Friday, February 18, 2011

Racial Sensitivity Watch: Pan-Asian Edition

On the floor of a mercado in Querétaro, a shipping box for De la Rosa brand Japanese Peanuts, featuring a corporate mascot we'll call "Mr Peanut-san," who in his spare time likes to dress up as a stereotypical Chinaman, right down to the fu manchu mustache and coolie hat, to amuse his Japanese peanut friends.


That's the thing about anthropomorphic Asian cartoon legumes: they all look alike.

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