RACIST MISS JONES AND HOT 97... MOCKING TSUNAMI DEATHS
HatTip to Dave J. for sending me this. I actually heard about this the day before from some college students. Read the lyrics. What complete morons would mock the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people?!? Asians, whites, blacks,... AND she also sings "I'm gonna start shooting Asians." They just suspended her show indefinitely, but if they actually hire her back the radio station is spitting in the face of all those who died by handling the situation so lightly. The right thing to do is to keep her off the airwaves permanently.
Here's the text I got from Dave (don't know the original source. probably from one of the website links listed below):
In what has to be one of the most idiotic displays of the first amendment, New York City radio station Hot 97 Miss Jones in the morning program has been airing the attached "parody" of We are the World, making fun of tsunami victims, apparently taking delight in the over 200,000 lives that have been lost in one of the worst tragedies in history. As if the deaths weren't enough, Hot 97 has also added an element of racism, just in case the situation wasn't desctructive enough. Sample lyrics:
"There was a time, when the sun was shining bright
So I went down to the beach to catch me a tan.
Then the next thing I knew, a wave 20 feet high
Came and washed your whole country away.
And all at once, you can hear the screaming chinks.
And no one was saved from the wave.
There were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept away.
You can hear God laughing, 'Swim you bitches swim.'
"So now you're screwed. It's the tsunami,
You better run and kiss your ass away. Go find your mommy.
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head.
And now your children will be sold. Child slavery."
The links below offer good continuing coverage of this idiocy, including links to Hot 97's half-assed apology and another mp3 that has an asian cast member getting torn down when she has the gall to object to the content. You would think that the sheer devastation of the tsunami would unite us as to understand the fragility of humanity and that tragedy knows no skin color. Yet Hot 97 has decided to use it to further divide us, almost implying that the deaths were acceptable because it happened in third-world southeast asia. Absolutely sick. I encourage you to forward this to anyone who may listen to Hot 97 in New York and encourage them to boycott the Miss Jones show, until a more substantive apology is issued and broadcast on air. Also blitzing Hot 97's email account and their sponsors should also demonstrate the outrage that should be apparent.
SO here are links you can check out:
"Racist Hot 97 Skit Mocking Tsunami Victims" and an update here from hiphopmusic.com
Asian Media Watch's page on this here with updates on "Miss Jones in the Morning Show" indefinite suspension, which occurred today.