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My Kingdom
Reblogged from mooshumuffin  4,956 notes

rhydonmyhardon:

icedragonqueen:

windypicnic:

"Ellen Reads Her Chinese Viewers’ Names"

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Ellen mispronounces Chinese people’s names and she and her audience laugh at them cuz it’s racistly funny apparently

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Ellen uses “American” interchangeably with “English”, as in, the language.

At 2:30: "This one, they didn’t even try to do American, this is just Chinese."

The comments are turned off on this video, but how was this even cleared to be aired?? Fuck you Ellen. This isn’t the first time you’ve been racist on your show.

This is why you weaboos/koreaboos/white ppl CANNOT give yourself a “japanese” or "korean" or "chinese" name for yourself (or any name from a language and culture that’s not your own). Whites take our names as jokes and we’re mocked for it in real life and in the media. 

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We’re constantly othered, demeaned, and fetishized. Trash like you butcher our names and turn them into racist caricatures.

Our names are precious and beautiful and meaningful in ways you can’t begin to understand. Our names are carefully crafted together by our parents/family.

You trash don’t deserve to utter our names. Fuck you.

Okay I admit most of the things on this post are racist like the news thing, but the people laughing on Ellen were laughing because she can’t pronounce the names right like most people can’t it’s not her fault her audience laughed at her it wasn’t intentionally meant to be racist. Ellen is one of the nicest and funniest people around and her being a lesbian she obviously knows what it’s like to be discriminated against. Don’t blow up on Ellen for this because people do a lot worse than this.

"it wasn’t intentionally meant to be racist"

"Ellen’s a lesbian so she should know what it’s like to be discriminated against"

That’s like saying that minorities can’t be homophobes because they “know what it’s like to be discriminated against”, don’t be comparing different kinds of discrimination. There’s plenty of discrimination that we have never experienced and therefore aren’t very aware of.

Point is that she should’ve known better, the crew should’ve known better, the producers should’ve known better, the network should’ve known better. Period.