An article written by a Youtuber now known as “Asian Dave,” who underwent extreme physical deterioration and weight gain over the years.
“I grew up ashamed that being Asian I was ugly. I didn’t have my first girlfriend until I was 19 because of that,” Sarchet says.Sarchet is half-white but identifies as Asian. He is an offspring of a white father from the Air Force and a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant. Sarchet cooks burgers for Sonic Drive-In in Colorado, studies social services at Pikes Peak Community College and wants to get a graduate degree, get married and have children.“But if I have daughters, I’m gonna only buy them black Barbie dolls or Asian Barbie dolls. I don’t want them growing up thinking that they are not beautiful just because they are not white,” he says.Sarchet made the decision after seeing a YouTube video that shows how 15 out of 21 black children prefer a white doll when asked to choose between identical white and black toys. When the interviewer asks why the other toy looks bad, kids overwhelmingly respond, “Because it’s black.”
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Asian Dave was also known, prior to his breakdown, of making videos discussing self-hatred among Asian women.