People Magazine Thinks All Asians Look the Same


Apparently the editors of People have a bit of a problem differentiating between Asian males. On page 38 of this week’s issue, in which an interview with Korean Speed Racer actor Karl Yune is accompanied by text identifying him as Korean pop star Rain.

Still, there are two reasons why the mistake is particularly unforgivable. One: Rain, who routinely places first in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” online poll, honestly looks nothing like Yune. Two: the story was written by someone named Alexis Chiu, whom we assume is Asian and should thus totally have known better.

Luckily, it still isn’t as bad as this.

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