Asian Representation on YouTube
Some of my favorite YouTube channels growing up were Nigahiga, Wong Fu Productions, and TimothyDeLaGhetto.
It’s no coincidence that all these YouTubers are asian, many of my favorite YouTubers were and still are asian. We weren’t represented in Hollywood, so we had to turn to Youtube instead; a platform with no gatekeepers.
Their content showed me that asians can be cool, funny, and handsome. In contrast to what the media showed me.
These YouTubers positively influenced my own cultural narrative as I’m sure they did for many others.