The Owner Of An LA Restaurant Has Sued TikTok Star Bryce Hall Over Alleged Racially Motivated Violence
Co-owner Hernan Fernando has filed a lawsuit against Hall alleging assault, battery, and "violence motivated by race."
In this week's newsletter: The influencer's highly anticipated first book was sadly disappointing, and a case for Chris Crocker selling the iconic "Leave Britney Alone" video as an NFT.
These Are The Self-Defense Weapons — And Burdens — Asian Women Are Carrying Because They Don’t Feel Protected
“Carrying my defense weapon gives me peace of mind, but it is also a sad reminder of my vulnerability as an Asian woman.”
In this week’s newsletter: The irony of what that infamous Khloé Kardashian photo represents, and Tabitha Brown’s new brand deal that is so tailored for her.
Family and friends are "praying and waiting" for the 50-year-old rapper to recover.
The fashion designer, who pleaded guilty to his involvement in the college admissions bribery scandal, was released to home confinement.
Who’s To Blame That Black TikTok Creators Are Not The Ones Invited To Perform On Late Night Shows? Everyone.
In this week’s newsletter: Why Addison Rae’s Tonight Show appearance is another tipping point for inequities on TikTok, and a curious look at Rachel Hollis’s latest video rant.
In this week's newsletter: the repetitive and demoralizing culture of trying to hold YouTubers accountable.
What’s In Your “Other” Name? Asian Americans Are Trying To Reclaim Their Native First Names And Wear Them Proudly.
Asian Americans have long worn masks to protect ourselves and one another.
In a viral TikTok that Eli has since deleted, he jokes about throwing drinks out the window when a customer complains.
“People sometimes seem to think that treating Asian women as exotic sex objects is somehow a compliment for us, when it's actually something that contributes to violence against us.”
Is There An Invisible String Between Religious Proselytizing And Influencing? I Asked Some Influencers.
In this week's newsletter: Inspired by this Times op-ed, I ponder — and then I ask influencers to ponder — whether their jobs are a form of secular preaching.
An Early Dad YouTuber Reflected On The Viral Prank Videos That Made Him Famous — And Ones He’s Since Decided To Delete
In this week's newsletter: Nalts, who reached YouTube fame in the mid-aughts, wrote in about how he views his old videos — and people in them who were impacted — differently today.
Caitlin promises she does not support and is not affiliated with Q, and she plans to get what was a tattoo with a sweet backstory removed.
Influencer Jackie Aina Opens Up About The Pressures She Feels To Succeed And Speak For The Black Beauty Community Online
The Nigerian American YouTuber talked to Cosmopolitan about pressure to succeed that she internalized growing up with immigrant parents, and the pressure she still faces being one of the few, but loud, voices for Black women in the online beauty space.
In this week's newsletter: I address a popular kind of content that's built the careers of the platform's biggest creators — but walks a line between entertainment and abuse.
Joseth "Seth" Francois told BuzzFeed News he's spent the last year processing what happened to him and now wants to share his story to create change in the industry.
After Another White Food Blogger Whitewashed An Asian American Dish, People Want More Than Just Damage Control
Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest has since changed the recipe name, but Vietnamese Americans don't believe she's internalized why the appropriation was hurtful.
The Black Lives Matter Social Media Uprising For George Floyd Paved The Way For Asian Americans To Have Their Online Reckoning
In this week's newsletter: Asian American influencers and online community-builders are confronting difficult identity issues after the recent string of racist attacks.
In this week's newsletter: The latest plagiarism accusation revealed the very low and high standards the industry is subjected to, and how I wanted more from the HBO documentary Fake Famous.