Sunday, October 01, 2006
Yes, I Still Watch Survivor. Leave Me Alone.
Who watches Survivor Cook Islands?
At first I bought the whole "social experiment" thing. But now I know better.
Firstly, people shouldn't be thought of as Asian, Hispanic, black, or caucasian, let alone be sorted according to race. People are people. Race should never have been an issue, ever.
Secondly, I don't consider myself at all racist. I'm probably the farthest thing from it.
But this is what I caught coming myself saying while watching Survivor:
"I hope the Japanese team wins.
... Asian, sorry."
"How come the black guy's so aggresive?"
"That blonde girl is such an idiot. My God!"
I rest my case.
I'm not saying watching Survivor will make you racist. I'm saying it makes you say things and think things.
Not all Koreans are smart, idealistic, and good looking. (Okay maybe they are.)
Not all men of African decent are aggressive.
And not all blondes are stupid.
Other than that, I'm actually enjoying it.
I hope Yul wins.
I also hope I'm not the only one who wants him and the other Korean chick (Rebecca?) to hook up. They'd be the cutest couple in the world.
Okay. Gushing over.
Actually, post over.