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(SFGate)   Asiana drops lawsuit against KTVU, according to statement released by public relations rep Wi No Soo   (sfgate.com) divider line 112
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2013-07-17 03:05:15 PM  
That seems quite reasonable.  Embarrass KTVU publicly with the threat of a lawsuit, make everyone realize just how ignorant the Americans in question are about Korean names, and then withdraw it before Asiana really wastes any money on a lawsuit of pride.

Asiana Airlines said earlier this week that it intended to sue KTVU for "using racially charged epithets" that "disparaged Asiana, its employees and all Asians."

Hong Kong Phooey-esque plays on words are not racial epithets.  As a joke it was ignorant and racially insensitive, but "epithet" has a meaning and those don't meet it.
 
2013-07-17 03:10:16 PM  
Lord help me, I love these headlines.
 
2013-07-17 03:11:09 PM  
The Salon.com community frowns upon your shenanigans, Submitter.
 
2013-07-17 03:11:13 PM  
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2013-07-17 03:11:51 PM  
Can't believe that Asiana would have the gall to file a lawsuit against anyone, given its own massive fark-up.  If anything, this would no doubt encourage anyone and everyone to file lawsuits against the airline itself.  And rightly so.
 
2013-07-17 03:12:32 PM  
 I hope KTVU orders out for Chinese, and orders out often. Be sure to include coke in your orders,  KTVU.
 
2013-07-17 03:12:48 PM  
Gene Masseth approves of this decision.
 
2013-07-17 03:13:24 PM  

factoryconnection: That seems quite reasonable.  Embarrass KTVU publicly with the threat of a lawsuit, make everyone realize just how ignorant the Americans in question are about Korean names, and then withdraw it before Asiana really wastes any money on a lawsuit of pride.

Asiana Airlines said earlier this week that it intended to sue KTVU for "using racially charged epithets" that "disparaged Asiana, its employees and all Asians."

Hong Kong Phooey-esque plays on words are not racial epithets.  As a joke it was ignorant and racially insensitive, but "epithet" has a meaning and those don't meet it.


Well it is racist, though. "Asians speak bad English and their own language sounds funny therefore they are inferior" is the usual yarn. Sometimes people leave out that last part, sometimes it's implied, but rarely is it not in there somewhere.

Epithet? No. I can think of some epithets, but these ain't them.
 
2013-07-17 03:13:42 PM  
Wi Soo Solly
 
2013-07-17 03:14:39 PM  

vudukungfu: I hope KTVU orders out for Chinese, and orders out often. Be sure to include coke in your orders,  KTVU.


I hear the Cream of Sum Yung Gui is pretty good.
 
2013-07-17 03:14:42 PM  
What were the names, I'm too lazy to google.
 
2013-07-17 03:14:59 PM  
Sub Bee Winn

Yu Oh Mi Keyboard

/Me rove you rong time
 
2013-07-17 03:15:30 PM  
So I guess Heywood Jablome, Jacques Strap, and Mike Hunt are also racial epitaphs.
 
2013-07-17 03:15:52 PM  
This headline is lacist.
 
2013-07-17 03:17:19 PM  
Typical, screw up in a major way then sue someone to show that you are a victim too.
 
2013-07-17 03:18:35 PM  
This is like the people who tried to sue Budweiser for the Great White nightclub fire... "Screw it, we don't need to sue whoever is at fault, just the ones who have the most money."

justanotherfarkinfarker: What were the names, I'm too lazy to google.


Sum Ting Wong

Ho Lee Fuk

Wi Tu Lo

Bang Ding Ow
 
2013-07-17 03:18:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-17 03:19:29 PM  
In Asiana Air's defense, the plane did land on the runway.

Well, most of it.
 
2013-07-17 03:21:06 PM  
2 wongs don't make a right
 
2013-07-17 03:21:19 PM  
www.blogher.com

RIP ASIAN ANNA
 
2013-07-17 03:22:23 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: What were the names, I'm too lazy to google.


Capt Sum Ting Wong
Wi Tu Lo

only two I remember
 
2013-07-17 03:22:45 PM  
We have yet to hear from the CEO of asiana; Mi no tak jok
 
2013-07-17 03:23:34 PM  
i.imgur.com

/ Hot like...that steam pipe on Brannigan's ship
 
2013-07-17 03:23:37 PM  

monoski: justanotherfarkinfarker: What were the names, I'm too lazy to google.

Capt Sum Ting Wong
Wi Tu Lo

only two I remember


Ho lee fuk

And

Bang ding ow
 
2013-07-17 03:24:40 PM  
Wi No Soo isn't their spokesperson.  Wi-wa Wong is.
 
2013-07-17 03:24:55 PM  
Why is racist. Isn't it just funny? Wouldn't you expect other cultures to have the odd laugh at you words if they sounded like something in their language?

Of course there was a girl at my school called "Sharon Fitzjohn" I always had a laugh about that :).
 
2013-07-17 03:25:04 PM  

factoryconnection: That seems quite reasonable.  Embarrass KTVU publicly with the threat of a lawsuit, make everyone realize just how ignorant the Americans in question are about Korean names, and then withdraw it before Asiana really wastes any money on a lawsuit of pride.

