Scrolling through Facebook: it’s what we do when we’re bored, right? But there are those times when you come across a photo or a video you wouldn’t expect would make your entire day.
The music video, “Asians Eat Weird Things,” is probably one of the best culturally informative sources I have ever seen. It takes place in a 99-cent Ranch Market where a bunch of Asian friends are eating foods that gross people of other races out. These include tripe, kimchi, chicken feet, jackfruit, and many more. The catchy song makes it fun to watch while providing non-Asians with a learning experience and Asians with a part of their culture that they can relate to. The food that this video covers is also not pertaining to just one Asian culture. It covers Japanese, Chinese, and Korean foods that are “weird.” Instead of making fun of this stereotype, this video gives other cultures an inside look into the social norms of these countries.
It teaches us that we shouldn’t be ashamed of our heritage just because other races think that aspects of it are unsanitary, freaky, or just plain weird. We can laugh at ourselves and enjoy the diversity this world has to offer through this kind of media education. The more empathy we can spread through cultural awareness, the more we can all come to understand each other as human beings. Here is the link to the video so you can witness the genius of David and Andrew Fung (aka The Fung Bros.):