I can't forgive Michael Richards or Mel Gibson for what they did. Now Rosie is also being racist. I want to forgive her, but if I do it would be hypocritical. It's sad. I really liked her, how she advocated for homosexuals, and all she does for people.
Her excuses and resonses on her website are horrendous. Ploy writes: Did you really think that chinese bit was funny? Going “ching chong” is exactely how people degraded and mocked my family all our lives. It’s distasteful and it hurts me that it comes from you. i am sorry it hurt u poly all the people who made fun of u in a negative way for being who u r my bad accent was not meant to insult or degrade linguistic incompetence - guilty mocking - never
Chao writes: Rosie - I am very appalled at your comments on The View regarding Asian people. They were so insensitive and hurtful. How can you possibly explain this and what can you say to help heal my wounds? sorry u were offended chao it was not my intent
toni writes: Ro, I can not believe that the Chinese are mad at you about a JOKE!!! Oh My God, lighten up people. Bill O’Reilly even stood up for you tonight on “The Factor”! Calm down people it was just a joke!
If you want to write her a note you can do it here, or read others.
actually i just mentioned your reply in another reply, but now i think about it why not acknowledge it here? its interesting to me that when calling someone out for being a racist asshole, you'd pull out "clueless bitch" as your first response (on here anyways). seems kinda fucked, no?
i love how when asian people write comments saying they're offended, she acts completely apologetic, but anyone writes saying "i don't see what the big deal is" she's like ZOMG I KNOW, ITS NO BIG DEAL LOLZ
I'm not sure if I ever respected Rosie. It seems like the more airtime you get and more popular you become, you feel you have more leeway and more of an audience to shed your true colors to. The "ching chong" bit was really fucked up.
Did you really expect more from that woman. Not to offend you, but for someone like her, who seems to lack any originality or personality whatsoever, this is not surprising.
And I definitely accept Michael Richards apologies over this woman's (or Mel Gibson's for that matter). I really do believe that Richards is truthful in saying he's not a racist; the circumstances he was faced with at the time were harsh. Not only did he realize that his entire career is based on a character that's based on a completely different person (who I feel sorry for, for the fact he was probably mixed up with Richards by many)--that, and he also realized that, after being boo'd, had nothing intelligent to say and so went after the biggest scapegoat he could. That is, he looked for something he knew would be immediately hurtful to people of their skin complexion. Myopic as his decision was, I can take his apology because I still have to feel sorry for the guy who's been so type-cast as to do nothing else with his life.
I don't feel bad for Michael Richards at all. I do believe that he sincerely regrets what he did and knows it was a stupid-ass thing to do, but I have very little faith in his current understanding of race and his intentions to learn more about it in the future.
Oh look, yet another example of a person seeing and fighting against the oppression she experiences (in her case as a lesbian) and at the same time being seemingly blind to her own racism and white privilege.
It is surely disappointing but not at all surprising.
Also, I could care less how she chooses to express herself to the folks on her message board. Abbreviations, full sentences, short hand, whatever. I am much more concerned with the content (or lack of content) in those responses.
i totally agree...and a little aside: and the first comment to the OP of this lj thread is that Rosie is "a clueless bitch". it's amazing that folks who talk a streak about oppression can sure pull some oppressive shit out their ass quick enough.
one of the most ridiculous things about this is that the joke doesn’t make sense -unless- you think chinese is funny. ‘this is news in china! oh man, can you imagine chinese people talking about this? ching chong!’ i actually -don’t- get the joke. why is it funny that danny devito being drunk is news in china?
Am I the only feminist on the earth who doesn't think the word bitch is that big a deal? And I'll got feminazi in a second over anything but seeing the word bitch doesn't make me rage. Hell, if they call me a bitch I'm just glad I'm not a nigger that day.
I don't give two shits about the so-called hypocrisy of Rosie O'Donnell. Nor do I care about her intention. She fully INTENDS to do the shit again because that's how her half-functioning, half-dollar value brain works.
So I have no further words for this racist piece of shit comedienne. She can take her canned laugh track and shove it somewhere.
In other words, gibberish gibberish blah blah fuck a rosie o'donnell gibberish hee haw frinkle sinkle whatever.