“Fans often comment that “it’s different in Asia.” Asians often make matter-of-fact comments about others’ appearances; it’s a completely normal thing to do and anyone criticising it is just being ethnocentric and trying to force American attitudes onto Asians. Seeing as the US already controls so much of the global narrative, this is a valid concern; but at the same time, it dismisses those who speak up against this behaviour on their own merit. Asian cultures are different, yes, and we shouldn’t look at them through only the lens of an American context. But this doesn’t exclude Asian cultures from criticism either, and people have every right to denounce the shadeism (and body shaming) that has become a normal part of life: speaking bluntly is one thing, constant mockery is another.”
This is kind of random, but what's your opinion on bassoonists?