"I thought because I’m Asian, I was allowed to make these Asian stereotype jokes"
Asian American YouTuber RiceGum has defended his ‘ignorant’ video in Hong Kong where he asked random people where he could find “dog meat” and “hoes”.
Earlier this week, we reported that Asian American YouTuber RiceGum had come under fire for posting an “ignorant” video in Hong Kong.
In the video titled ‘Why I Left The Clout House (im sorry)’, RiceGum and his sidekick M2THAK are seen vlogging around Hong Kong.
The pair are seen walking around Tsim Sha Tsui and asking people where they can eat cats and dogs. They are also seen asking strangers “where the hoes at?” and laughing when they are not understood.
RiceGum also films himself asking a lady advertising massage services if she offers “happy endings”.
In one clip, RiceGum films Hong Kong’s street food, which he describes as “disgusting”.
Commenters were unhappy with RiceGum’s video, which has been viewed over 3.5 million times.
“Do your research before you come to Hong Kong,” commenter wrote. Others said it was “disrespectful” of local culture and described RiceGum and M2THAK as “ignorant tourists.”
“Maybe you should ask your parents about it, so you will not be that ignorant about your ancestry,” wrote another commenter.
“Please don’t be another Logan Paul,” one commenter added.
In response to the backlash, RiceGum has since uploaded a video titled ‘Why Everyone in China Hates Me…’.
In the video, RiceGum is seen defending his pervious video, claiming that when he said “hoes”, he meant “girls” not “prostitutes”.
“Chinese people are hating on me right now, and it’s like, I’m Chinese also,” the vlogger said. “In the American culture, I watch like black comedians make jokes about black stereotypes.”
“White people make white jokes and hispanic people make hispanic jokes, and I thought because I’m Asian, I was allowed to make these Asian stereotype jokes,” he added.
RiceGum also issued an apology, saying he would want to return to Hong Kong but was scared to do so after the backlash.
“Sorry to all the Chinese people, I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful,” he said. “And I want to come back soon, but I’m kind of scared now because the people may hit me and beat me up.”