Tag Archives: China

Sorry if you were offended, mockable Chinese people

Making fun of people who do not speak English! Plinky plinky music! Kara-TAY! “Do they call Chinese food in China just food?” Nunchucks! Chinese herbs for “performance”! OH HO HO HO HO HO HA HA HA that’s not racist (or hack-y) at all. Oh … Continue reading

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Lousy apology for the most racist ad EVER?

Here is an ad by a Chinese detergent company. (All the trigger warnings for mega-racism.)

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If you really want to be helpful, don’t let the twins moon the judge

It’s possible to be harmed by peanuts even if you don’t have a peanut allergy. In 2009 a widespread salmonella outbreak was traced back to the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). Hundreds of people got sick when they ate tainted … Continue reading

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Making fun of those accents is how I stay sane

Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) went to a trade event in China during a state visit. Not her first visit there. Noting the large attendance, she tweeted, “Más de 1.000 asistentes al evento… ¿Serán todos de “La Cámpola” … Continue reading

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holiday parties and apologizing for excess

A few years ago my husband Jonathan and I had a party. One of our guests, an acquaintance from the local playground (this is how you meet people when you’re a young parent in NYC), had a little too much … Continue reading

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