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Smoke got my eyes lookin’ Korean.. is that racist?

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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:30 AM

On Tuesday, the rapper appeared on “The Breakfast Club,” a radio show, and defended his song “Hot Now,” from his new album “Rolling Papers 2.” That song includes the line “Smoke got my eyes lookin’ Korean” ― a lyric that didn’t sit well with the Asian-American community. In the interview, Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Thomaz, told critics to “chill out,” adding that he’s “not a racist.” When host Charlamagne Tha God asked if the artist was interested in apologizing to the Korean community, Wiz said he wasn’t.

these stories are always interesting to me.
i dont care about the song. i dont care if he is a good rapper. i have never heard a song. not the point.

do you think that lyric is racist?

people are freaking out of course.

and as usual i dont understand why.

of course he is talking about blazing. of course he is talking about his eyes not being all the way open or squinting.

and of course we all know what asian eyes look like.

so i get the line and i get what he is trying to say.

what i dont get is why is this(and all comments really) always turned to be something negative and racist?

i dont get how saying you look a certain way automatically means its racist.

how do you all feel about this lyric and these things in general?

If you don’t find anything wrong with this line, unfollow me right now. Discrimination & racism against Asians has been going for many years w/o anyone batting an eye and I am tired of it.

I hope ppl know that @wizkhalifa wrote in his new song "Hot": "Smoke got my eyes lookin' Korean" which is racist. So I hope all people regardless of their race would help with raising awareness with the hashtagtrend of #WizKhalifaShouldApologize say NO to any kind of racism

Wiz Khalifa's "Hot Now" is bull#. "smoke got my eyes lookin' Korean" Racist, much? People complain about racial stereotypes, but freaking Wiz Khalifa does it right under the public's nose and because you can't be racist towards Asians, apparently, it's totally cool.

i am glad he didnt apologize and i hope he does not.

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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:36 AM
Mainstream hiphop is the most racist music there is. At least the music put out between 1990-2008, which was 'big business' hiphop AKA paid for by politicians.

To point a finger at this lyric is laughable when sheer hatred towards other ethnic groups is far, far worse.
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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:40 AM
a reply to: chadderson

you make a good point in bringing up why point a finger at this lyric over others.

i am always of the opinion that if you dont like it then dont listen.

there is legit racist music out there.

to sat that lyric is racist seems pretty stupid to me

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 08:56 AM
I can't say .

Rap has always offended me.

Never considered it to be real music.

Just like I don't consider modern art to be art.

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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:02 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears

Ummm...dude...that's two...completely devoid of any intellectual effort threads in a twenty minute span...

Gotta be a record somewhere...Kudo's long as there's no uproar about...say..."Ape reflections through the staring morose...caged by more than stifled boundary"


posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:07 AM
He's black non issue.

You need to learn the rules.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:08 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears

As long as YOU don't think you are racist, it's all good.

He doesn't watch or listen to much K-Pop I guess.

By that logic, Rosanne's comment was ok since she didn't know Jarret was Black.

Is that how it works now?

It's more sterotypical what he said than racist, if there is a difference anymore in today's society.
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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:12 AM
Back in the day
it was referred to as "chink eyes". It's still offensive today.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:17 AM
God made people different. Its all his fault.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:26 AM
Since racism is defined as believing certain traits, characteristics, or abilities are unique to certain groups then technically yes... it is racist.

What would be funny is a Korean rapper talkin bout... "this meth got me lookin like a white guy."

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 09:57 AM

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posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:03 AM
a reply to: Bone75

I don't agree with googles definition of racism, it is a total contradiction of race itself.

the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

I believe white people have light skin and black people have dark skin, so according to google I am racist.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:05 AM

originally posted by: pavil

By that logic, Rosanne's comment was ok since she didn't know Jarret was Black.


her comment would have been ok even if she knew she was black.
or if she knew she was 46% black

fine by me

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:06 AM
I agree with Meriam websters definition.

