Japanese plus-size singer and comedienne Naomi Watanabe impersonates pop star Beyoncé.

For plus-size Asian women, body positivity still has a long way to go – even if a few role models have defied strictures to be slim

Japanese singer and comedienne Naomi Watanabe’s example is helping the nascent body positivity movement for women in Asia, but it still has a long way to go to counter Asian expectations of women that they be slim

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Japanese plus-size singer and comedienne Naomi Watanabe impersonates pop star Beyoncé.
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Crystal Tai

Crystal Tai

Crystal covers business trends and cultural criticism, with a special focus on Northeast Asia, for the Asia desk. Before joining the SCMP, she contributed to Quartz, i-D Magazine, Monocle, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet and other publications. Her broadcast commentary has been featured on BBC Radio, CGTN and other media.