Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles So boba is not that bad, but you know what is bad? Boba Liberalism! But what is that? Which is the next PAA we are going to talk about. The answer to this question is extracted from an article titled "The Rise (and Stall) of the Boba Generation" published by Eater, which is a food and dining website owned by Vox Media. This is a very long article started off by elaborately discussing the cultural significance of bubble tea to the Asian community, then the author goes on to explain how bubble tea and " food porn" in general has become a symbol for Asian American to rectify their perceived differences in western countries. So the concept is like, you might not like some aspects of my culture, but who can hate Bubble Tea?Everyone love it! But this kind of tendency to pursue more positive representation in mainstream media by highlight the more “western friendly” aspect of Asian culture while selectively ignoring other ethnic issues is criticized by some activists in Asian Community. They call this kind of activism boba liberalism because it's like boba tea-A lot of sugar, a lot of calories, but no nutrition, no substances. For example, while some Asian American appraise the Asian representation in “ Crazy Rich Asian” , the critics of Boba liberalism tend to think the film is a bad representation because it selectively highlight the life style of middle and higher class Asian population and to some degree reinforce the “model minority myth” Another criticism of boba liberalism is that if you focus on chasing the positive representation of your home countries or your countries of origin, you might be reluctant to speak out to other social issues of your home countries(like poverty and, in some case, human right infringement) . You might even try to suppress negative coverage of your home countries just because you don't want your home countries' image being hurt. We all know that happens. If you want to learn more about what is boba liberalism, I include a lot of further reading in the description. Very Interesting concept.Hello, everyone! This short video is part of the original What People Also Ask series, in which I preach about how to find useful information using Google's People Also Ask feature. Every week, I make a video focusing on one specific entity with more in-depth content. You can watch the entire episode using the link in the description or the end card on the screen. You can also subscribe if you enjoy my content. Look forward to seeing you!