- Issa Rae’s book “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl” suggested that black women should find Asian men but not Filipinos
- Netizens took offense on Rae’s opinion that Filipino men are unsuitable partners for educated black women
- Several defended Rae, saying that she was just being funny
Issa Rae, a US actress and creator of the HBO comedy “Insecure” came under fire after she suggested on her book not to date Filipino men.
Rae’s book “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl” was criticized for her views and opinions about Asians, especially Filipinos.
An excerpt of her book focusing on her dating advice made the rounds online.
It was quoted by Newsweek stating, “This is why I propose that black women and Asian men join forces in love, marriage, and procreation. Educated black women, what better intellectual match for you than an Asian man? And I’m not talking about Filipinos; they’re like the blacks of Asians. I’m talking Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, et cetera.”
Issa Rae trended on Twitter as debates sparked online. Netizens called out Rae for suggesting that Filipino men are unsuitable partner options for educated black women.
Some defended the actress; saying that she’s a comedienne and everything was nothing but satire.