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Ballad of Narayama

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Staying away from America

From: Xian Neng, Malaysia/Singapore

My sincere thanks for your insightful articles on Oscar. It made me realized that America is a society rife of hypocrisy and bigotry. Rest assured I will NOT set foot in America, be it business, studies or leisure, and I will assert my fullest influence to make sure people around me to do the same. Naturally, I will not honor the Award that was the epitome of America hypocrisy anymore. To be honest, you just dashed a young Asian's America Dream. But thanks for being Honestly ugly in front of the world.

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