Notice how interracial couples have basically become the norm in commercials EXCEPT when it comes to Asians? We've reached the point when I am genuinely surprised to see an all-white or all-black couple, and homosexual couples don't merit the bat of an eye. But whenever I see an Asian guy in a commercial who is part of a couple, I know the other half of the relationship is going to be an Asian girl. It never fails.
Why is that? Is it the same reason why every blockbuster film includes a Chinese actor (who is always one of the good guys?) Something to do with a rather large market on the other side of the planet that we must avoid offending with our Crazy Western Sensibilities? Just a thought.