Simon Tam

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Simon Tam said : “When people ask me what I do, I usually use the word ‘troublemaker.’ I took on the moniker the government gave me,” “But I’m glad that all of this happened, because now I have relationships with all of these great activists across the country. I have a platform to share our story and hopefully inspire people to make changes in their own ways. That is more than I ever could have dreamed of as a kid” External link

utsandiego Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “We are dealing with a cultural shift around language and politics, and the government was afraid of making the wrong call, they wanted to avoid a political controversy,” “The only people involved in the decision had been doing the same thing for years, and they were in unfamiliar territory. These words were not appropriate in the past, and they were not going to approve them now. It just demonstrates how imperfect the law was” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam adds : “through Asian-American media, they would relent,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned through all this was how long it takes for change to occur,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “It’s a certain power when we claim identity; you can’t use this against me,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam asked : “Who did the Trademark Office say was actually offended by our name?” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam writes : “The government believed that they were protecting Asian Americans from ourselves,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “The more difficult part is always narrowing down everything,” “But I think actually traveling and speaking about the story on a regular basis helps — naturally certain stories would resonate with different audiences better than others, and that’s what kind of gave me a really good clue as to what people really enjoyed” External link

nbcnews Friday, April 19, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "A pig is a symbol in China of intelligence and also, maybe because of their size, it's also a symbol of prosperity," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "I have to say, I don't know exactly the size of the Chinese community here, but including students here it would be a few thousand, I would think," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "A pig is a symbol in China of intelligence and also, maybe because of their size, it's also a symbol of prosperity," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "I have to say, I don't know exactly the size of the Chinese community here, but including students here it would be a few thousand, I would think," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "We're excited and proud to see more Asian Americans engaged in the work of reappropriation," "The word 'slant' is used to refer to perspective or an angle. Whether it is a football play or political skew of a newspaper, other people are give the benefit of the doubt. When Asian Americans use the term, people begin raising their eyebrows. That in of itself is problematic. reclaiming language shifts power dynamics" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “I've spent almost 8 years in court – almost a quarter of my life – so that I could fight for marginalized communities to have their voices protected,” “Voices that are often silenced in fear of a football team regaining their trademark registrations. Our obsession to punish villainous characters should not justify the collateral damage that the undeserved experience” External link

foxnews Friday, January 20, 2017 7:27:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam said : “Asian Americans have been using the term slant in a self-referential, empowering way for decades now,” External link

tribune Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam said : “Asian Americans have been using the term slant in a self-referential, empowering way for decades now,” External link

thejournal Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam said : "Asian Americans have been using the term slant in a self-referential, empowering way for decades now," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “Almost a quarter of my life has been spent in court over this name because I decided to name a band called The Slants,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “We have an outdated, obscure racial slur that we want to flip on its head and turn it into something powerful,” “I was ridiculed as a kid for having slanted eyes. Now I’m saying it’s something I can be proud of, not something to be ashamed of” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “To the trademark office, we’re racist,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “I’m hoping that after Wednesday we can go back to being a band -- not the band that’s fighting at the Supreme Court or the band that’s been fighting the trademark office, but the band who releases music and can communicate a positive message for their community,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If you want a record label deal, they won't sign you unless you have a registered trademark," External link

minnesota-publicradio Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If you want a record label deal, they won't sign you unless you have a registered trademark," External link

npr Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:10:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : “If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it’s not working,” “Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things” External link

post-gazette Monday, January 16, 2017 5:42:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

bostonherald Monday, January 16, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : “If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it’s not working,” “Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things” External link

seattletimes Monday, January 16, 2017 1:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

foxnews Monday, January 16, 2017 1:00:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

mcclatchydc Monday, January 16, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

startribune Monday, January 16, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

nzherald Monday, January 16, 2017 12:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

startribune Monday, January 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it’s not working,” “Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, January 16, 2017 7:55:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

ABCnews Monday, January 16, 2017 4:29:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

nzherald Monday, January 16, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT



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director14.63%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
bassist2.44%EN01/20/201720/01/2017
leader2.44%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
ceo4.88%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Simon TamEN89.86%
Simon TamFR7.25%
Simon TamES2.90%


 
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Simon Tam

Last updated on 2017-06-29T02:06+0300.

