Sunday, August 18, 2013

Must not refer to East Asians as "Orientals"

It's an old-fashioned word from the Latin but I don't see that it is racist.  The Orient is simply the East

 A media watchdog group recently declared that Seth MacFarlane’s new sitcom Dads is insensitive and racist.

One group that has taken particular offense to Seth MacFarlane’s Dads is Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA). The organization bills itself as “the only group solely dedicated to being a media watchdog for Asian American media issues.”

Deeply offended by some of the stuff found in the new sitcom, MANAA issued a stern letter to the folks at Fox asking them to reshoot some of the controversial scenes in question.

According to Digital Spy, the pilot episode of Dads features a character making reference to “Orientals.” The show also reportedly contains a few jokes made at the expense of the Chinese. Not surprisingly, the folks at MANAA aren’t exactly thrilled with the sitcom’s sense of humor.


I think the Chinese are big enough, strong enough and confident enough not to be bothered by some idiocy in an American comedy show.


Use the Name, Luke said...

Seth McFarlane's show is insensitive and offensive? Well duh! I thought that was his primary goal!

TheOldMan said...

I refer to them as "Ornamentals".