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Taiwanese McDonald’s Is Boycotted After Ad of Son Coming Out to His Dad Is Released

A new McDonald’s commercial in Taiwan called “Acceptance” has rocked some homophobic customers who can’t handle the sweet message of a young man coming out as gay to his father inside of a McDonald’s McCafe.

The young man writes on a McCafe cup “I like boys” after which his father slams his fist… More »


Taiwan Elects Its First Female President

Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the victory in Taiwan’s presidential election on Saturday becoming the sovereign nation’s first female leader.

She has pledged to maintain peace with China (who wants Taiwan to be a part of China), but she vows also to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty.

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Taiwan Is Featuring A Porn Star On Their Transit Cards

Taipei’s public transit system will be featuring a popular Japanese porn star on a set of limited-edition fare cards. Can the Chicago Ventra system borrow this branding model?

The cards will feature Yui Hatano in “devil” and “angel” editions, and the photos are (sadly) not pornographic at all – they’re just pictures ofMore »


Ouch: This Kid Punched A Hole Through A Rare 17th-Century Italian Master

Oh, owww: This video shows a 12-year-old boy at an exhibition of Italian masters in Taiwan, losing his balance at a crucial moment, tipping over, putting his hands out to brace himself, and – ow, ow, ow – punching a hole through a rare painting.

The artwork was Flowers by PaoloMore »


Katy Perry Is Somehow Enmeshed In A Chinese Political Scandal Because Of Her Costumes

Fruit Sister, what have you done? More »


Taiwanese Dog Grooming Trend Gives Pooches Perfectly Square Or Round Heads

A new incredible grooming trend has started among the pet groomers of Taiwan, and I for one am digging it very hard.

The internet animal photo world, much like the porn world, thrives on the new, and this is a trend that is both cute and weird.

Of course this only… More »


Can You Handle All The Pink At The Barbie Cafe?

In America we’ve got Build-A-Bear and American Girl Stores to indulge your inner child and/or eavesdrop on temper tantrums. Taipei, Taiwan, one-ups us in the girliest way possible with its newly opened Barbie Cafe. It’s got hot pink decor, waitresses in tiaras, and macarons served in martini glasses. Barbies, of course, adorn all of the… More »


Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Maternity Hospital

Hello Baby! Just when you thought the Hello Kitty craze couldn’t go any further … oh, yes, they really went there this time. Case in point: the Hello Kitty maternity hospital in Taiwan, where moms-to-be are attended to by nurses in pink uniforms, the newborns are swaddled in HK blankets, and bubbly Sanrio images decorate… More »


Online Dating Is A Lot More Strict In Asia

American dating websites have all sorts of riffraff on them. Students! Unemployed artists! Freelance writers! But if you lived in Taiwan or China you wouldn’t have to worry about meeting those kinds of guys because a singles club there keeps a record of users’ fingerprints and requires male members to have a car, a house,… More »