Posted in Analyze This, The Philippines, tagged African American, American, Americans, basketball jersey, colonial masters, culture, ethnocentrism, Facebook, Filipino, Filipinos, Flavors of Negros, Jamie Foxx, Negro, Negros, Negros Slashers, Philippine, Philippines, race, racism, racist on July 3, 2012 |
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Recently, Jamie Foxx posted this picture on his Facebook page with an ambiguous comment “BooM!”:
It is a photograph of a restaurant in the Philippines called Flavors of Negros. The actor’s American fans cried foul calling the restaurant racist and insensitive. What they don’t know is that it’s only racist because they’ve interpreted the restaurant’s name using their own cultural context, instead of trying to find out what it means for Filipinos. Hate to break it to Americans, but Negros is an island in the Philippines. So it’s like saying “Flavors of New York” or “Flavors of Los Angeles.”
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Posted in Inspirational Stories, Movies and TV, tagged all stars, Angela Lindvall, art, artist, artists, Austin, breakdown, breakdowns, celebrities, community, creative block, creative breakdown, creative breakdowns, creativity, culture, design, designers, entertainment, Georgina Chapman, Heidi Klum, Isaac Mizrahi, Marchesa, Michael, Michael Kors, Mondo, Nina Garcia, Project Runway, project runway all stars, reality tv, show, shows, television, Tim Gunn, tv, tv show on July 3, 2012 |
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It was only a few days ago that I finally watched Project Runway All Stars. There was no Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, or Michael Kors.
Instead the new host was Angela Lindvall, the mentor was Joanna Coles, and the judges were Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. My favorite moment in the show was when the finalist Mondo and Georgina Chapman talked about creative breakdowns.
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