Ultimate List of Asian Stereotypes
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Published: May 13, 2011
1. Asians are identical; we all look the same to Western people
2. Asians have small eyes, sometimes a monolid and wear glasses
3. Asians have straight black hair
4. Asians are short, petite, whatever you want to call it
5. Asian women have small curves
6. Asian mums nag about posture
7. Asian parents want their daughters to dress conservatively and ladylike which means hair tied back and skirts to at least the knees
8. Asian mums thinks beauty items are unneccessary, saying "Stop wasting your time and money trying to look pretty and get studying!"
9. Asians have no fashion sense. A dress with runners? Sure. Crocs? Why not, they're comfortable.
10. Asians parents think fifteen is too young for a girl to be wearing high heels
11. Asian parents hate unnatural changes to appearance with exception to double eyelid surgery and tattooed eyebrows
12. Asian names are unpleasant when translated into English e.g. Ho, Wang
13. Asian surnames have little variety
14. Asian eat rice every day because it is considered the meal i.e. side dishes doesn't make an adequate dinner
15. Asians eat strange things like duck, chicken feet and shark fin.
16. Asians love bubble tea
17. Asians find no shame in slurping
18. Asians must get A+ grades because A = average, B = bad, C = crap, D = Disowned, F = Fucked
19. Asians are maths brainiacs
20. Asians cannot speak engrish
21. Tutoring because 6 hours of school is for lazy people
22. Asians think holidays are the opportunity to get ahead of others in school
23. Everyday conversation includes "Have you studied yet?"
24. Asians should learn the piano or violin and preferably to concert level
25. Doctor is the best aspiration
26. If it's not a birthday party, there is little reason to go out when that time can be spent studying or practicing an instrument  
27. Asians enjoy Kpop and Jpop even when they don't understand the language
28. Asians take luvos and sticky photos with cute aegyo poses
29. Asian parents hope their daughters will not let any boy touch their hand, just like in Asian dramas
30. Asian parents ban girls from sleepovers, parties at night and outings with boys
31. Asian parents think their kids shouldn't date until university and even then, is still too young
32. Asians talk very loudly
33. Asian parents wake up the household with loud noises such as vacuuming or turning up the tv
34. Asian parents talk for far too long when they meet other Asian parents
35. Asian parents love to compare their children against other children
36. Every conversation with parents turn out to be a life lesson
37. Asians are stingy and will always hunt for money that's owed to them
38. Asians believe there is never a time when they should pay optional fees or full price for a commercial item
39. Asians are terrible drivers
40. Asians have some sort of kung fu power
41. Old Asians get together and learn tai chi
42. Asians wear slippers inside the house
43. Tigerbalm is their secret weapon
44. Asians have a piano in their living room
45. Asians go to an Asian language school
46. Asian mums tattoo their eyebrows
47. Asians use these emoticons: ^^, ><, O.O, T_T etc.
48. Asians use "la~" in instant messenging
49. Asians sing kareoke

What should the 50th stereotype be?
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Kurozakura-es69's avatar
Kurozakura-es69|Professional General Artist
And they don't all look the same to me.
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Kurozakura-es69|Professional General Artist
That's too bad.
And I draw and paint Asian women, especially those from Japan.
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ostronienneEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tbh I think some of these could apply to everyone, they're too ambiguous for a specific type of person. "asians have a piano in their living room" could apply to rich people; "asians are stingy and will always hunt for money that's owned to them" could apply to jews; "asians talk very loudly" and "asian parents wake up the household with loud noises such as vacuuming or turning up the TV" could apply to latinos/black people; "asian parents talk far too long when they meet other asian parents" it's just a parents/old women thing, etc. I even identified with some of these stereotypes and I'm not even asian smh. 
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nkrinock's avatar
One of, if not the single most accurate and inclusive list of stereotypes I get, even as an Asian American. This made me laugh so hard. Number 50 should be that all asian men have small “bits and pieces”.
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obliviate-xx|Hobbyist Interface Designer
sadly, lots of them are true 😂
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ExplodeditoryTrigger|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Asian guy at my school actually applies to all of these XD
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leo-the-leader's avatar
I'm Asian and some of these are quite true actually.
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GermanBohemian|Professional General Artist
My friend is Chinese/Siberian and like half of these don't apply. XD love this tho.
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Fazbear-time's avatar
I kill stereotypes just by being on deviantart
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Fazbear-time's avatar
I'm a lazy viet that doesn't have any of these stereotypes
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Awkydraws|Hobbyist Digital Artist
50th would be that we are masters in every martial art known to man
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sls251995|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL >w< *falls out of chair laughing*  This was priceless.  I swear a good lot of it is true.  'Course, some of them aren't, and to those who were insulted by them... these are stereotypes, not ACTUAL facts. Work on ya sense of humor bruh XD!!  jkjk.  But seriously, don't flame; please just politely correct people. :)

