Yesterday, Rosie O’Donnell apologized for her “ching-chong” comments on The View, but a group of minority journos don’t think it sounded like an apology.
Said Rosie: “To say ching chong to someone is very offensive, and some Asian people have told me it’s as bad as the n-word. Which I was like, ‘Really? I didn’t know that.'”
Karen Lincoln Michel, president-elect of Unity: Journalists of Color Inc., via AP: “[It] really didn’t sound like an apology to me … I think by allowing Rosie O’Donnell’s cheap jabs at Chinese Americans to go unchecked, then the network is essentially condoning racial and ethnic slurs.”