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What’s worse is half of them named David Carradine.
You mean most Americans don’t know who George Takei is? [Oh my…](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeBKBFAPwNc)
22% of Americans prefer to say “I don’t know” rather than give the answer “Asa Akira”
Lol. That’s also about the same percentage that can’t list the three branches of government.
The only surprising thing about this headline is that the number isn’t higher.
This title is misleading. Only 26% couldn’t name anyone. The rest just named people who didn’t fit the criteria. Maybe they could’ve if given another chance. I don’t know off the top of my head that Jackie Chan isn’t American. Also, KH is Asian American unless they’re not counting her because she’s only half
I’m not shocked. American pop culture still has a very poor representation of Asians. Jackie Chan isn’t an American either.
You could ask me to name *a* celebrity living anywhere in the world and I would struggle.
I assume the pictures shown aren’t supposed to be all correct answers. Unless I’m mistaken, the left picture is Bruce Lee, meaning 33% of these examples is wrong?
Just reading the headline made every name flee my brain.
Fwiw… Putting people on the spot like this often leads to choice paralysis.
I bet the results would be vastly different if they showed people pictures of famous AAPI’s and asked them if they recognized them and whether or not they could name them.
It’s the same thing that happens when you ask somebody what their favorite movie is and they go uhhhh ahhhhh ummmm geez i don’t know…
You wouldn’t conclude they don’t know any movies would you? It’s choice paralysis… People think they need to provide a right answer and they get stuck overthinking in their head.
Make it “famous living Asian” and suddenly it’s easy.
Is it really that weird that people don’t memorize celebrities’ home countries?
If I said Tiger Woods I would piss off half of the internet
Keanu Reeves bro
And why does it matter. Bet most Americans can’t even name their own mayor.
Ask an American to name their favorite American comedian, 69% will name a Canadian.