On the Web, they're known simply as "two Chinese boys," as their English fan site is called. Wei and Huang say they were simply two bored Chinese boys who turned to lip-syncing videos for entertainment — and spawned a pop culture phenomenon. It all started with the relocation of their school, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, from the downtown to the outskirts of the southern Chinese city once known as Canton.
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Nearly 15 years have passed since YouTube officially launched, ushering in an age where anyone with a camera could post videos to their own personal channel. As YouTube continues to grow older, we took a look back at some of the stars who have helped make the platform an essential part of internet culture. These creators were incredibly popular back in the earliest days of YouTube and still have fan bases numbering in the millions today.
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Why Asians? In fact, most of the videos should only be watched for about 15 seconds before you look away. It gets bad — real bad.
The men of the Pit Crew are typically dressed only in their underwear, assisting RuPaul and contestants in various challenges on the show. They usually have no dialogue on the show, mainly appearing as "eye candy" for viewers Occasionally, they appear in RuPaul's music videos or promos for the show.
In her final four appearances in the run-up to the grand finale, Asia has been covering her face with mesh and fabric for her group pictures with fellow finalists Aquaria, Eureka and Kameron Michaels — and the decision to do so was far more than a gimmick. Speaking to Metro. My dress and my attire was just a visual representation of exactly how I was being perceived.
The Back Dorm Boys is a Chinese duo who gained fame for their lip sync videos to songs by the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars. Their videos, captured on a low quality Web cam in their college dorm room, have been viewed by Internet users within China and around the world. Many of their videos can be seen on YouTubegiving them YouTube fame.
A farewell note written by Korean pop star Kim Jong-hyun, made public Tuesday a day after his apparent suicide, points to the crushing pressure he felt from being a celebrity in South Korea. Police are treating his death as suicide. On Tuesday, a longer suicide note was uploaded on the Instagram account of Nine, a musician with modern rock band Dear Cloud.
By Taylor Nelms and Eva Yonas. Miyagi from the Karate Kid movie series. Rather than simply rejecting cultural representations like this web fad, Yang embraces them, treating them as complements to traditional Chinese folklore or the unique experiences of growing up Chinese in America. He grapples prominently with this mixed heritage and creates a brilliant modern allegory of Chinese-American hyphenated identity.