The other week, I was sitting at a dinner table talking about Asian Central to a family member of mine. Immediately, she asked if Asian Central could make her daughter famous, as if fame and stardom could be transferred just by word of mouth. (I’m not famous, by any means… but SAPL is one of the more well known Asian sites out there). That’s why today’s post is about Internet Stardom.
KevJumba, Happy Slip, TheWineKone, Marié Digby, Yellow Fever, Acoustic Guitar Tabs … What do all these things have in common? They’re all Asian Sensations on the web. Whether it is via Youtube (which most garnered their game from) or web presence, they have all made their marks on the internet landscape of the early 21st century.
Back to the story: Realize that my aunt’s son was only 4 years old. My other aunt walked by and said that she signed her son up for Asian Central but he wasn’t famous yet (Funny right?). She proceeded to ask me why her son wasn’t famous. How the heck am I supposed to answer that?
With Simple SAPL Induction: Asians are hardwired to make money. Asian Example: William Hung became a celebrity and made millions by being a complete idiot on television. Stardom Equals Money. Therefore, Stardom is one of the things that make money. Haha.. not a good analogy, but you get the point. With all that said…
Check out this kid. He’s only 4, and he’s bringing Michael Jackson Back.
Or This Guy, who’s one of the first search results for “hoobastank tabs” on Youtube:
Or maybe this video, which has been viewed over 1,500,000 times:
Or maybe this video, which is only ONE of KevJumba’s smash hits:
Check out his Channel
These are all asians that have made names for themselves online. As the trend continues, Asian Moms, Aunties, and Uncles everywhere will believe that the internet is a medium for their children to be known. Shows like iCarly and Hannah Montana only make matters worse. Think about it, asian parents trust that Disney Channel will deliver moral and innocent content to their children. These two shows encourage them to “broadcast” themselves online in hopes of making it big.
Due to these shows, say good bye to education. Say good bye to the days of nerdy Asian girls wearing thick glasses, and say hello to:
London Tipton (Brenda Song), one of the nitwits on the Suite Life show. (Don’t ask me how I know these shows, they’re blasted in the living room by my nieces 24/7.) Look what she teaches Asian Kids while their parents are out hard at work:
Asians, savor the intelligence that we have been known for the past couple of decades, because the truth is… that lifestyle is dying about as fast as Brenda Song makes a crappy joke about being wealthy and snooty. Sorry for the rant, just had to vent about how bad an influence Disney Channel is. But, I hope I made my point. Internet Stardom is sought after by a younger asian generation, one that believes that it can truly survive in Hollywood. That’s why, my friends, you’ve been reading a post about Internet Stardom for the last 5 minutes.
Special Thanks to Gabe for the Article Suggestion!
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