I can’t believe people are actually saying “it’s just a joke, take it easy!” to offended people who are protesting against Jimmy Kimmel’s “kill all chinese” joke. Most of these people probably won’t react the same if the phrase “kill all jews” or “kill all blacks” were uttered instead. Ugh, it just makes me sick to my stomach. I can’t believe I used to like Jimmy Kimmel’s show. fuck.
Once a joke like this is made and we don’t stand up for ourselves, these jokes will become more frequent. Can you imagine being told to die just cause you’re a certain race? I’ve had people tell me to “go back to where I came from” and call me a chink. I ended up with this horrible, helpless feeling, like somehow I really was inferior.
Even though Kimmel apologized, I don’t feel like it’s sincere enough. If ABC/Kimmel has the balls to air that “joke”, they should have the balls to apologize on air as well. And I mean during their show, not just as a side little thing and brush it off.
Seriously, genocide is not a joke, and even if we’re “blowing it out of proportion”, it’s our right to be offended and stand up for what we think is right or wrong. So don’t tell us not to be offended.
If you have or are going to sign the petition, thank you v_v <3~
You need to calm down. It was honestly just a joke and I see no need to get so angry.
hahah you’re right, it’s so funny someone tells us that we should be killed. it’s also hilarious when people call me a chink. It’s just so funny :D. I must have no sense of humour at all! whelp, it’s must be all my fault that I didn’t roll over so everyone can laugh at our expense, not at all~!
uh guys chill the fuck out it was a joke
granted it’s never funny to joke about genocide but I’m half chinese (arguably full chinese) and I’m not offended in the slightest good lord
okay, thanks, but honestly, You’re chinese and not offended? good for you. I am offended. Telling me not to be offended isn’t going to make me unoffended. I’m going to speak out when I think something is wrong, and that’s the way I am, why does it matter to you? honestly, I wasn’t even that mad anymore. I posted this last night and I wanted to rant, but calling me stupid and that “it’s just a joke” over and over again, is that REALLY the way to chill someone out? if that’s so, you people are horrible at getting someone to chill out.
Its completely fine to speak out against things and all, but the reaction was kind of excessive. Based on what was written you’d think Kimmel flat out said to go to China and commit genocide. He even more or less said no that’s not okay. If this kind of speaking out occurred every time someone got offended, there would be no such thing as comedy. Getting offended is okay, but trying to eliminate anything that causes you the slightest irk really isn’t.
I feel like you just told me that getting offended is not okay because it’s not something you think I should be offended by, but i’ll address it later.
I’m sorry if you think I and 11 thousand other people are blowing something that irks us way out of proportion, but this isn’t something that simply “irked” me. Sorry, you sound like you’re just trying to minimize what I feel is an actual issue by calling it “simply something that causes you the slightest irk”. I’ve seen actually a lot of anti-Chinese hate around these few years, whether it’s directed at other Chinese people or at me, and this was the straw the broke the camel’s back, as it was. I just feel like this joking kind of attitude about killing Chinese people will eventually lead to more hatred of Chinese people (and trust me, I’ve seen a lot of these already; people calling us pigs, etc. it’s really horrible.), especially what with people blaming Chinese people for so many things these days; failing economy, global warming, over-population, lack of jobs, and a TON of other things. I know this probably won’t help at all anyways, but I feel like it’s better than rolling over and become a doormat.
And please, it’s not as if ABC will actually take Kimmel off-air, because there are many people like you who thinks that this joke was really a-okay. (kimmel didn’t more or less say it was not okay. He said “interesting……” ) A petition like this is really to voice our disapproval over the “joke”. I personally really just wanted people to know that there are some people who are not okay with this, even if people like you are :). I know comedy can walk a fine line between offensive and funny, but is it really funny to say “kill all the Chinese!”? I haven’t seen a lot of comedy that talks about killing a whole ethnicity of people, have you? And if there was, I certainly would not approve of it either personally, whichever the ethnicity.
And be honest, would people’s reaction still be this “haha learn to take a joke” kind if some other race or ethnicity that held a larger more well-liked population was targeted?
