John Liu thinks Rosie’s weak apology is acceptable

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

What is up with our Asian American leaders? First Guy Aoki hands Adam “Ching Chong” Carolla a yellow pass, now John Liu is accepting Rosie “I still think it was funny” O’Donnell’s apology. I just got this in my inbox:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: John Choe
Date: Dec 14, 2006 2:37 PM
Subject: [JohnLiuNYCCouncil] CM Liu Accepts Rosie O’Donnell’s Apology for Anti-Asian Caricature

Dear Friends,

Rosie O’Donnell apologized today for her stereotypical caricature of
Chinese people on “The View,” a talk show broadcast over the ABC
Network. For more information, please see links to recent news
reports below.

Council Member John Liu will be on television tonight to discuss
Rosie’s apology and to highlight the broader issue of promoting more
understanding in our society. The discussion will be broadcast on CNN
Headline News at 11:01 PM (EST).

John Choe | Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member John C. Liu
The Council of the City of New York