The staff at The Hollywood Gossip is fairly intelligent, but we’re having difficulty following the recent logic of Rosie O’Donnell.
The co-host on The View made an innocent gesture by Kelly Ripa into an alleged incident of homophobia because those going out of their way to construe it that way could possibly find a way to do so.
But now that members of the Asian-American community are expressing offense over recent Rosie remarks, the occasional actress has little remorse concerning the feelings of this minority group.
The situation makes O’Donnell more of a hypocrite than Rachel Bilson is an odd dresser. Here’s what transpired:
Commenting on December 5 about a visit to the ABC show by an inebriated Danny DeVito, O’Donnell said:
“The fact is that it’s news all over the world. That you know, you can imagine in China it’s like: ‘Ching chong. Danny DeVito, ching chong, chong, chong, chong. Drunk. The View. Ching chong.’ “
While cute little Asian, Suri Cruise, didn’t have a comment, O’Donnell responded coldly to others on her website with:
“It was not my intent to mock … I do many accents and probably will continue to. My mom in law impression offends some southerners. What can you do? I come in peace.”
However, the explanation did not satisfy many, including New York City councilman John C. Liu, who sent a letter to View executive producer Barbara Walters.
Liu told FOXNews.com on Monday: “The ‘ching-chong’ bit is not a trivial matter. It really hits a raw nerve for many people in the community — many like myself, who grew up with these kinds of taunts. We all know that it never ends at the taunts.”
We agree. For someone who defends the honor of Clay Aiken, even when it doesn’t need defending, Rosie should know better.