Responding to American Stereotypes #5 – Fast Food and World Geography

The American stereotypes don’t stop! In this video I respond to fast food stereotypes and geography accusations.

I went on Facebook, an internet forum, and a blogging platform and asked various non-Americans about the American stereotypes and rumors they’ve heard or shared. I wanted to collect as much as I could and respond to them in a video. I give my own opinions at first, and then do a little research for factual information at the bottom of the video — that is, if facts are needed.

In this video I respond to the following statement:

“you have comically giant fast food dishes”

“you all have some case of collective geographic dyslexia”

“i’ve noticed a common ideological streak to do with obsession over the sanctity of private property, especially the home; the default attitude of ‘leaving people alone’ when thinking or speaking about something; and thinking in terms of self-sustaining units as opposed to parts of a community (like: how you all think of 18/21 as the ages where parental support should be severed or marginalised, how it’s normal to only see the family on Christmas and thanksgiving etc.)”

I will continue doing these as one of my American-based features in the future. If you’d like to contribute more stereotypes, feel free to leave a comment in this article or in the video’s comments section. It would be best if you’re not from the United States of America when adding stereotypes. And don’t forget to share this with your non-American friends so they can add some stereotypes as well!