Asiana Airlines said earlier this week that it intended to sue KTVU for "using racially charged epithets" that "disparaged Asiana, its employees and all Asians."

Hong Kong Phooey-esque plays on words are not racial epithets.  As a joke it was ignorant and racially insensitive, but "epithet" has a meaning and those don't meet it.


On the one hand, if these names were on a receipt at the local Chipolte or Applebee's, the interwebs would be looking for blood and the jobs of everyone involved.

But because THEY CRASHED A SUPERLINER AND KILLED THREE PEOPLE BECAUSE THE PILOT WAS AN INEXPERIENCED AND INCOMPETENT FARK!!!!, we're all so teeheeheeheeethat'sfunnyteeheehee.

/moral: make sure your outrage doesn't come back and bite you
 
2013-07-17 03:25:54 PM  
The lawsuit was dropped like an Asiana 777 landing at San Francisco airport.
 
2013-07-17 03:25:57 PM  
Good thing they hired Lei Ying Lo as their new lawyer.
 
2013-07-17 03:26:01 PM  
And a "Tie-ess-a mo-cum boo-die-ay. Tie-ess-a mo-cum boo" to you. . . .
 
2013-07-17 03:27:22 PM  
I thought it was funny as hell when I finally realized what the names said.
 
2013-07-17 03:29:54 PM  
I love these headlines so much.
 
2013-07-17 03:30:02 PM  
two other names that can be added to the mix

ho-lee-chit
pai-lot-sux
 
2013-07-17 03:30:14 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: What were the names, I'm too lazy to google.


Wi Tu Lo was one of them.
 
2013-07-17 03:31:03 PM  

Cavemankiwi: Why is racist. Isn't it just funny? Wouldn't you expect other cultures to have the odd laugh at you words if they sounded like something in their language?


No, you see, pointing out that it's not actually racist makes you a racist.
 
2013-07-17 03:31:44 PM  

Person: So I guess Heywood Jablome, Jacques Strap, and Mike Hunt are also racial epitaphs.


I had no idea those three guys died.
 
2013-07-17 03:34:55 PM  

Person: So I guess Heywood Jablome, Jacques Strap, and Mike Hunt are also racial epitaphs.


As is Mike Litoris (another KTVU gaffe from about three years ago)...
 
2013-07-17 03:34:59 PM  
I knew an exchange student named Wo Wong Wei once.  When I heard it, I thought it was joke.  I still think he was farking with us.
 
2013-07-17 03:38:12 PM  

litespeed74: 2 wongs don't make a right


But three rights make a zuo...
 
2013-07-17 03:38:24 PM  
Fellas lets hear it for Candy! She'll be dancing  on the side stage for the next song in case  she didn't get a chance to make it your way. And now, our next lady making her way to the main stage, everyone give it up for ASIANA!
 
2013-07-17 03:38:56 PM  

litespeed74: 2 wongs don't make a right

white

thatswasis.jpg
 
2013-07-17 03:39:16 PM  
Hey Calbert!  Calbert!!!
 
2013-07-17 03:39:33 PM  
+1 subby
 
2013-07-17 03:40:54 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: factoryconnection: That seems quite reasonable.  Embarrass KTVU publicly with the threat of a lawsuit, make everyone realize just how ignorant the Americans in question are about Korean names, and then withdraw it before Asiana really wastes any money on a lawsuit of pride.

Asiana Airlines said earlier this week that it intended to sue KTVU for "using racially charged epithets" that "disparaged Asiana, its employees and all Asians."

Hong Kong Phooey-esque plays on words are not racial epithets.  As a joke it was ignorant and racially insensitive, but "epithet" has a meaning and those don't meet it.

On the one hand, if these names were on a receipt at the local Chipolte or Applebee's, the interwebs would be looking for blood and the jobs of everyone involved.

But because THEY CRASHED A SUPERLINER AND KILLED THREE PEOPLE BECAUSE THE PILOT WAS AN INEXPERIENCED AND INCOMPETENT FARK!!!!, we're all so teeheeheeheeethat'sfunnyteeheehee.

/moral: make sure your outrage doesn't come back and bite you


To be fair, the pilot only killed two people. The rescue team killed the other.
 
2013-07-17 03:41:58 PM  
I think it's fair to say that all races have names that get made fun of.
 
2013-07-17 03:42:42 PM  

litespeed74: 2 wongs don't make a right


No, 2 wongs make a baby wong
 
2013-07-17 03:43:21 PM  

The Banana Thug


Can't believe that Asiana would have the gall to file a lawsuit against anyone, given its own massive fark-up.


The best defense is a good offense.
 
2013-07-17 03:44:19 PM  

TheGregiss: I thought it was funny as hell when I finally realized what the names said.


Did it take you a while?
 
2013-07-17 03:46:13 PM  

Boxcutta: The Salon.com community frowns upon your shenanigans, Submitter.


I don't know why they keep going after Patton Oswald.  It's like watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Roadrunner.
 
2013-07-17 03:48:22 PM  

zabadu: I think it's fair to say that all races have names that get made fun of.


That isn't true - Mike Hunt 2013
 
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