NY Daily News- The newly crowned Miss Universe Japan — who was born and raised in Nagasaki and speaks fluent Japanese — isn’t Japanese enough, some critics say.
Ariana Miyamoto has had to defend her heritage and her crown after some pointed out she is a “hafu,” a term for half-Japanese people. The 20-year-old beauty queen’s mom is Japanese and her dad is African-American.
“She has too much black blood in her to be Japanese,” one borderline racist critic posted online, according to Japan’s RocketNews24.
“Even though she’s Miss Universe Japan, her face is foreign no matter how you look at it!” another wrote on Twitter, according to a translation by the Washington Post.
And they never had a chance...
I don't want to say these Japanese people have a legitimate gripe, but these Japanese people have a legitimate gripe. I'm not saying that Ariana shouldn't be allowed to enter into the Japanese Miss Universe contest. She should just expect backlash when she wins fair and square. Here's the thing, a prototypical looking Japanese women isn't winning any kind of beauty pageant whose entry isn't predicated upon having a Japanese background. That's not a slight to Asian women, it's just that they aren't your quintessential beauty queen. I don't make the rules. I have no problem catching the yellow fever once and awhile. I blame Tyra Banks and 'America's Next Top Model' for their cultural expectations.
However, due to these societal norms, the only chance that a woman of oriental descent is going to win a contest based on aesthetics is when they enter the Japanese Miss Universe. So when a half black, half Japanese woman, looking every bit 100% little skinned black, comes marching in to take their crown don't expect them to take it lightly. This is like Iggy Azalea winning a hip hop award. It's like the slightly overweight kid that shows up to fat camp and starts destroying all the gluttonous bastards in sports and garnering all the attention of their grossly overweight women. It's not that these people shouldn't be allowed to be eligible, it's that they are stealing what some demographics of society hold closest to them. It may not be wrong that she won, but it certainly doesn't feel right. Ariana identifying herself as Japanese is like Tiger Woods indentifying himself as Asian. It's like Barack Obama identifying himself as a white man. Let's put it this way. If Dave Chappelle threw another racial draft this girl is going to the blacks second round at the latest. If the bi-racial contingent want to impinge upon primarily white sports and politics they can have at it, just don't encroach on the Japs and their beauty contests. Between that, ping pong and mathletics, that's all they have.
P.S. I think we found out what grinds the gears of the oriental population. Some white people get racist when you interfere in 'their' politics. Some black people get racist when you interfere in their culture. Apparently some Asian people get racist when you interfere in their beauty pageants. Saying "she has too much black blood in her" is some whips and D'jango in chains type shit. Sounds like it came straight from the mouth of a slave owner. Didn't realize the world had such a problem with yellow on black hate. Maybe this will resolve things....