Jimi Izrael analyzes the popularity of American Idol reject William Hung: (via Angry Asian Man
From the bookbag and pocket-protector to the bad haircut and the buckteeth, he looked like a plant, someone who dressed up to do this on a bet. Because that shtick is gonna be funny for about 30 more seconds before someone realizes how abhorrent it is to pimp on foreigners who have no clue about race politics. Hung’s celebrity is so cruel because we are laughing at someone who just doesn’t know that we are laughing at his lack of talent, at his lack of cultural sophistication, at his lack of English language skills, at his lack of common sense to know better.
I guess that’s a bit of my view. Yes, I laughed at his pathetic singing but at the same time wondered how stereotyped he was – how could someone be this much of the classic FOB?