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Simon Tam said : “When people ask me what I do, I usually use the word ‘troublemaker.’ I took on the moniker the government gave me,” “But I’m glad that all of this happened, because now I have relationships with all of these great activists across the country. I have a platform to share our story and hopefully inspire people to make changes in their own ways. That is more than I ever could have dreamed of as a kid” External link

utsandiego Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “We are dealing with a cultural shift around language and politics, and the government was afraid of making the wrong call, they wanted to avoid a political controversy,” “The only people involved in the decision had been doing the same thing for years, and they were in unfamiliar territory. These words were not appropriate in the past, and they were not going to approve them now. It just demonstrates how imperfect the law was” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam adds : “through Asian-American media, they would relent,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned through all this was how long it takes for change to occur,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “It’s a certain power when we claim identity; you can’t use this against me,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, May 27, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam asked : “Who did the Trademark Office say was actually offended by our name?” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam writes : “The government believed that they were protecting Asian Americans from ourselves,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “The more difficult part is always narrowing down everything,” “But I think actually traveling and speaking about the story on a regular basis helps — naturally certain stories would resonate with different audiences better than others, and that’s what kind of gave me a really good clue as to what people really enjoyed” External link

nbcnews Friday, April 19, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "A pig is a symbol in China of intelligence and also, maybe because of their size, it's also a symbol of prosperity," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "I have to say, I don't know exactly the size of the Chinese community here, but including students here it would be a few thousand, I would think," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "A pig is a symbol in China of intelligence and also, maybe because of their size, it's also a symbol of prosperity," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "I have to say, I don't know exactly the size of the Chinese community here, but including students here it would be a few thousand, I would think," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : "We're excited and proud to see more Asian Americans engaged in the work of reappropriation," "The word 'slant' is used to refer to perspective or an angle. Whether it is a football play or political skew of a newspaper, other people are give the benefit of the doubt. When Asian Americans use the term, people begin raising their eyebrows. That in of itself is problematic. reclaiming language shifts power dynamics" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:35:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “I've spent almost 8 years in court – almost a quarter of my life – so that I could fight for marginalized communities to have their voices protected,” “Voices that are often silenced in fear of a football team regaining their trademark registrations. Our obsession to punish villainous characters should not justify the collateral damage that the undeserved experience” External link

foxnews Friday, January 20, 2017 7:27:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam said : “Asian Americans have been using the term slant in a self-referential, empowering way for decades now,” External link

tribune Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam said : “Asian Americans have been using the term slant in a self-referential, empowering way for decades now,” External link

thejournal Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam said : "Asian Americans have been using the term slant in a self-referential, empowering way for decades now," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “Almost a quarter of my life has been spent in court over this name because I decided to name a band called The Slants,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “We have an outdated, obscure racial slur that we want to flip on its head and turn it into something powerful,” “I was ridiculed as a kid for having slanted eyes. Now I’m saying it’s something I can be proud of, not something to be ashamed of” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “To the trademark office, we’re racist,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam said : “I’m hoping that after Wednesday we can go back to being a band -- not the band that’s fighting at the Supreme Court or the band that’s been fighting the trademark office, but the band who releases music and can communicate a positive message for their community,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If you want a record label deal, they won't sign you unless you have a registered trademark," External link

minnesota-publicradio Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If you want a record label deal, they won't sign you unless you have a registered trademark," External link

npr Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:10:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : “If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it’s not working,” “Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things” External link

post-gazette Monday, January 16, 2017 5:42:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

bostonherald Monday, January 16, 2017 2:20:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : “If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it’s not working,” “Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things” External link

seattletimes Monday, January 16, 2017 1:56:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

foxnews Monday, January 16, 2017 1:00:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

mcclatchydc Monday, January 16, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

startribune Monday, January 16, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

nzherald Monday, January 16, 2017 12:43:00 PM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

startribune Monday, January 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : “If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it’s not working,” “Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, January 16, 2017 7:55:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

ABCnews Monday, January 16, 2017 4:29:00 AM EAT

Simon Tam says : "If their intent is to curtail hate speech, it's not working," "Trademark registration is not the mechanism to address those types of things" External link

nzherald Monday, January 16, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
founder75.61%EN06/20/201720/06/2017
director14.63%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
bassist2.44%EN01/20/201720/01/2017
leader2.44%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
ceo4.88%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Simon TamEN89.86%
Simon TamFR7.25%
Simon TamES2.90%


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