History WMG / AsianAirhead

27th Feb '12 7:20:20 AM OldManHoOh
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[[WMG: The early 00's spate of AlphaBitch-style {{Asian Air Head}}s and ambiguous brunettes are {{Take That}}s against [[HarryPotter Cho Chang]].]]
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[[WMG: The early 00's spate of AlphaBitch-style {{Asian Air Head}}s and ambiguous brunettes are {{Take That}}s against [[HarryPotter [[Literature/HarryPotter Cho Chang]].]]
16th Oct '11 4:18:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[WMG: The early 00's spate of TheLibby-style {{Asian Air Head}}s and ambiguous brunettes are {{Take That}}s against [[HarryPotter Cho Chang]].]]
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[[WMG: The early 00's spate of TheLibby-style AlphaBitch-style {{Asian Air Head}}s and ambiguous brunettes are {{Take That}}s against [[HarryPotter Cho Chang]].]]

Trope creator here. My personal theory is that basically it was an attempt, conscious or not, to somehow "reboot" the Dragon Lady stereotype of Asian women into something both superficially less insulting and still openly disdainful. In other words, instead of being a catty bitch from China (or Korea, or Japan, or whatever) she's a stupid bimbo from China, Japan, whatever...BUT, wait, it's not a racial slur, look how hot she is! See how that works? The initial [[TheLibby Trixie-type]], "Screw the rules, I'm pretty!" Asian Airhead seems to have once been the standard while the nicer, InnocentFanserviceGirl, "Aw shucks, where'd all this ''hotness'' come from" version came later, possibly due to an unintended fetishization of the stereotype. And lets be honest, characterizing your stereotype as "Well, yeah, she's dumb, but my God ''look'' at her!" is kind of asking for fetishization.
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Trope creator here. My personal theory is that basically it was an attempt, conscious or not, to somehow "reboot" the Dragon Lady stereotype of Asian women into something both superficially less insulting and still openly disdainful. In other words, instead of being a catty bitch from China (or Korea, or Japan, or whatever) she's a stupid bimbo from China, Japan, whatever...BUT, wait, it's not a racial slur, look how hot she is! See how that works? The initial [[TheLibby [[AlphaBitch Trixie-type]], "Screw the rules, I'm pretty!" Asian Airhead seems to have once been the standard while the nicer, InnocentFanserviceGirl, "Aw shucks, where'd all this ''hotness'' come from" version came later, possibly due to an unintended fetishization of the stereotype. And lets be honest, characterizing your stereotype as "Well, yeah, she's dumb, but my God ''look'' at her!" is kind of asking for fetishization.
27th Apr '11 12:32:09 AM Foggypebble
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[[WMG: It's like the New Style Dragon Lady]]
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[[WMG: It's like the New Style Dragon Lady]]DragonLady]]
2nd Mar '11 5:41:56 AM 18TillIDie
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[[WMG: It's like the New Style Dragon Lady]] Trope creator here. My personal theory is that basically it was an attempt, conscious or not, to somehow "reboot" the Dragon Lady stereotype of Asian women into something both superficially less insulting and still openly disdainful. In other words, instead of being a catty bitch from China (or Korea, or Japan, or whatever) she's a stupid bimbo from China, Japan, whatever...BUT, wait, it's not a racial slur, look how hot she is! See how that works? The initial [[TheLibby Trixie-type]], "Screw the rules, I'm pretty!" Asian Airhead seems to have once been the standard while the nicer, InnocentFanserviceGirl, "Aw shucks, where'd all this ''hotness'' come from" version came later, possibly due to an unintended fetishization of the stereotype. And lets be honest, characterizing your stereotype as "Well, yeah, she's dumb, but my God ''look'' at her!" is kind of asking for fetishization.
26th Jan '11 5:50:55 PM PulpoOscuro
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** Well, it seems to have GoneHorriblyWrong.
4th Jan '11 11:15:01 PM DoctorSerenitySquid
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[[WMG: The early 00's spate of TheLibby-style {{Asian Air Head}}s and ambiguous brunettes are {{Take That}}s against [[HarryPotter Cho Chang]] ]]
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[[WMG: The early 00's spate of TheLibby-style {{Asian Air Head}}s and ambiguous brunettes are {{Take That}}s against [[HarryPotter Cho Chang]] Chang]].]]

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24th Dec '10 12:51:53 PM StongRadd
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[[WMG: This trope was meant to put the "All Chinese people are smart" stereotype to rest.]] Self explanatory.
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