Thailand's reputation and racism

"I think it came from the history of class comparisons where rich upper classes had decent skin around mansions and working classrooms were darker in working outdoors. someone seemed to be desirable because of their social status, and accordingly their beautiful skin was considered to be a good thing, "says Montiron Jira 28-year-old actor and musician for socialist stigma for darker skin in Thailand? A common stereotype in Thailand is that many people believe that lighter-colored skin is much more desirable than darker skin. I just have to look at advertising, magazines, television and cosmetics to see if there's such a truth in the truth.

In the streets, away from the bustle of everyday life, a group of people who are considered by society to be famous. Though these folks can mix with regular folk songs and go to the same bars and restaurants, they ultimately make a difference between someone who is not famous and someone who is. Fame is something idolized, as there is some idea that famous people are the most beautiful, richest and most desirable. For Thailand's reputation, it seems that success in the entertainment industry needs some of the characteristics of a person, especially for lighter skin. Is it really beneficial for some industries to become obscured, or is it just a mere false idea often imposed on foreigners by Thailand?

The story of DJ Nakadia is triumphant and desperate. From Naked Photography to DJs in Ibiza, Nakadia called Europe more than her homeland in Thailand and was often loud enough to say that she was detained because of her skin

"When I play, people are very nice and a lot they will help me, especially the Thai people and clubs, "Nakadia says. "Only when the Thai media or real business sites, such as recruitment contracts, for example, because of their issues are exposures, they are not very supportive."

is not so much the regular people that are a problem for Nakadia, but rather the industry itself and the media. The media spotlight does not know the desire to help the darker talented talent in the entertainment industry. Some people immediately point out that Nakadia's earlier performances have exposed an outrageous shadow on his face, but ultimately this is not an isolated case. Tony, a man in the Thai entertainment industry, says, "In the music scene, I know behind the scenes, music business here tells women to make sure they look white as much as they can. I think Thailand would be happy if there is a female DJ known all over the world, but she is a dark woman so there is not much news about DJ Nakadia, what if she was a Tata Young DJ?

DJ Nakadia played in the finals of the World Cup, is unquestionably on the biggest stage in all Thai DJs in history. "If I was white, Thai TV would certainly have taken the World Cup performance on TV," Nakadia says. "The Thai rider would be a huge news for the end of the World Cup when I was white "

Nakadia's performance was not shown on Thai TV." I think when I started playing in the entertainment industry in 1989, "added Montonn Jira," there are many he announced a half breed in the store, I'm sure that at that time this difference was for me.

It is even more interesting to take into account the virtues of the power of mixed ethnicity: From the outside point of view, the phenomenon of Luk-Kreung is a dominant factor in achieving the status of the stars, but how close is the truth of the affair 19459004 [celebrities] the Thai people want it, "Tony continues. "Natural white skin that does not need to be maintained by skin whitening creams, and most of all, have all the features that Thai people are impressed with and are given surgery: nose, stools, eyes, lips and faces.I'm not sure this truth, but I guess when the Thai people see dark skin, they think someone in the poor areas is out there, of course, at the bottom of the invisible caste system in Thailand. " Asian actress Sherry Phungprasert: "Darker models left the kingdom and found success elsewhere: most of the country has tanned leather, so people [on television] are more interested in lighter-looking stars , because it is much less attractive and somehow attracted to their uniqueness. "Surely this is the essence: Light skin rarely occurs in Thailand and because of its uniqueness, it was considered right or wrong, more desirable. It is very similar to the one from the United Kingdom seeking tanned skin, so a person coming from Thailand wants lighter skin and raising lighter skin into superstar status. There is a situation where it is more difficult to focus on the darker skin.

The Thai star world obviously is aware of the stigma that comes with darker skin. Sherry continues: "The" dark "word is not so much what many of us are beginning to call" tan. " This seems unnecessary political correctness. Although Sherry has nothing to do with using the term "light", the dark term is obviously problematic. To be truly politically correct, we must use the "tanned" and "non-tanned" concepts in any case. However, the fact is that no one is a problem labeled "light", but there is some caution when someone is called "dark".

