Monday, September 29, 2014
Article: Famous American show showered in tweets of criticism over racist Asian tweet
Source: Yonhap News via Nate [original article here]
The Colbert Report tweeted, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever"
Later clarified, "For the record @ColbertReport is not controlled by Stephen Colbert or his show. He is @StephenAtHome Sorry for the confusion #CancelColbert"
1. [+938, -38] They can't even pronounce bulgogi ㅎ They say it instead like bbulkoki, what a load of dog barking noises
2. [+558, -30] Let's be honest, we're guilty of that too. We imitate the Chinese language on comedy programs saying sshing shong deng shyong~wa~ wo ta sa~, right???
3. [+313, -33] Korea's guilty of it too... In that song "That Woman", there's a part in the lyrics where it straight up calls Vietnamese women slaves -_- Let's take a moment to reflect
4. [+24, -1] Koreans imitate Americans by saying shalla shalla too... ㅋㅋ
5. [+19, -4] It's not Asian racist but Chinese racist. Ching chong is usually used to refer to make fun of the Chinese.
6. [+15, -2] Koreans are worse when it comes to imitating foreign languages... ㅋㅋ
7. [+9, -0] See guys, look how this is considered offensive. Even in Korea, gagmen will be on TV imitating South East Asian accents... Imagine how offended they feel. Let's put an end to this.
8. [+7, -1] Can't they just laugh it off as a joke? I mean, even Koreans imitate foreign accents on gag programs, is that considered racist too? Once you start getting mad over stunts on comedy programs, there's really no end to the amount of things that should be considered offensive.