In this week’s installment of Racial Offense Taken, Steven Crowder, Youtube’s triggering right-winger, offered some “observations” about an Asian reporter from a San Francisco news affiliate during his commentary about an In-N-Out restaurant’s tussle with San Francisco’s COVID tyranny.
Bay Area CBS affiliate KPIX 5 addressed recent comments made by Steven Crowder against their reporter Betty Yu, calling it a ‘horrible and racist attack.’
Crowder was addressing a current story of how a San Francisco In-N-Out burger was shut down for not following Covid-19 mitigation mandates. After watching a local news report on this story filed by Yu, Crowder exclaimed, “Oh! That is an aggressively Asian face!” After the clip was done, he then added, “The reason I say that is because usually with the reporters, they’re kind of Americanized Asians. So I think it’s a good thing.”
The ensuing uproar is predictable because all racial offense of the 21st Century variety is scripted and Pavlovian in nature. The outcry that follows the lightest attempt to squarely point out racial truths, however innocuous, is met with histrionics and butt-hurt.
The video was initially flagged by Media Matters, which led to understandable anger and venom from all corners of the Internet.
Mediaite articulates the Woketariat’s snarky appraisal.
Crowder has not yet publicly addressed the controversy but is likely delighting in the attention he is receiving and will almost certainly claim victim status to “cancel culture” which will only curiously make him more popular with the trollish set of people who comprise his audience.
The nuts and bolts of the presumed racial offense means nothing to me. Being offended by what one construes as racism is a histrionic commodity and the majority of these “incidents” are only as significant as the boundaries encasing the grandiosity of the sensitive egos involved. Betty Yu, despite this horrific attack on her humanity by big bad racist Steven Crowder, will continue thriving.
Crowder used a description I found intriguing. The concept of “aggressive Asian face.” Yeah…he’s got a point.
Yu does have a pronounced facial Asian phenotype. I find it attractive and though the face has exaggerated Asian facial archetypes, it’s very pleasant.
Crowder merely pointed out that many people do possess extreme racial physical characteristics which embody their background. Yu has small eyes, a narrow but circular face and wide mouth, hallmarks of Asian faces. These archetypes occur in all races. Races have many members who embody that race’s distinguishing facial features more gratuitously than others. This is an “aggressive” phenotype because it displays many of the archetypal racial traits for itself. It’s not a judgment or condemnation to note this.
The only questionable semantics Crowder used are “aggressive” but that’s a little prettier than saying “typical Asian.” Crowder was being flirtatious.
There are aggressively African, Indian, White, Native-American folks all around. We’ve all seen them: ethnic examples typified by a complete biological kit of the most common perceived ethnic traits. Who’s offended?