Thursday, March 25, 2021

Gabrielle Union Vindicated After Jay Leno Apologizes for Anti Asian Jokes

Two years ago actress Gabrielle Union was fired from America's Got Talent for complainging about the racist and sexist envoirnment behind the scenes, including an incident where Jay Leno told anti-Asian jokes [click here if you missed that]. 

This week, in the wake of the murder of six Asian women in Atlanta [click here if you missed that], Jay Leno apologizes for his anti-Asian behavior...

In a joint statement released with the Media Action Network for Asian Americans Jay explains,
“At the time, there was a prevailing attitude that some group is always complaining about something, so don’t worry about it. Whenever we received a complaint, there would be two sides to the discussion: Either ‘We need to deal with this’ or ‘Screw ‘em if they can’t take a joke. Too many times I sided with the latter even when in my heart I knew it was wrong. That is why I am issuing this apology. I do not consider this particular case to be another example of cancel culture but a legitimate wrong that was done on my part.”