Putting on my flame-retardant suit…
Okay, please explain to me what’s so special about someone famous being from your home city, state, country, etc.
A short while back Bruno Mars had a few concerts in Hawaii and local people went crazy, “Because he’s from Hawaii!”. Umm…okay, does that somehow make his singing better? Or when Obama was elected, it was: “Yeah, he’s a local boy!”. Hmm…other than possibly being a bit more likely to be swayed to approve programs and funding for Hawaii, what does mean?
Or…He/She’s <insert nationality>. The same as me. Okay, unless you’re blood related somehow (which counts for what?) or directly involved in their stardom, what does that person’s nationality have to do with you?
I especially get a chuckle when local people who may have never left the islands support a major league sports team that has nothing to do with Hawaii and you have 0% chance of seeing them play live unless you travel to the US mainland.
To be fair, as I mentioned in thread about the perceived hierarchy of Japanese, Chinese and Koreans, I’m glad (arguably proud) to see that the current biggest girl KPop group has three Japanese members, but that’s mainly because it’s helping the to break down the nationality boundaries that the older generations had/may still adhere to, in Japan, Korea and Taiwan (a fourth member is Taiwanese).