What was that saying about a land war in Asia? Perhaps it should be updated to include advise against getting into a media war w/ Asian-American activist groups over racist remarks. The latest round finds radio personality Adam Carolla & CBS taking on various Asian-American activist groups over a racist joke recently made by Carolla. Angry Asian Man has been following the developing story.
From the 2.6.06 Angry Asian Man update on the story:
This is a letter from the Center for Asian American Media, condemning Adam Carolla for his racist remarks and CBS Radio for its lack of response:
"I am writing to condemn Adam Carolla for his racist and insensitive comments on his radio program on January 24 ridiculing the Asian Excellence Awards broadcast on AZN Television. Even sadder has been the lack of response by CBS Radio's 97.1 Free FM (KLSX-FM).
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a proud supporter of creative work that often pushes social boundaries, encourages challenging humor. But this situation is an example of bad humor that has gone too far. Within the spoof, Mr. Carolla's show substituted "ching chong" repeatedly to ridicule a show that was in English. We all know good humor is often shocking, but Mr. Carolla's skit merely revived age-old stereotypes that have no place in today's America.
Clearly Mr. Carolla found the rare example of the celebration of Asian American achievement an easy target. While he does have the right to express his humor, doing so with racial epithets is unconsionable. Mr. Carolla should be held accountable for his derogatory antics."
Read the rest here.
And I was just starting to forget my Sarah Silverman, Etc. post.