Friday, December 15, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell and the "ching chong" comments

If by some chance you haven't heard about Rosie O'Donnell's offensive and racist "ching chong" comments about Asians then where have you been the last few days? The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), UNITY - Journalists of Color, Inc., NY Councilman, John Liu and other insulted viewers wrote letters of complaint to O'Donnell and/or Barbara Walters about this issue requesting a public apology. Later on she eventually got around to giving a so-called "apology" that really didn't sound like an apology at all because it came off like another big joke to her.

I'm not Asian-American and I get how O'Donnell's comments were offensive and hurftul. Why is it that some white people still just don't get it? Their lack of understanding can be so frustrating at times. This only serves to remind me why this world will never truly be my home. Like Switchfoot sings:
It was a beautiful letdown the day I knew, that all the riches this world had to offer me would never do. In a world full of bitter pain and bitter doubt I was trying so hard to fit in, until I found out: I don't belong here...I will carry a cross and a song where I don't belong. It was a beautiful letdown when You found me here and for once in a rare blue moon I see everything clear.
If you're not happy with what O'Donnell said then I urge you to write a letter to her and/or Barbara Walters via ABC.com. Also, remember to pray for her. Why? 'Cause Jesus said to pray for those who do you wrong.
Visit Racialicious.com and Reappropriate.com for updates on the Rosie issue

9 comments:

AS said...

I AM Asian and I found her comments extremely offensive. Her apology - saying that she didn't know it would offend Asians - was even worse.

voice said...

Rosie is just another morally bankrupt loudmonth who puts down others as a means of exalting herself to justify her lifestyle.

jamey johnson said...

i cant agree with you more on your views about ROSIE (i dont know how folks get on TV)...Your creativity is great on your blog - i linked you to my "innovative folks" list - nice job SolShine7 - peace and God bless

dman said...

I don't agree with Rosie's comments she doesn't even have the rights to talk about somebody's race.

cynical-idealist said...

Hey, just wanted to drop by and say thinks for the linkup and for dropping by my blog. :)

And thanks for speaking out against racism. I do think that it's an ugly thing that should be done away with. If only everyone understood that we're all the same underneath.

fed-up said...

Frankly I have had enough of "rosie". If ABC allows her to stay on the "View" I guess its "Rosie View" offensive, rude,prejudice,and non-apologetic.

SolShine7 said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone! And Jamey, thanks for the adding me on your page. I enjoy your blog too!

David said...

I agree totally. Jesus Christ is the only one who can redeem us from racism.
Racism is rooted in selfishness which is a work of the flesh.
I want to join forces with the Christians of the blogosphere and work to remove racism from our society, starting with the church.

SolShine7 said...

David, thanks for the comment. I checked out your blog and enjoyed the post on racism. It was well-said.