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After getting divorced from an "All-American guy" she'd been with for 10 years, year-old publicist Lisa Rosevear was ready for something new. She came up with a list of what she wanted in a man: smart, genuine, respectful. Adding it up, it occurred to her that guys who fit the bill were Asian, a group she'd never considered romantically before. So when Wayne Chang, a Korean-American Internet journalist, stopped her on the street, the timing was just right.
Yunioshi, a bucktoothed man with a loud, thick Asian accent played by Mickey Rooney. Yellowface dates to early forms of minstrelsy when ethnic white actors would darken their faces and use prosthetics and costumes to appear Asian. The term itself came from similar acts of blackface that were popular, when white actors colored their skin to caricature black people and culture. One of the earliest known performances of American yellowface comes from the theatrical show, An Orphan of China , performed in and based on a play by Voltaire.
I scroll through her photos, and stop at the fourth. She's Snapchat-stickered two strawberries onto her cheeks and added a touch of digital red blush. We decide to grab bubble tea and go for a walk in the park.