Anywho, 24 was hilarious.  My parents actually put me in piano and violin lessons, but being the awesome (and stupid) rebellious child I was, I was all like "NEIN!", joined band instead of orchestra, and then proceeded to learn the flute, saxophone, and guitar. Mwahahaha! Killing stereotypes ftw! Tho pretty much all my Asian friends are in orchestra... most of them playing the violin... but that's just cuz they weren't awesome (*cough* stupid *cough*) enough to break away. ;3c

And then there's 23/36, which are basically every conversation I have with my mum.  The worst part is she always does it at night, just before I go to bed.  I'm all like, "dude, if you want to guilt-trip me, couldn't you at least do it when I'm actually working so I can get off my arse and get stuff done?  NOT when I'm trying to SLEEP and just feel like crap now?!!"  Course, I've never actually said this to her.  That would be incredibly moronic.  XD

Oh, I'm Chinese, btw.  Tho my dad's actually Taiwanese and my mum's from (a still British) Hong Kong... so I like to think I'm part British. Which I'm not :P  Oh well~ A kid can dream.  :3
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Fazbear-time's avatar
I killed almost every single stereotype and my mom does nothing about it. She just carries on with watching her videos on youtube.
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Andithegreat's avatar
I'm Vietnamese. But some of these are kinda true in my family. ''^~^
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MeowMadness's avatar
" Every conversation with parents turn out to be a life lesson"
That is just the start...
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Terra-Destroyer16's avatar
Our surnames have little variety?!

When was the last time you read a book?

The Chinese alone have over 4000 different surnames.

You probably guess how many surnames the other races have in Asia.
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Pacificalto2013|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to respectfully disagree with these stereotypes.  Being Asian, I know these are not true.  If number 39 were true, technically I should be afraid every time we need to drive somewhere.  Stereotypes are hasty generalizations of a group that do not necessarily reflect the reality.  Different cultures have different ideals, and we all need to respect these differences, no matter how strange they seem.  
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Barnacle-Brain's avatar
Screw those communist chinese they're rich
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Barnacle-Brain's avatar
Well, that's for Asian in Asia or NERDS
It's a good thing that I'm not one ofo them I get Straight Cs at school
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EclipseofPhoenix's avatar
50. All Asians know how to and eat with chopsticks.
51. Asians are otakus.
52. Asians are either Chinese or Japanese ( I hate this one....)
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jaydonnd's avatar
Many should remember that most of these apply to Real Chinese who leave in Main land China.  And 90% of Chinese in China are not hard workers, in fact they are lazy and hate to study once they get past Highschool~!
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someone1fy's avatar
Oh, hell. I'm an Asian (South Korean) but I have deepest hatred toward K-pop. Really.
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glitzfaery|Hobbyist General Artist
100% ACCURATE!! OMFG!! but im not a monolid but some of my friends are!! My mom is like: no boyfrind until 20!! and im like: o.O MY MOM MAKES ME WEAR SLIPPERS AND IM FORCED TO PLAY VIOLIN!! ARGGGHHH
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I was trying to think of my Asian friend with this but only two of this stuff only applied to him which is straight black hair and kung fu cuz of his punches and hits fucking hurts.

50th stereotype... I want to say small penises but it was invalid cuz of the team showers in football. Cats and dogs, don't know about that.

I think fucking crazed steriod asshole
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