It would be naïve to conclude that Thailand directly discriminates against its potential stars. This argument has two sides. Sherry is soon to blame for the concept of racism in Thailand: "The perception of darker people has changed over the years and many actresses are darker in the skin than anyone else.Mamee, the" Butterfly Man "star is probably in Taiwan's reputation who make the most of money, is sexy, sweet, talented and honored with Benz Pornchita in some successful feature films over a year and is currently on some television shows, the honorable Luk Mee model is a runway for Thai and international successful designers . "

Sherry seems to have chosen the words rather cautiously, insisting that many dark-skinned actors should succeed on the chosen tracks and even appear to have been striking from the rest of the world

Back to the topic is the mysterious Luk-Kreung, Sherry he waited steadily for some myths. It seems that today's market is more complicated than simple half-thai. "I do not think the success is half Thai, as many actors and actresses are actually full of Asians." says Sherry. "I do not think most Thai celebrities would be half Thai at all."

Although this may scatter stereotype, it does not deal effectively with the issue. It's not about Thai or half Thai, but the voice of the person's skin. Montiron Jira continues: "I think there is a difference in the mentality of mixed nationalities," he explains. "There seems to be a link between those who have spent time abroad, but it may be a language thing, as many entertaining children in the entertainment industry speak Thai and English, are the same schools and have the childhood relationship, in some cases, decisively: mixed children provide a common distinction both at home and abroad. "

This suggests that backgrounds are on the market because they have better opportunities for international work but this creates a dangerous situation, in which stereotypes arise, which considers people coming from a mixed competitive style to be more prominent in terms of ability to work. The ability to work abroad seems to dictate how successful a person is in Thailand. So where do you leave those Thai people who are not from an international background? Does this mean that in most cases they hinder their chosen career? "The wave of Luk-Kruengek started off in the entertainment industry for a while," added Montonn Jira. "It may have been a strange look that attracted the directors and set the trend, but I do not know why, because they were looking for something new and they realized that these kids were something special."

While expressing the Luk-Kreung expression in general, which Sherry feels uncomfortable, this shows in some way that the appearance of people in mixed races is confusing in Thailand. Regardless of whether this hum is melted out of lighter skin, it is indisputable. "If you look at the media," says Nakadia, "nearly 100% of people on television, magazines, and promotions now have a few stars with black skin, but they are not really many."

Sherry considers this point cautious, though he never tells him directly. The media, however, say that it is about the volumes themselves: "I think this whole problem stems from the way the media spills the public with the tremendous value of being white with all the over-appreciated products that obviously make it easier for your skin It is not wonderfully white when both your parents are naturally dark, but this whole media bundle that has trapped people with lies does not affect how we act like actors and actresses unless it looks whitish to body care products. "

The Thai audience overwhelms the lighter skin better. Sherry is well aware of it, but he also says that this does not affect the treatment of the actor or actress. Paradoxically, we seem to think that in a country where whites are desirable, there is no effect on darker skin, especially when certain industries are trying to succeed in grain.

that darker skin may be problematic for a person living in Thailand as Tony points out, "When I came to Thailand I met a Thai man at BTS who now opened an English school and needed some teachers," he explains. "I agreed to help her and I started teaching a few hours, I noticed in the weeks that the classes were getting smaller, and my friends (who were white) classes in the neighborhood were overcrowded." 19459002 The schoolmaster had a parent meeting and asked the parents "Most of the parents stated that dark-skinned people are" not good at being clever "and white people are better and everything that's good is good." I stopped the numbers when the taxi drivers would not endure it because they say that I'm afraid I always ask them: "How do you know I'm stinky?" The answer I get is that all black people are stinking. "Thailand as a nation seems to see the enchantment of white skin, as it is certainly part of the problem, Sherry himself has already suspected there was a difference in people's handling and consideration of the color of his skin when he mentioned the uniqueness of the pale face that is the root of discrimination.

It would be unfortunate to say that reputation depends but there are obviously a number of factors that can affect one's success: this does not mean that every person with a darker skin is discriminated against but when the general public that the white skin is ideal to strive in this direction, it follows that this will affect the sales of products that revolve around the phenomenon of the stardom

Source by Matt Crook

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