Definition of racism 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race 2 a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles b : a political or social system founded on racism 3 : racial prejudice or discrimination

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:07 AM
The reason why is simple.
People are too ignorant to understand the vocabulary they use.
Every day I hear the word racist used incorrectly, from my Neighbors, to the local news. So I think its time we addressed this issue.
Tv reporters, if anyone, should know the proper context and definition of their words but they act like they dont.
Perhaps this is intentional?
That's my theory. If they constantly mis-use a word like racist, the word is out there more, and makes it look like 90% of whites are racist and we have a big problem when in fact we don't.

Here we go....

According to Merriam-Webster, 'Racist' is defined as,

1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
2 a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles
b : a political or social system founded on racism3 : racial prejudice or discriminationrac·ist-sist also -shist noun or adjecti ve


the racism that was the basis of apartheidHitler's declaration of his belief in a “masterrace” was an indication of the inherentracism of the Nazi movement.

First use: 1902

Synonyms: racialism

Being racist, is holding a BELIEF that a race is superior.
Instead of racist, the word 'Stereotype' would be a better description 90% of the time.

Merriam-Webster again...


ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtīp, ˈstir-


: to believe unfairly that all people or thingswith a particular characteristic are the same

Full Definition

transitive verb1 : to make a stereotype from2 a : to repeat without variation : makehackneyed
b : to develop a mental stereotype aboutste·reo·typ·er noun


It's not fair to stereotype a whole group of people based on one person you don't like.movies have stereotyped the hooker with a heart of gold ad nauseam

First use: 1804

Synonyms: overexpose, overuse, hackney, vulgarize

I seen a story the other day that said something along the lines of, 'Local business accused of racism for calling police on black family for talking on phone to loud'.

I don't see anything racist in that. I don't see any action demonstrating a BELIEF that (whatever race the caller was) their race was superior in any way.
I don't have the Source article, so its really not fair for me to argue this without full context but you get my drift.

Was the caller stereo-typing (Prejudicial would also be appropriate), All beit negatively and ignorantly, or was he being racist?

Now to the OP. IDK how describing the shape of some ones eyes is considered racist.
You're not expressing racial superiority over anyone right?
Even the word stereo-typical, or prejudice are not appropriate.
All Asians, everyone of them, have a different shape to their eyes than other races dont they? So its more of a fact than a prejudice/stereotype isn't it?

I feel the word racist is intentionally mis-used and overused to give the appearance of a much larger problem and to push 'PC' On the masses.
If anyone cares to really hear about racial discrimination,
Have a chat with any Afro-American over 60 that grew up down south during the 'Jim Crow' laws.
Those men & women of that era will tell you ALL about it.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:10 AM
a reply to: Brian4real

i also always racist means you think you are superior or someone else is inferior based on race

i dont think saying your eyes look korean is racist. i dont see how anyone can think that

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:51 AM
So all those Cheech & Chong movies from the 70's and 80's were all racist because they talked about getting "Chinese eyed"? People need to grow some thicker skin these days. This PC culture is getting a bit on the ridiculous side.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:52 AM
Ive had sex with girls that were Korean, Japanese, Russian, Mexican, English, murican, African, Italian and a few mutts. I am deffo racist and proud of it... I wont touch a Canadian girl though....I do have SOME standards.

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:55 AM
a reply to: lakenheath24

You're quite the swordsman. Done bragging?

posted on Jul, 21 2018 @ 10:56 AM
I recall there was a TV cooking show lady awhile back that got dragged over the coals and run out of town because whilst giving an interview an old black friend of hers showed up on set and was standing in front of a dark backdrop.
Her crime was to remark that she couldn't see him that well in front of the backdrop(thereby somehow implying he was black and therefore inferior?)so could he please come closer, where she proceeded to shower him with affection and praise.
I can't remember the exact details or even her name but the way this poor lady was treated was shameful. I know this was the catalyst to me reexamining the way racism is weaponised in the media and by extension society.
I hate real racism and all this does is dilute and diminish the fight against actual racist hatred.

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