West or east? Wealthy or not? A quick snapshot of two of the craziest happenings on Asian social media
Social media has always been the logical repository of loony-ness on the Internet, but things have gotten pretty wild these past few years. Two ‘events’ on the Web have been shaking sensibilities, and these two are really bringing realities into perspective for everyone.
East meets West
One of these events is a YouTube video by German model Mario Adrion and Asian pick-up artist Shaun, who dared each other to get as many telephone numbers as they could from passing women.
Surprisingly, the tall, svelte German model didn’t get as many numbers as he had hoped, and only got an Instagram follow from all his efforts. Shaun on the other hand, got two numbers from all his efforts.
What made the South Korean pick-up artist different from the more straightforward German model was the fact that he showed some vulnerability to the women, which we assume made him look less harmful (or, okay, harmless). Could the German guy’s height be a deciding factor? He was pretty tall, and most of the women in the video were Asians.