It’s weird how you tell me it’s okay to speak out against things and all, but when it comes to something that isn’t big enough of a deal for you, it’s suddenly an overreaction on my part for speaking out for things I believe in. Honestly, this is one of the first times I’ve EVER spoken out against ANYTHING with tumblr as platform, so how how is it that I’m trying to eliminate anything that causes me the slightest irk?
after thinking about it and debating the pros and cons, I decided that I wanted to clutter my art blog about this for a bit after all even if I lose followers over this. In fact, I think if anyone found this joke to be hilarious and that I should shut my mouth, I encourage them to unfollow me (◕‿◕✿)~ thanks!. I honestly prefer that over whatever diatribe they have for me (◡‿◡✿).
I’ll delete this after a while because I still want my blog to be art-only and not dominated by all…this.
I also feel like people are taking my tone on this as extremely angry? I admit, I got mad when someone called me stupid for getting offended, but honestly, at the beginning when I wrote this, I was just really sad about all of this, especially cause I kind of want to work in the US in the future, and I think that with this kind of attitude, especially if it grows fiercer as media dictates it, I’m kind of afraid of looking for jobs there now……What if my co-workers cracked a joke like that? I don’t think I’ll be okay with that. :(. I mean, it’s okay if people are apathetic towards all this or don’t care whichever way i feel, or even if they found the joke to be funny, but why are they also telling me how to feel? o_o; but now i just feel tired *sigh*. but w/e, still reblogging this :P
okay, because i can’t afford to print stuff and shipping, I was just thinking of doing an art giveaway, as in, i’ll speed-paint or minimalistically animate whatever you want, and pick out 5 random followers to draw for…would people be interested (if this thing happens, it will probably happen around christmas)?
just like this post if you are so i have a vague idea of how many to give. I’ll delete this post afterwards anyways :). thanks guys ٩(^ᴗ^)۶
So i’m running out of shows to watch. Any suggestions :D?
um um, i forgot about this: English shows only please~! I like listening to stuff when I’m drawing, but I prefer watching anime in its original japanese with sub, so it’s hard to watch/read anime while drawing v_v;;~ so english shows only please :DD thanks so mucchhhhh ^3^
shows I like:
doctor who, sherlock, elementary, criminal minds, mentalist, modern family, how i met your mother, teen wolf, suits, csi new york, friends, america’s next top model (guilty pleasureee haha sorryyyy xDDD. great to just listen to). various bbc and national geographic documentaries…there’s more but these are just my favourite :D. *edit* i forgot to say Castle as well :D. i love that show +__+
Someone msged me about how dissapointed they were that i drew a Caucasian and not Hispanic raced person for my Dia de los Muertos drawing….and well,
I’d like to apologize, because I actually can’t really tell caucasians and hispanics apart. I’m really sorry, but I actually looked at a lot of google photos for Dia de los Muertos and..i really can’t tell. >.<;;….it might sounds stupid or whatnot, but…i can only tell asians intricately apart o_o;; (oh god that sounds racist doesn’t it @_@;;…)
it’s kind of horrible, so i’d like to apologize again for offended peeps. v_v;;. i’ll try to do better next time.
edit: to people who are telling me to do more research: I did do research. I felt I drew a person of hispanic descent. I’m apologizing because it doesn’t look like it to some people, and also because I can’t really tell people apart, so i feel like that’s partly my fault. but please don’t tell me to “do research before drawing a cultural drawing” as if i didn’t, because I did (i had a LOT of tabs on Dia de los Muertos open even while drawing this) v_v;.
I also want to talk about the hair colour - it was black, it really was. but I wanted it to look a little weirder, so i decided on white hair instead….like, she’s kind of dying and her hair is also greying kind of thing? this was an artistic/conceptual choice (that may not have gone well but…) and not a “i’ll turn her into a caucasian with light hair now” choice….i’ll shutup now.
pet peeve: when people hold string instruments wrong in artworks and/or stockphotos. Especially stock-photos, because people actually REFERENCE those and then they reference wrong because the stock photos were wrong. D:
Reason for pet peeve is probably cause i’ve been playing the violin since i was 3 y/o and learned that before i learned almost everything else in life and I’ve been in an orchestra for so long watching everyone else play xD;.
would anyone be interested in a tutorial of the proper way to draw a person holding a violin/viola/cello? i dunno if enough people would be interested though, since i want to do a few other tuts too, but it is a little pet peeve of mine hahaha :P.