December 12, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell





David sent these links this morning:

Asian Leaders Angered by Rosie O'Donnell's 'Ching Chong' Comments
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,235842,00.html

Forget the Ni Hao Ma's, It's John Liu Vs. Rosie O'Donnell
http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/12/11/liu_vs_rosie.php

Pol's 'View' of Rosie: She offends
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/479174p-403079c.html

ROSIE TO ASIANS: LOOSEN UP
http://www.nypost.com/seven/12092006/gossip/pagesix/rosie_to_asians__loosen_up_pagesix_.htm

You can see the clip here.

I'm not sure why anyone would think that it isn't offensive. I don't get usually don't get bent out of shape with incidents like this--mostly because I've heard it all before--but it really is pretty amazing that this is still happening is this day and age. It's especially shocking that it comes for Rosie O'Donnell, who is supposedly liberal and open-minded. Props to Councilman Liu again for protesting. Even if you don't change someone's views, it's good to make those views heard.

Rosie has responded with a typical dismissive you-yellow-people-have-to-just-get-over-it response, but you can write to Barbara Walters over here: http://abc.go.com/theview/hosts/walters.html. The homepage for "the View" also lets you contact the other hosts.

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