Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, ask me if something is racist and I'll tell you. If it's absolutely necessary for you to know, I'm not white.

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Anonymous asked: Yo wasn't the whole movie Pitch Perfect about no matter how much of a heinous bitch you are to people who like you as long as you are pretty and have a good rack everything will go your way?

Yo, to help me answer your surprisingly large number of questions about Pitch Perfect, Jay Caspian Kang agreed to step up and answer some of your questions. Heeere’s Jay:

I think the point was that if you’re white everything will go your way.

Anonymous asked: Everyone keeps (rightfully) saying how racist the Asian characters in Pitch Perfect are but would you be surprised to learn that the black character is also hell of racist? Mostly it boils down to the fact that the only two non-white members of the group are also the two weirdest. Also the black girl is the only one who raps come on

Yo, to help me answer your surprisingly large number of questions about Pitch Perfect, Jay Caspian Kang agreed to step up and answer some of your questions. Heeere’s Jay:

Look, they already had cast two Asians, so they couldn’t cast a third in the uptight controlling leader role. And because minorities aren’t nice or confident and generally don’t have red hair, they couldn’t really give up the role of the nice, confident redhead to anyone but a white girl. Nobody wants to see minorities be slutty (cause they’ll eventually have babies), so the slutty girl had to be white, too. And Lord knows that minorities can’t be moody mash-up geniuses who too much eye liner and show a strange amount of cleavage in every shot. So all that left was the lesbian role, the role of the Black girl and the role of the psychotic mute who beatboxes for two seconds to show the world that people can overcome any handicaps.

Anonymous asked: Obviously the Asian beatboxer was a racist character but also she could beatbox hell of well and they only let her do it for like a SECOND and that's bullshit. Also why would she be in the group if she's not a good singer and they didn't know she could beatbox? This is not really about how racist it was, it was just poorly written (and racist)

Yo, to help me answer your surprisingly large number of questions about Pitch Perfect, Jay Caspian Kang agreed to step up and answer some of your questions. Heeere’s Jay:

It’s a question of balance. When you have a Korean roommate who doesn’t say anything, acts mean, plays with weird sculptures and doesn’t believe in wall furnishings, she must be balanced out with a psychotic, small-mouthed Devon Aoki caricature who beatboxes. This is how math is done in Hollywood and how you end up with an Oscar winning movie like Crash. Basically, Crash is the E=MC squared of how Hollywood views race. Like the mysteries of the universe are contained within.