Group Rejects Rosie's Quasi-apology to Asians
Rosie O'Donnell's bid to make nice after painting the Chinese language as only so much "ching-chong, ching-chong," didn't fly with Unity: Journalists of Color, Inc., a group representing more than 10,000 reporters. On Thursday's The View, Rosie said, "Asian people have told me that ['ching chong'] is as bad as the N-word. I was like, 'Really? I didn't know that.' It was never my intent to mock, and I'm sorry for those who felt hurt. [But] there's a good chance I'll do something like that again... 'cause that's how my brain works." That, Unity's president-elect tells the AP, "really didn't sound like an apology to me. By allowing [such] cheap jabs... to go unchecked, [ABC] is essentially condoning [slurs]." Didn't all this slurring start with Danny DeVito?