Is Rosie O'Donnell Racist?
December 17, 2006 4:25am CST
If you've missed the buzz, O'Donnell made one of those ignoramus ol' ``ching-chong'' jokes in imitating how a news report about actor Danny DiVito might sound from China. DeVito had drawn widespread attention for an apparent drunken appearance on ``The View,'' a roundtable of women where O'Donnell is a co-host with Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. `You know,'' O'Donnell said on the recent show, ``you can imagine in China it's like: `Ching chong, ching chong chong, Danny DeVito, ching chong chong chong, drunk, `The View,' ching chong.'' Asian-American groups sent letters, and New York City Councilman John Liu called on Walters, the show's ostensible adult, to take punitive action. Do you think Rosie O'Donnell is racist or was this an acceptable joke. Are any Asian people offended by what she did? Thanks for your input.