Asiana Flight 214 Pilot Name Gag

Sunday, July 28, 2013
Posted in category Victimology State

If you haven’t seen this KTVU broadcast with the anchor reading off fake names, watch the video before it is removed from YouTube. An intern had passed on some false information, and the gaffe eventually made its way on air. Three people have been fired from the station. What I find to be amazing – though never surprising – is that the whole schtick is being deemed a racist act on the part of someone who had too much time on their hands and had some fun with names. The act of using humor to make up Asian names that sound like American nether regions is hardly a “racist” act. I was first shown this in a meeting at work, and it was so damn funny I thought the video itself was a joke. I had to google it to believe it. Here’s the Huffington Post story.

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7 Responses to Asiana Flight 214 Pilot Name Gag

  1. jeannie queenie says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Made my day, can’t stop LMAO..this was good Karen.
    Funny thing is that a Chinese American lady friend in Boston sends me Chinese jokes all the time.. To the video above, I would add a Chinese steward named Won Hung Lo.

    As a kid in Detroit I remember the first time I heard a Confucius joke…Confucius say, “Wash face in morning and neck at night”. Sounds about right to me.

  2. jeannie queenie says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    For all the PC twits who can’t laugh at anything, I have the mother of all ethnic jokes…sorry for the length K! An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a
    German, an Indian, several Americans (including a southerner, a New
    Englander, and a Californian, an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a
    Slovakian, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New
    Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a
    Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a
    Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a
    Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a
    Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a
    Venezuelan, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Brazilian, a
    Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a
    Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a
    Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, a Aruban, an
    Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a
    Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Qatari, an
    Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Kyrgyzstani, a Jamaican, a
    Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, a Ecuadorian, a Costa
    Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a
    Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and 47 Africans walk into a fine
    restaurant…
    “I’m sorry,” said the maître d’, scrutinizing the group one by one and
    barred their entrance saying “sorry, you can’t come in here without a
    Thai..”

  3. jeannie queenie says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    It’s Sunday night, what can I say…more on Chinese… Did you hear about the Chinese couple that had a blonde baby?

    They named him “Sum Ting Wong”

  4. Dave says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Karen. I am disappointed in this post. But not because you are wrong necessarily.

    As an Asian who is a strong libertarian, I have become disgusted with how politically correct our country has become. I wish we were able be much more open about race like we were in the past with out being crucified for doing so.

    Especially so since political correctness does not apply to everyone equally in this country. I am not going to demand a national outcry because of what aired on TV, but clearly there is a double standard in this country when it comes to political correctness and Asians.

    Keep in mind that the big story that came of this was whether Korean culture was to blame for the crash. Hmmm. What do you think was being implied there? Was it that Asians can’t drive? 

    Imagine the outrage if this was an African Airline that had crashed and authors started mentioning the Bell Curve and started wondering whether black people had the necessary IQ to operate an airliner. We all know that angle would be buried in the mass media and never see the light of day.

    So take a stand against political correctness all you want. But understand that it is a mistake to lump all minorities together when you make your arguments because America is hardly ever politically correct when it comes to Asians. While black people are widely cast as scientists and doctors in Hollywood, you never see Asians cast in anything other than the same tired roles Asians always get cast in.

    I am curious why, if you wanted to take a stand against PC culture, you don’t attack political correctness in our country when it comes to black people or Jews. Could it possibly be because no one will criticize you for attacking Asians who cry PC, while you know there is an associated cost to being critical of other minorities?

    Hopefully the future we find ourselves in won’t be a future where people are more sensitive to Asians, but a world where we can say anything about anybody. If this is a world you value, then lets see you be a bit more ambitious in who you target for being too PC!

  5. Dave says:

    July 29th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    The story gets even better: http://slothed.com/2013/07/23/korean-news-station-pokes-fun-at-ktvu-with-fake-american-pilot-names-after-southwest-airlines-landing-gear-failure/

  6. martha says:

    July 29th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Dear Karen…. Really appreciate you posting this… However, there possibly be more behind it than a “racist” joke….
    There’s at least onbe website that is pobnting out discrepancies with the plane itself… and wonders if this entire episode might be a ‘[hoax’ based on a drill…
    And that the “funny” Chinese names may have come from a “whistleblower of the hoax… “Sum Ting Wong”….
    Sorry… but it makes lots more sense to me than just hilarity…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CQLusGZBf4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUceQcELWQTm9ge7BY0Mcdnw

  7. Otaddy says:

    July 30th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Proof that the MSM is a bunch of incompetent fools who cannot bother to check their facts.  

    Nothing but a bunch of talking heads…

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