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Rosie finally apologizes

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 13th 2006 2:42PM
Rosie O'DonnellThe fall-out from Rosie's "ching-chong" moment on The View continues. In case you missed it, Rosie - commenting on Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on the show - said that the story was so huge that even Chinese papers were covering it. "Ching chong ching ching ching chong Danny DeVito ching ching chong drunk The View ching chong."

To date, Rosie's response, made through her publicist, has been along the lines of "get over it." As you might imagine, this response hasn't exactly been embraced by certain Asian-American public figures and organizations including New York City Councilman John Liu. (You can see Liu's letter to Barbara Walters and other Asian-American organizations' responses to the incident at AngryAsianMan.com.)

Today, however, Rosie actually apologized in her own, strangely ironic way. Utilizing a bastardized version of the Japanese poetic form the haiku, Rosie wrote to one of her Asian fans via her blog:

i am sorry it hurt u
i didnt think of it the way it was taken
i will b more sensitive
promise.

I was just watching The View, however, and I'm not sure Rosie actually understands why anyone would be offended at what she said. Barbara imitated a German man who was sitting next to her at dinner, and in response, Rosie freaked in a playful way - "Was that a German accent? You're going to get letters." Clearly, Rosie doesn't understand that she wasn't doing a Chinese accent. She was doing a buck-toothed Mickey Rooney impersonation from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Rosie doesn't need to set out on a Michael Richards-style apology tour, but seriously, a woman who gets her panties in a twist over the slightest, perceived homophobic gesture, could at least pretend to understand why Asian-Americans might be offended at her spontaneous chingchongery.


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Nancy Wiman

What about Rosie that creates fans to begin with? I don't understand. She is crude,angry, obnoxious, loudmouthed,homosexual, and no talent or class. Why does she keep turning up on television? Opinions are like (you know what) and everyone has one. It doesn't mean we should be subjected to such drivel.

February 09 2007 at 12:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TC

Once again this odd, demented person proves she can only add anguish to people lives, and demonstrates her profound ability to add absolutely nothing substantial to the dialogue about anything. Yet many of the masses hang on her "expert commentary".

No wonder the Russians never understood us.

January 30 2007 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
James Laley

The VIEW. come on, These women have done more to set back womens lib than any man could do
Rosie O donnell, is the most uninformed moronic person to be allowed to be given a platform to vent.
She should have to be given a test every morning before the show.
That test would consist of current affairs,history, and life skills.
She is a testament to the very disturbing trend of people who talk but nothing of substance comes out.
all hot air,all the time. She makes it tough to be I rish.
jim

January 30 2007 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mitch

What Rosie did was innocent as can be. See at the core of her being she is completely and totally honest, not a false note in her repertoire. She may not always, in fact is usually not tactful, and can be loud and overbearing and all the things people are saying about her, but all those things are erased again by the honesty, truth and incomparable realness which defines her at her core. Yes Barbara Walters seems to be "classy" but I was always taught and I firmly believe that class is defined by one thing: the way you treat other people and how genuine you are with them. Barbara Walter in that case is not classy in the least. Her treatment of Star was the first indication of her lack of class. She was willing to go along with whatever Star said or rather lied as to why she was leaving the show, rather than to say she was fired. And when Star chose to tell the truth, any semblance of class Ms. Walters might have clung to was gone. To sit ladylike and keep quiet about her feelings and opinions only suggests evil and dishonesty lurking within. Rosie may not always be tactful and display her opinions, feelings and truths in the most acceptable manner but I'll take a brash truthsayer anyway over a genteel and ladylike liar each and every time. I never watched the View until Rosie came along. She treats every person that she encounters the same, no matter their station, class or place in society and in life. This is an even greater indication/sign of true class, and has nothing to do with her loudness, brashness, "obnoxiusness". As for her talking incessantly about her sexuality, you must understand when for so long you do not have a voice, a voice which is the very essence of your being, and then after years are given one, you too would tend to overdo it, having felt like being released from a prison of sorts, and elation that goes beyond expression. And why homosexuals want to marry and have it recognized is beyond me. The divorce rate among heterosexuals is 65% plus in this country. Who wants to emulate such a disgraceful and failing institution. Straight people aren't doing such a good job with the very thing they call sacred and are trying to protect. Better yet they should try to "protect" those numbers from suggesting what a failure and mockery they have made of marriage by working harder to bring that percentage down in this country, rather than tryint to keep same sex people from entering into the fray. Perhaps if they did their successful monogamy might just impact that disgusting and pathetic percentage. Leave Rosie alone. She is not motivated by money and greed, as are most people, particularly network executives, and celebrities and all the people who condemn her. She is motivated by doing what's right, treating people as they deserve to be treated, and however she might miss the mark sometimes, her intentions are always the epitome of class and genuineness and she could run rings around Trump, Walters, and any of them any day any time any place anywhere!

January 26 2007 at 12:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toni

Like they say, any publicity is good publicity. Rosie will take the bad publicity because that is all she can get. She went from likeable and funny "years" ago to an obnoxious person. She seems to stir up trouble to put her face in the news.

January 24 2007 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
phil

While our soliders are being killed everyday, all you hear about is Rosie O Donnell and Donald Trump's fued, two complete idiots acting like poorly disciplined children. They are both losers, disgusting and have no respect, honor or integrity.

SHUT UP!!

And why do we care? Why?!?!

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January 18 2007 at 6:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Q

this is relevant, this is what would happen if Rosie made first contact with an extra terrestrial species:

http://rosiefirstcontact.ytmnd.com/

January 17 2007 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marynelle

Rosie is an embarressement period. I use to like her on her show when she was funny but not cruel and insenitve. I don't watch the View anymore.

She's an embarressement expecially to women.

January 16 2007 at 4:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
flax seed

What I dont understand is why everyone keeps supporting this kind of behavior, I mean, quit watching her show and when the ratings plummet so will she.

January 10 2007 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Harold Steffee

I have no use for Ms Odonnel at all and have not watched the View since she began on the show and I was a regurlar fan. To put it bluntly she is a Bitch. That is my kindest description for her This goes back farther than the View.

January 09 2007 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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