Apparently you can change your race now.
Ja Du, born a white man named Adam, says he is actually Filipino. He always had a strong interest and connection with the culture, and he felt that he must live as his true self – a Filipino man. From Tampa, FL, he drives a tuk tuk around the city, which is a common vehicle used in the Philippines.
“Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,” he said.
“I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigues me more but things about Filipino culture.”
He says he isn’t trying to appropriate anyone’s culture or offend anyone, but is only trying to be his true self. As long as he isn’t hurting anyone, he feels there is nothing wrong with how he chooses to live his life.
He also says he has yet to “come out” to his family, but we’re sure a public news interview will keep all that under wraps until he’s ready.