Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Racist not to like Mexican food?

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno has criticized college students for being too 'politically correct' and not knowing what racism actually means.

The retired talk show legend lambasted a former intern during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday.

The 64-year-old comedian, who has been performing college shows around the country, described how the youngster told him he was 'racist' when he said he didn't like Mexican food.

He said: 'College kids now are so politically correct. I mean, to the point where — I'll give you an example, we had interns at the show, college interns.

'Like, the last year of the show, one of the interns comes and says, "Mr. Leno, I'm getting lunch. what do you want?' I said, 'I don't know, where are you going?'

'He said, "we're getting Mexican." I said, "I don't really like Mexican." He goes, "whoa, that's kind of racist".'

Leno then shouts: 'That's not racist.'  'No, being anti-guacamole is not racist, okay? You have no idea what racism is. That's not racist, you idiot, you moron.'



C. S. P. Schofield said...

it's especially not racist since the American idea of "Mexican" food (which I happen to rather like) has next to nothing to do with what people actually eat in Mexico. Just as "Chinese" food in America has as much to do with America as it does with China, and so on. Oh, these "ethnic' cuisines are derived, in some part, from their "home" countries, but they are mostly the product of the interaction between immigrant populations and the baseline American culture. This is mostly good (though I would like to see the Bell Pepper sneaking its way into fewer cuisines based on countries it is foreign to, but I loath bell peppers), but it makes disliking on or another cuisine a matter of taste rather than race.

Anonymous said...

"Racist" is simply an attack word, like "Nazi" and "fascist", etc.

Use the Name, Luke said...

I have to wonder if this intern had pushed the #BlackLivesMatter meme while being offended at #AllLivesMatter.

President Not Sure said...

C.S.P. - I have a friend who moved to Hong Kong for work and lived there for almost a decade. He loves telling this story about the first time he ordered a "beef" soup at a restaurant. Being an American he didnt consider the cow eyeballs staring back at him from the soup to constitute "beef". Turned out he loved it and now has trouble finding cow eyeball soup at American Chinese restaurants.

Bird of Paradise said...

There's quite a few racsists in the black community like AL SHARPTON,JESSIE JACKSON,LOUIS FARAHKAN,MALCOME X,the NBPP and leftists director SPIKE LEE