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Thu, Dec. 14th, 2006, 09:34 pm
martemom: Rosie, Kramer & Mel..... oh my!

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.

Then I also saw that Bill O'Rielly clip & Stephen Colbert defending her.

*****
Don't read the page unless you want to read a bunch of crap from fans who have no clue about white privilege. Just when I think we're moving forward in the world I see shit like this.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
recumbentgoat

lulz@'bad accent'

what a clueless bitch
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
julierocket

Does she srsly post liek this? bcuz I have even less respect 4 her now.

Of all people out there trying to come off as "respectable" celebrities who are involved and education and activist, why oh WHY would you type like that?

Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed about this whole thing.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
martemom

haha. I think she types like that because she answers about 100 questions a day and it's just faster. when you ask her a question you only get 200 characters to do it.

Anyway, I'll stop defending her now.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
ever_abstract

Ugh.

(that's all I can think of to say)

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
wiped

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

Sun, Dec. 17th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
shesanightowl

seriously... gotta keep the viewership happy, though, right? or ratings go down. they're probably sky-high these days anyway. how ridiculous
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
_ex_cowboy

...satire?
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
goodbyelenin

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.
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
martemom

I did too, then I saw his sketch on Asian men..... http://www.ifilm.com/video/2805056
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
goodbyelenin

also, why does she write in this choppy, illegible, pseudo haiku way? is she trying to be the avant-garde of computer lingo?

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
animate

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.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
julierocket

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.
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
whereihesitate

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.

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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
steppingstones

I feel like I've seen her do something like that before. Perhaps on her own talk show or in her stand-up? It wasn't funny then, either.

At least O'Reilly realized that someone affecting an Irish brogue was not the same thing. Even though he still tried to compare the two.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
crafting_change

she apparently pulled the same 'Irish are mocked' thing on her site... and I am quite franky really tired of the 'I'm not racist/don't have priviledge cuz I'm Irish' argument.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
marciamarcia

Just a future note for any celebrities who happen to read this: If you do or say something and you find yourself being defended by Bill O'Reilly, chances are...you need to apologize.

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
rogueblack

HAHAHAHA!

Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
ms_xeno

Rosie should have borrowed a line from the Mystery Science Theater episode in which some would-be wit in a B Movie is doing the "chong ching" bit, and said

"To all Asians everywhere, we sincerely apologize for this."

Also, I can't rest until I know what that glittery circular thing in shesgotsushi's avatar is.
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Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
gendertrouble

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?

Sat, Dec. 16th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
goodlookinout

seriously, good point.

Sat, Dec. 16th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
ardienteelsol

Rosie is being a moron but what also bothers me more is all those people in the background laughing because they don't see anything wrong with it.

Sat, Dec. 16th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
martemom

Yeah I thought of that too. It makes me ill.
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