Rosie O’Donnell is catching some serious flack with The Asian American Journalists Association for this clip:
The AAJA says, “We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to call attention to what we consider a mockery of the Chinese language and, in effect, a perpetuation of stereotypes of Asian Americans as foreigners or second-class citizens. 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.”
So, she doesn’t speak Chinese, and when put on the spot she resorted to some “funny” noises. Big whoop. Next thing you know, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is gonna come over and yell at me when I ask the busboy for a “glass-o of water-o.” Oh my god! I’m racist too! Someone call Cesar Chavez!