Gmork - 2015-03-19 Acting like a ridiculous clown is basically the blackface of japan - they force foreign actors and ESL teachers to demean themselves horribly (or lose their job/acting gig). Poor girl.
Cena_mark - 2015-03-19 I thought blackface was the blackface of Japan.
EvilHomer - 2015-03-19 What's demeaning about being a girl?!? This commercial's got two (ethnic Japanese!) clowns dressed up as cheese and pepper, but oh no, THAT GIRL is the problem.
infinite zest - 2015-03-19 I'd love to do this. Most of the extra work I did on Portlandia was demeaning enough; it sucks to see my hometown become a big joke but I did it anyway because $$. I almost signed up for the JET (teach English in Japan) program when I was in college, which a few of my housemates did, and instead decided to get married. One of them is like a facilitator for the organization in Tokyo and the other one writes for Time Out Hong Kong, just because of that program. I've been out of college for 11 years now.. I wonder if I can still do it? I love my job and my friends but I've been in the valley for a long long time.