In December 2021, megawatt American entertainer Ariana Grande posted a photo of herself wearing dark winged eyeliner, a foundation lighter than her skin tone, and a bright red lip often associated with Korean makeup. Online commenters dragged her so fast for “Asian-fishing,” appropriating Asian features, that she quickly deleted the post. But some defenders who identified as Asian weighed in to say that associating Grande’s look as “Asian” in the first place only confirmed biases about what Asians looked like: pale skin; smaller, slanted eyes. Earlier in the same year, Oli London, a white British K-pop fanboy, underwent several cosmetic surgeries to look like the BTS member Jimin. London then described themself as “transracial” and found themself at the center of controversy as a result. Setting aside the power imbalances of appropriating culture, these examples illustrate on one level that the West as a leader in setting global aesthetic norms is fading, much like America’s role as a geopolitical standard-bearer.