Listen: Here’s Why This Super Popular TikToker Is Making People Uncomfortable
“It also made me think about the non-Asian people laughing at it — at her expense, at the expense of people who authentically have that accent, who can’t turn it off, and who have been ridiculed their whole lives for it.”
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On today's episode:
1. TikToker Linda Dong (aka LeendaDong) has amassed a huge audience of nearly 16 million followers. In most of her videos, she’s seen looking decidedly unkempt, wearing her hair in a messy bun and donning sweatpants, a style in direct contrast to many of her made-up and dressed up peers. She also often speaks in a pan-Asian accent — one that, it turns out, is likely not authentic.
3. Megan Fox has opened up about protecting her son from bullies who think boys shouldn’t wear dresses.