Angry Asian Man reports that a prolific Android app maker has created a “Make Me Asian” app that takes a photo from your mobile device and allows you to slant your eyes, add yellow spray paint to your skin, and throw on some clipart Fu Manchu moustache and rice paddy hat. And voila — you’re now completely indistinguishable from every other Asian, right?
The app description claims:
Have you ever wondered to present himself as a person of another nationality? You can imagine, for example, Chinese or Japanese? No? Then immediately take your phone and download it amazing Android-application called «Make me Asian».
This is just a fun app lets you indulge you and your friends! You can for a few seconds to make himself a Chinese, Japanese, Korean or any other Asians!
Features “Make me Asian”:
- almost instantly, you can make yourself or your friends by representatives of Asian nations, such as Chinese or Japanese;
- the opportunity to photograph people and process the captured images, or upload a photo from the gallery and work with it;
- the results obtained can be shared via the social network Facebook, email or MMS.
There is absolutely no need for me to explain why this is The Most Fucking Racist Thing You’ve Seen All Day. Just do me a favour and give this thing a negative review (if you’re good-hearted enough to actually download the app in order to do so). Then shoot an email to the app’s developer, Kimbery Deiss, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the same message. Then go rant to all your friends using Google android.
Oh, and by the way, there’s an equally as racist “Make Me Indian” app that assumes that a furrowed brow and facepaint does a Native American one make. Yeah. No.