Youtube Video Culture: British Born Chinese or Asian?
BBC Youtube video culture is relatively new. As we know Asian American Youtube culture has been around since 2006, but now BBCs have taken to the idea - under the guise of being 'Asian' rather than BBC.
Asian in the UK means South Asians . i.e Indian, Pakistani's.
Asian in America basically means the same as pan-Asian, anyone of Asian descent. Indian's as an ethnicity also fall under Asian American because of India's geographical location -which in Asia.
Pan-Asian, is an expression of cross-Asian ethnic political, cultural unity
So if BBCs are now calling themselves 'Asian', what exactly are they implying?
Take a look at these Youtube performers- the first is a Canadian Vietnamese.
The next three are BBC.
The Fellow Yellow
rikehtube ( brother of bubzbeauty)
Are BBCS trying to reclaim the word from the South Asian's? Are BBCS trying to Express pan-Asian unity? Or are BBCS simply jumping on the Asian American cultural wagon instead of developing a BBC culture? And if so, is this a good idea?