I was shocked to find out that Americans believe that Korea, China, and Japan look like a chicken chasing a fish.
Yes, according to the SBS-MSNBC an un-named and un-sourced online community of Americans made this picture of a chicken grabbing a fish. Apparently netizens are spreading it like wildfire because it’s a “typical example of Orientalism” in which people compare national territory to animal shapes. Don’t Koreans say that Korea is shaped like a tiger? They get mad at the Japanese for saying Korea is shaped like a rabbit though.
So, the idea I guess is that Americans are projecting Orientalism on China, Japan, and Korea by putting it in animal terms, and some people think it’s a big deal.
Don’t tell them about 4chan, especially /b.