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Male
Fr. Argentina
Topic: female foreigner singer?
Does anybody know any female foreigner singer in xiamen?
05 Dec 2011
Male
Fr. Australia
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There are plenty of Filipino singers to be found at the bars in haiwan park and in lobby bars at a few of the 5 star hotels
05 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Argentina
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I mean foreigner look, like Europeans
05 Dec 2011


Female
Fr. Australia
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Now remember, Benny, you can't possibly be a foreigner unless you look European.

Ah, ignorant racism. How fun.
05 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Germany
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There is a blond haired Polish girl in Xiamen that can sing very good. I don't know if she would like me to post her info/name on here though...
05 Dec 2011


Female
Fr. Philippines
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Thanks Benny for recommending my fellow Filipinos...

But too bad, Gabe only wants a "foreigner look, like Europeans".

I do agree with you comment @rawr. ;)
05 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. China
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Interesting,foreigner talking their fellows as foreigners.
Everybody is getting misunderstood.Because to you,we are foreigner looking.
05 Dec 2011


Female
Fr. Philippines
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Some Filipinos look European too. GabrielXiamen, I believe you have to be more specific with your query. Remember, we are all foreigners here.
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Philippines
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points for @rawr.
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Holy See (City Vatican State)
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What if we have European look, can sing but we are not female... male discrimination, that is sexism!!
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Antartica
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@rawr I don't think what he said was really racist. He never said "only Europeans can possibly look foreign."

If he wants a singer to have a distinct "foreign look" in China, an Asian country, he would have the most success looking outside of Asia. Common facial features don't stop at national boarders. Common features are more regional than national and most national boarders are quite arbitrary anyway.

The label "racist" is rather strong and should not be used lightly. If you think someone is holding a view you deem ignorant then why don't you try to educate them instead of criticizing them?

I think an apology is in order...
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Antartica
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Also, putting together a band based on looks rather then musical skills degrades music as an art form.
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Argentina
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I run a talent agency and my client request European looks foreigner ,
Why racism? Some movies required white actors, sometimes required back one, the same with music, the singer image and looks it's very important, specifically when for a show, it's not record and album, I think you might be having some issues yourself.
Right I have 3 models, white skin and blondes, walking around SM2 dressed as Santa's helper, every single passer by stop to look at them, do you think 3 Chinese girls will have the same impact? This is base on commercial desicion an nothing else.
By the way, I been living in China for 9 years, as you can see in my picture avatar I have a Chinese girlfriend, I have many friends from all races and nationalities.
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Ascension Island
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I sent you an email a couple days ago (subject: "musicians"). I may be able to help, but you'll have to contact me first.
06 Dec 2011


Male
Fr. Australia
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It seems there would not have been an issue if Gabriel hadn't forgot to add in the initial post that he specifically required a European looking, white-skinned type of foreigner.
06 Dec 2011


Female
Fr. Australia
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@Senti, don't be a twat. I am being facetious. But of course it's racist. It's the ignorant small-minded bias of choosing someone based on their appearance rather than actual skill or ability. You even agreed to this by understanding that the music is degraded.

@gabrielxiamen. Sure, it's a good marketing ploy that works well in China because the Chinese ARE racist. Not in a hateful way, just in the ignorant small-minded way that you usually only get from small town hicks.

Of course models you discern ONLY on physical basis so it makes sense to choose people with unique appearance. But requesting a white SINGER and completely dismissing any filipinos is blatantly racist. Sure, it may be more profitable, but it's still racist.

Hilarious, but still racist.

I personally have no issue with it, I just find it SO FREAKING FUNNY that many things in China are so obviously racist, sexist and corny, yet you pretend it's so serious and honest business practice. I just crack up laughing when I see Chinese advertisements that use white children with Chinese parents. Your "talent" agencies are a joke. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with appealing to the Chinese masses, but you should realise most Westerners that look at your work just laughs their asses off.

And please, don't try the whole "oh, but my gf is chinese, so i'm not racist" bull. Ignorant racism is more rampant with people like you than intentional bias, but it's still there.

Don't worry, I'm hugely racist too. I just find racial stereotypes laughable. Italian eating pasta? That's funny. Americans in McDonalds? Also funny. Chinese staring at whites? Hilarious. The whole game is a joke. It's sad you can't see the humour in it.
06 Dec 2011


Female
Fr. Philippines
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Very good points rawr
06 Dec 2011


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