfurr word!
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Male 3,631
Stot 3: "Oh jesus......What a problem.....I wonder is this how they think of black people."
Yeah, they think of them as being black. Wow, how insulting. On top of it, they also go to elaborate lengths to imitate the precise movements, facial expressions and even musical accessories possessed by the original artist onstage. Then they go (or at least one of them goes) to the trouble of imitating a trumpet with his lips and creating an original solo for it which never existed before just to illustrate the style of the performance he is imitating. Yeah, great job all of you "this is taking racism to a whole new level" over-sensitized sycophants.
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Male 3,631
I second that motion, Neagle; these people are SOO over-sensitized to very existence of racial distinctions that they deliberately misinterpret the auspices of an actual tribute with the trappings of racism which, if we remember, is a belief or expression of one`s racial superiority; not an elaborate reproduction of someone you must respect enough to go to such great lengths. I think we’d know it if this was a sinister mockery of some type; the audience would be laughing AT him, not muttering in awe WITH him…
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Female 1,082
what the hell was that?
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Male 1,404
That was meant as an homage to Louis Armstrong. Man people need to get there head pulled out of there PC mind controlled A$$.
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Male 906
animecha: the term i believe you are look for is ethnocentric.
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Male 78
how did his eyes get so open for that long?
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Male 338
??? wtf blackface on a japanese guy, this is ... im at a loss for words.
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Male 907
Also, who was the girl at :58 - :59? She doesn`t look Japanese.
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Male 615
Err...

I guess that`s... Interesting? But I kept on replacing all the "l"s with "r"s. Made it much more watchable.

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Male 147
Anyone who says, "oh this isn`t racist, it`s just an impression." clearly has never been to Japan. Japanese society is racist in the way that they don`t necessarily hate any other race, they just think their own race is superior to all others. If you are in Japan, you`ll see allot of signs that say "No Foreigners" and you will be called a "gaijin" which is a negative term meaning "foreigner". However, their racism is in no way blatant or simple and there is little to no violence involved. In japan you will often be treated kindly, but the racism is such that they will never see you as an equal or accept you as closely as a fellow Japanese. It`s in no way as bad as what the west considers "racist", but in a way they are racist. Oh, and there`s allot of black jokes, in part because they`re the smallest minority.
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Female 354
what in the world......I rove you
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Male 451
and i think to myself... "rat a runderfull rullllld"
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Male 181
This puts a new meaning to the term Blackanese.
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Male 1,220
That was awkward.
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Male 233
African Japaneseian?
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Male 1,141
oh my god... apparently black face is popular in japan... great
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Male 907
Also, that guy was Japanese wasn`t he?
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Male 907
This takes racism to a whole new level...
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Male 27
looks like he is constipated
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Male 212
"How is this any different than those stupid talent shows they have in other countries?"

because thats a japanese guy

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Male 603
In the interest of benefiting the doubt, I`m going to assume this isn`t a "blackface" performance.

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.

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Male 73
watch the video and explain to me how that was racist
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Male 544
how did he get his eyes to open? glue?
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Male 476
There`s Simon at 1:17. Dude, that guy is asian!!
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Male 73
That was actually a great impression.

Look at the original video from Armstrong himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnRqYMTpXHc

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Male 3,482
I think that`s an ACTUAL black guy...

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...

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Female 695
This is...Pretty crazy. I`m almost positive that`s Blackface, and not just a black Japanese man.

Great impression. I don`t see how it would be offensive. That`s how Louis Armstrong really was. T_T

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Male 817
How is this any different than those stupid talent shows they have in other countries?
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Male 248
Oh jesus......What a problem.....I wonder is this how they think of black people.
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Male 563
That was... painful o-o`
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Male 59
Wow.
Can anyone explain every little detail to me?
I`m so confused.

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

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Female 15,763
Is that...

Black face?

If so, then oh god... oh that would be SO horrible here. xD

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Female 353
is that actually a black-asian or just a regular asian who used alot of makeup?
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Male 66
iono if that was louie`s facial expression on the real song but...
this dudes face looked... beyond words can describe, in a creepy way
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Male 2,788
Wow.

Can anyone explain every little detail to me?
I`m so confused.

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Male 273
that`s really, really good! the first actual black japanese person I`ve seen, tbh. I know they exist, just never seen one.
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Male 629
That was amazing! But look at the male judge, he didn`t seem impressed, lol.
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Male 1,036
Blackface. I don`t know what to think of this.
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Male 3,631
Glad some people in the world can still revel in the delights of blackface; and what a talent to boot! Great tribute, I`d have to say.. If Louie were still around, he`d probably have to be honored by such a display of international recognition.
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Male 3,620
That was a really good imitation of Louie Armstrong!
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Female 1,306
uh...uh....

....there are no words. and that concerns me.

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Male 506
I actually enjoyed that performance. Anyways, was it a game show or a singing contest (like American Idol)?
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Female 1,095
lol his face
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Male 390
HOLY SNAP! He`s really asian.
SHUT UP ITS BEEN A LONG DAY!
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Male 427
Good job Japan, congrats on my utter bewildered amazment.
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Female 267
...Wow
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Female 1,545
Oh lord...
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Male 22
huh? what am I supposed to think?
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Male 341
How is this a gameshow?
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Female 354
That was... Wow..
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Male 9,305
Wow, pretty good impersonation.
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Male 906
what a wonderful.... link! haha tight stuff
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Male 187
is this real?
lip singing ?
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Male 78
That comment was wimpy because I wanted to be first. But seriously, that was strange.
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Male 1,228
Not intending to sound racist, but I never knew there were Black Japanese people. First one I`ve ever seen.

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.

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Male 20,827
Link: The Japanese Take Their Game Shows Up A Notch [Rate Link] - There are just no words for this. Just watch in amazement.
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