i dont eat dogs !

United States
December 6, 2008 10:11pm CST
i hate it when people think that i eat weird animals just because im asian . like i eat dogs or cats or something . i know some poeple think of it as a joke but when you hear it a million of times it gets annoying and sometimes i would get offensive . my mom says i overeact and not to listen to them . do you think im overeacting ?
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• United States
10 Dec 08
I think this is a weird stereotype, mostly when I hear it as a joke it's coming out of the mouths of ignorant (and, consequently, not very funny) people. To be fair to them, though, I read somewhere (a major authoritative magazine I think) that eating dog meat has caught on in Japan. They think it clears up your skin over there and is some kind of delicacy, and I guess there is less of that American cultural idea that dogs=people.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
7 Dec 08
Hi there! Welcome to mylot. I guess its quite annoying if you heard people saying it a million times, lol. Maybe just try to ignore them. I am an Asian and I don't eat dog, and if someone gives me a hard time about it, I'll try my best to just ignore them as well. I've eaten wild rabbit and I didn't really like it, I'm not sure if its weird to eat wild rabbit.
@jlovesbsb (245)
• United States
7 Dec 08
no i don't think you're overeacting. that same thing happens to me. it such a stereotypical thing for ignorant people to say. i guess your mom doesn't know how it feels when people are constantly asking u if u eat dog. i know how you feel, it's soo annoying.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
7 Dec 08
hi patricia! really, i never knew that there is such a notion about asian. anyway, i am filipino and yeah, i eat dogs, alligator, turtles, birds, even snake. well, other countries eat snails and cockroaches. i guess each one of us has his own taste and choice. no problem about that. and no reason to fret. take care and God bless you!