Sh*t Sri Lankan Mothers Say

Posted by Michelle Pham & filed under Pop Culture.

Esther Frid holds "El Atardecer de la Vida," a book she wrote about the stories of seven senior Latin American women living in Canada

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past little while, you’ve seen the “Sh*t Girls Say” video series on YouTube, in all its politically incorrect hilarity. It seems like the world wide web is definitely getting a kick out of the guerrilla-style humor being posted on a near-daily basis, and it’s a refreshing thing to see. None of it seems to have a malicious or critical intent, which perhaps is a reason why the trend has been so popular.

Yet there has been a noticeable lack of Asian or South Asian presence on these videos. So it’s amazing that a few South Asian guys decided to dress up in drag (the lovely Sri Lankan mother above has NOTHING to do with the video, by the way) and release this absolutely sick video below&mdashl”Sh*t Sri Lankan Mothers Say”—which lampoons the memorable tendencies of South Asian mothers, for instance their (apparent) insistence that their children “eat, eat, eat, eat!”

You don’t have to be Sri Lankan or even South Asian to really appreciate the humor in the video, which also seems genuinely lighthearted, despite the spot-on imitations of the South Asian accent. Sometimes it’s good to let your hair down, figuratively or literally as with the ridiculous wigs worn in the video, and have a little fun at our immigrant parents’ expense.

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