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Rosie to Asians: Get Over It

12/9/2006 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'DonnellShe may not have used the N-word, but that doesn't mean Rosie O'Donnell is in the clear when it comes to race relations.

According to Page 6, Asian-Americans are fuming at "The View" host for saying that Danny DeVito's drunken antics made headlines in China that read: 'Ching chong, ching ching chong, Danny DeVito!"

"The use of the distorted phrases is insulting to the Chinese and Chinese-Americans, and gives the impression that they are a group that is substandard to English-speaking people," says the Asian-American Journalists Association. But Rosie's rep thinks they just don't get it: "I certainly hope that one day they will be able to grasp her humor."


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Robby    

I work P/T weekends (for past 3 yrs) as a Night Auditor in a hotel in Philly and we mostly have wedding guests staying on during weekends. We have hosted guests of pretty much all ethnic groups, mostly whites (anglo, irish, italian, etc. ), some blacks, some asians, some hispanic etc. I was born in India and tho not a Muslim (born Hindu but atheist) I get taunted with Osama/terrorist jokes all the time. Our hotel hosted the worst group of all - an Asian American group mostly all Chinese at our hotel - just this weekend Dec 9th. While I was just doing my front-desk duties these Chinese made racist terrorist and anti-muslim jokes, for no reason,stole from the hotel store and pretty much destroyed some rooms in the hotel. The chinese who are ranting/raving here should look in your own hearts. I am personally of the opinion that Chinese are the most racist (just go to China) and deserve to made fun of.

2874 days ago
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Janine    

Wow, Robby. I'm really disgusted with you. If you think Chinese people being racist makes them deserve being made fun of, then you are just as bad as they are.

Obviously, all you white people who keep saying "Get over it" have no idea what it is like to be a minority. So don't even try to say that asians are blowing it out of proportion. If you had been hearing crap like that about you all your life, you'd be mad too. It's not really just Rosie's opinion that makes me mad though. One ignorant problem, no big deal. But a bunch of other ignorant people siding with her: that's a problem. It just goes to show that no one really cares about Asians.

2873 days ago
63.

Rawr    

Sassy [#15] I LOVE you.
Rosie is a stupid ass. She's talking about Kelly Ripa being homophobic && shit because she told clay akien [w/e his name is] that she doesn't know where his hands have been. And when she makes a joke about asians she tells people to relax. Wow. She needs to stop picking fights. First Kelly Ripa, then Kristie Alley now this. HYPOCRITE!!

2873 days ago
64.

Donna West    

Well, this really puts her in the same category as Mel Gibson, Michael Richards etc. That is, drunk or not, get your fat foot out of your fat mouth. A racial slur is a racial slur.

2873 days ago
65.

Janie    

This whole thing about race, color, creed, nationality, religon....blah, blah, blah, is getting way out of hand. This country is a melting pot for everyone. There is a reason we live here. It's called FREEDOM!! Anyone remember this stupid war?Now those very people that have come here to our precious United States of America are bitching because they don't like the things people say. GET OVER IT!! Enough already. What about Americans? Do we have any rights left?? I don't think so. We have to be so careful what we say because we might offend someone. Stop being so serious about things said on TV. Change the channel if you don't like it. But Please, SHUT UP!!

2871 days ago
66.

Pserenity    

Isn't it ironic? Rosie slams Kelly Ripa for so-called homophobia which had nothing to do with being homophobic. Then she makes racist comments about Asians. Very hypocritical. As far as her representative saying that some people will never get her humor, racist remarks are not funny. Ignorance is no excuse. She needs to take a course in Cultural Diversity.

2871 days ago
67.

rsongia    

I agree with Kat. Rosie just doesn't make any sense anymore. How can she expect asians, or anyone else to take her comments in the spirit of humor, when she doesn't give anyone else the benefit of the doubt? The first time Kelly Rippa doesn't want some stranger putting his hand over her mouth in the middle of a TV interview, Rosie goes nuts and makes it into an issue of homophobia.

Then Rosie goes on to makes a joke that hinges on the fact that she doesn't understand Chinese and it sounds like just "ching chang chong" to her and she really can't see why her total ignorance, indifference and belittling imitation of the Chinese language might offend Chinese speaking people.

She's just full of garbage. I'm sure the Chinese community would be more wiling to overlook her stupid joke if she wasn't always the first big mouth to twist everyone else's words into a potential slight and then go on and on about it and how wrong and damaging such attitudes are to all of civilization.

2870 days ago
68.

Gramma    

I am so glad y'all speak english!

2865 days ago
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JIM    

Concerning RO's recent insult to Asian People. No one has mentioned that the final four of the most recent Survivor Show had several "Asian" contestants. Also, "Asian" SAT test takers have had numerous numerous higher scores for decades, and I am not Asian, nor have any Asian relatives, I am just a poster who believes in telling the truth. Based on a number of recent facts, people of Asian descent should be proud of themselves, not being bashed by a misfit like RO!

2852 days ago
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JG    

I have been disgusted with Rosie for many years and told my wife that the View made a very large mistake by adding her to their mix. True, people only watched and increased the ratings but at what cost? We are watching a true fanatic with a single dimensional mindset, a warped sense of PC and a very disgusting image. She needs to fade away to save the View from being dropped. She is just like the Dixie Chicks but without any talent whatsoever

2790 days ago
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