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Is it offensive? It seems ok to me. Can someone, preferably an Asian, explain why this is offensive.
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I have never seen the movie and must live under a rock as I had never heard that phrase or wording until today. 

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@haddon9   It is not about broken English.  It's about sexualizing Asian women.  

The orinigal quote  and context had to do with a sexual act.  

It had to do with the way longtime was used in a sentence.  

Long time, no see is okay to say.  We go down the shore in PA too....no problem.

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@Still Raining wrote:

Today on WOMEN'S DAY, QVC choose to send an email about loving an item LONGTIME.

 

That term is so loaded with innuendo that it can not be excused.  It is out there in popular culture, no missing it.  

Guess we have not come a long way baby 😢

 


Yes indeed, using a slur like that about a product invented by an Asian American woman on International Women's Day.

 

WAY TO GO QVC!!!!!

 

 

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  1. Please tell me what they wrote?  Thank you
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@LorelaiGilmore wrote:

Gotta love people excusing the racist email. The response should be one of understanding why the email was offensive, and not one of defensiveness or dismissiveness. 


Some people aren't bothered at all by racism and bigotry, Some endorse it too, it's the way this country is now.

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@Bookplate wrote:

I just received an email from the president of QVC apologizing for the offensive email.  

 


 

@Bookplate 

 

Nice that they realized their error and offered what sounded to me like a genuine apology.

 

I'm sure they'll do better in the future.

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Oh, yes! I remember seeing that and hesitating. It has no place in the marketing materials.  And the film scene depicted wartime sexism & exploitation against Asian women, & racist attitudes towards Black men...

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Re: Are you serious?

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I was not familiar with the expression, but it was obviously written with intention, not a typo, because it is not grammatically correct.  Really shocking that QVC would not catch this before it went out.  I have not seen QVC emails with poor grammar or typos, not that I am really reading them, but this was the SUBJECT line.

 

DISGRACEFUL!!!!

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@Carmie wrote:

@haddon9   It is not about broken English.  It's about sexualizing Asian women.  

The orinigal quote  and context had to do with a sexual act.  

It had to do with the way longtime was used in a sentence.  

Long time, no see is okay to say.  We go down the shore in PA too....no problem.


@Carmie Thanks for the simple explanation.  I just wasn't familiar with it.  There are a lot of movies that have been very popular which I have never seen.