Article:Jeremy Lin Reveals a Sad Truth About Asian Men That’s Rarely Talked About~
During a Q&A session after the game of Nets vs. 76ers on Apr. 4, a fitness activist Kevin Kreider asks Jeremy @jlin7
:“Did you ever come across the stereotype Asian guys not being attractive, and if you have, how do you think we can break that in the American culture especially?” Lin then admits that Asian-American masculinity is one of the issues he feels should be talked about way more. He shares his experience during his draft year when people compared him with another rising star — John Wall.
“Me and John [Wall] were the fastest people in the draft, but he was athletic and I was ‘deceptively’ athletic,” Lin said. “I think I’ve been deceptively ‘whatever’ my whole life.”
Another point Lin addressed was surprising because it’s a topic that’s rarely talked about when it comes to dating:
“I feel like a lot of times we had a lot of Asian girls going for non-Asian guys,” Lin said. “You don’t see a lot of non-Asian girls going for Asian guys. That’s just like when they say ‘yellow fever’ growing up, it wasn’t like all these white girls are going for Asian guys. It was the Asian girls going for white guys.”
However, Lin remains forward thinking and feels that times are changing and as long we Asian Americans just focused on being the best they can be in their craft, they’ll continue breaking stereotypes.
“I think Asian American males are viewed differently, but I think we just need to keep being ourselves and I think that the world will come around and appreciate us Asians,” he said.👍👌😍😁🏀❤
ღღ #JLin #JLin7 #Linsanity #Linsanity2.0 #NetsNation #BrookLinsanity #林書豪 #BrooklynNets #Nets #TeamJLin #Brooklyn #BrookLIN #BrookLIN🏀 #GOJLIN