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samsung101
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:42 PM
Evidently Rosie did some humor on the tv show that
really was an ethnic slur towards Asians in describing the
drunken Danny DeVito episode.

Some Asian groups are not happy about what she did.

The network and she are laughing it off.


OK, so you can go on The View drunk and incoherent, and
that's good...as long as you bash people Rosie and Babs
don't like.

You can go on The View and make ethnic slurs towards
Asian people, that's all good too.

BigB08822
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:56 PM
Do you even care to explain what she did or should we just judge her because you said so? :rolleyes:

I also like how you said "evidently" which to me means you didn't even see it or hear it for yourself. Good job!

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:21 PM
what happened?

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 12th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Asians watch The View after Lisa Ling left?

Qrystyna
Dec 12th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Okay Samsung, either post sources or stop making stuff up :o

I guess you hate Rosie because she's a lesbian, don't you? And you want to express your hatred and make others hate her without appearing to be a homophobe. I can see right through you Mr. Propaganda Bot :p

BlazeII
Dec 12th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Okay Samsung, either post sources or stop making stuff up :o

I guess you hate Rosie because she's a lesbian, don't you? And you want to express your hatred and make others hate her without appearing to be a homophobe. I can see right through you Mr. Propaganda Bot :p

What he/she posted is actually true. I saw it on some news program this morning.

Martian KC
Dec 12th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Did Rosie try to eat an Asian kid...........................again?

griffin
Dec 12th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Apparently they were patting themselves on the back about how everyone was talking about the show because of the DeVito Bender, and Rosie - never the brightest bulb on the string - mimicked a Chinese/Asias anchor talking about the episode by making noises like "Ching chong, ching chong..." (I didn't see it, but I've heard accounts from reliable sources).

I wouldn't put it up there with Richards and Gibson, and even protest has been pretty mild even in the Asian-American community from what I can tell, but it was beyond stupid and she needs to own up and apologize.

Zummi
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Definitely a stupid comment. Rosie needs to apologize. You can watch the clip below.

http://www.gawker.com/news/clips/rosie-odonnells-sophisticated-grasp-of-mandarin-stuns-and-impresses-220029.php
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTspbPmV_g)

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 12th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Apparently they were patting themselves on the back about how everyone was talking about the show because of the DeVito Bender, and Rosie - never the brightest bulb on the string - mimicked a Chinese/Asias anchor talking about the episode by making noises like "Ching chong, ching chong..." (I didn't see it, but I've heard accounts from reliable sources).

I wouldn't put it up there with Richards and Gibson, and even protest has been pretty mild even in the Asian-American community from what I can tell, but it was beyond stupid and she needs to own up and apologize.

I would laugh too if I heard it. Everyone is so sensitive.

In my opinion every ethnicity has one slur that is just absolutely offensive to that ethnicity and this isn't one of them.

Would you have preferred Rosie O Donnell to say things that are associated with a certain country like say Japan as the language?

It was used in Scary Movie IV and I didn't hear any Asian group protest it.

Couver
Dec 12th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Apparently they were patting themselves on the back about how everyone was talking about the show because of the DeVito Bender, and Rosie - never the brightest bulb on the string - mimicked a Chinese/Asias anchor talking about the episode by making noises like "Ching chong, ching chong..." (I didn't see it, but I've heard accounts from reliable sources).

I wouldn't put it up there with Richards and Gibson, and even protest has been pretty mild even in the Asian-American community from what I can tell, but it was beyond stupid and she needs to own up and apologize.

While not as hateful as what Richards and Gibson said, I agree she MUST apologize. Especially in light of her homophobic allegations regarding what happend between Kelly Rippa and Clay Aiken.

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:02 AM
lol i thought it was insensitive but funny hahahha

its not a SLUR but it is on the side of bad, i dont care if she aologize or not cuz it's funny.

she's just abrasive



i can see how ching chong can be used as a slur, but she didn't mean it as one. take it in context.

tennisjunky
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:12 AM
get over it!!! people make freakin' big deals out of nothin'. who gives a fig. glad that rosie and company are laughin' it off, they should.

KBdoubleu
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:14 AM
people get worked up over the smallest of issues

Haute
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:15 AM
You know who The View should get as a co-host to replace Starr Jones? Margaret Cho! She can offend people left and right and no one will give a shit! :D

LeRoy.
Dec 13th, 2006, 01:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzPBk1p37Zw

LeRoy.
Dec 13th, 2006, 01:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qINiw6ub5U&mode=related&search=

Wigglytuff
Dec 13th, 2006, 02:08 AM
she didnt say anything about asian people she just imitated what the chinese sounds like to her. people do it ALL THE TIME. she didnt do anything racist, yes its ignorant to imitate a language, any language, but its not RACIST: hell last i checked chinese language is not a race.

Barrie_Dude
Dec 13th, 2006, 02:09 AM
Asians watch The View after Lisa Ling left?
Lisa was the only good thing about that crappy show!

Berlin_Calling
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:25 AM
i dont think this is offensive but i think it was hypocritical for Rosie to say it. she accused Kelly Ripa of being homophobic out of nowhere (which just proves how sensitive she is about this kind of matter) and then she makes this kind of comment. you know if Rosie were Asian, and someone said this, she would be offended, no doubt about it.

Drake1980
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:28 AM
Rosie rocks!!!!

tennisIlove09
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:32 AM
She didnt make an Asian slur. She used to do that type of thing on her show ALL the time. It seems since she joined the View it seems she is a target for criticism.

Randy H
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:43 AM
i dont think this is offensive but i think it was hypocritical for Rosie to say it. she accused Kelly Ripa of being homophobic out of nowhere (which just proves how sensitive she is about this kind of matter) and then she makes this kind of comment. you know if Rosie were Asian, and someone said this, she would be offended, no doubt about it.

That's basically how I feel too. I don't think it was overly offensive, just as I don't think Kelly's actions were overly offensive (though I find both come off as unprofessional). That said, I do feel Rosie is being hypocritical after she went on a tangent about Kelly. If Kelly had decided to make some stereotypical 'gay lisp' imitation, Rosie would be flipping her lid over it, I don't doubt that. People are sensitive about stuff like this, there's a fine line between what is just joking and what is going beyond that and it's hard to define where that is at. I just think that when you're on national television you have to be careful what you say, and if you are going to 'joke', then you have to be aware of when it is deemed appropriate (being around people who you know can see and take it as a joke), and when it's not appropriate. Rosie should apologize for the simple fact that she's called out others for similar things before - Stop criticizing others, if you're not prepared to own up to your own actions and lead by example with the things you are supposedly preaching.

Selah
Dec 13th, 2006, 04:14 AM
i dont think this is offensive but i think it was hypocritical for Rosie to say it. she accused Kelly Ripa of being homophobic out of nowhere (which just proves how sensitive she is about this kind of matter) and then she makes this kind of comment. you know if Rosie were Asian, and someone said this, she would be offended, no doubt about it.


That's exactly how I feel about it. Honestly, the thought of people "policing" everything people say that maybe offensive to someone else or some group is scary to me.

LeonHart
Dec 13th, 2006, 06:02 AM
It doesn't offend me but if Rosie meant that as a joke she failed miserably. Speaking from an asian perspective.