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I am happy to see that QVC appologized.  It was the right thing to do.

 

I would hate to be the person who wrote the e-mail with the slur...I bet they won't do that again.

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I think this discussion shows the vast differences in demographics/political leanings among us. I'd argue most QVC viewers are more conservative and older. I am just 40 yo, liberal, and from a state on one of our coasts. I was appalled by the initial email. It's considered hugely offensive among AAPI people yet is still around in the zeitgeist, though becoming cringey and questioned if used casually as it was even 15 years ago or so.
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What did the email say?
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Re: Are you serious?

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@Commoner Exec Mr Wilkes wrote:

Those who "don't get it" won't get it, despite attempts to explain.

 

They are lucky and blessed I suppose to not understand. 


@Commoner Exec Mr Wilkes I'm not familiar with the movie or the expression.  However I have heard,  "Longtime,  no see".  As far as I know it's been around much longer than 1987.  Is that considered an Asian slur too?  I sincerely would like to know.

 

 

ETA:  I understand that it's broken English but here in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area we have a popular broken English phrase that says, "Going down the shore" rather than "Going to the shore".  Is it about broken English?

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@qcarg wrote:
What did the email say?

@qcarg 

 

See message #48.  @Bookplate copied it exactly.

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@KewVeeSeaANDme wrote:
I think this discussion shows the vast differences in demographics/political leanings among us. I'd argue most QVC viewers are more conservative and older. I am just 40 yo, liberal, and from a state on one of our coasts. I was appalled by the initial email. It's considered hugely offensive among AAPI people yet is still around in the zeitgeist, though becoming cringey and questioned if used casually as it was even 15 years ago or so.

What is not ok for me is that we can't all agree that the language was offensive and racist. There is no excuse for that, regardless of political affiliation or age.

“…nevertheless, she persisted.”
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This country's inhabitants have for the longest time dismissed its bigotry as "nothing to see here". Turning a blind eye is the norm.
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What did the email say?
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So sad that some people see nothing wrong with this. Not surprising though.

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Re: Are you serious?

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I agree. Anyone posting that an obvious racist insult is no big deal should be ashamed. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that email line this morning. I'm a 62 year old caucasion woman and knew what it meant.

 

The apology email sent by Mike Fitzharris is a master class in the correct way to write an apology. I found it impressive.