Enraged Asian Comedienne Denounces College Costume Party as ‘White Violence’

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By Lukas Mikelionis | 5:28 pm, November 22, 2016

An Asian comedienne has slammed a “shockingly racist party” thrown by students at prestigious Queen’s University in Canada, suggesting it made people of color unsafe because the party-goers committed “white violence” by wearing cultural costumes.

Celeste Yim went to Twitter to denounce the Queen’s partygoers. She posted pictures showing smiling students wearing clothes associated with Asian, Arabic, Native American culture. The pictures had been publicly posted on Facebook but have since been taken private.

Yim, the self-styled “first Asian female comedian ever,” suggested that the party pictures show how much work “need to occur before people of color feel safe” and “the progress that needs to happen for white violence to even be addressed”.

“It feels insurmountable,” Yim added. “It makes me want to sit down and never write essays or jokes or tweets or anything ever again.”

The comedian continued expressing her frustration over cultural appropriation, saying the costumes “are indisputably and unequivocally offensive, tasteless, and should not be tolerated. Context and intentions have no bearing.”

She added that it’s not her duty to “teach white people about known facts”, implying everyone knows such costumes are offensive.

One Queen’s University alumnus, however, took an issue with Yim’s description of the party. He said “nobody means any harm” with the costumes and asked to let students have fun, adding that the comedienne is the first person to see a problem with the party.

Here are a few pictures of the party that caused the uproar: