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Woman wants easter cards pulled from stores

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SAN DIEGO -- Some members of San Diego's Asian community think two Easter greetings recently sold at Target are offensive, so they are demanding the cards be pulled from store shelves.
And as of Wednesday night that demand is being heard loud and clear.
"The first thing that stands out is the rabbit with buck teeth, slanted eyes and a Chinese outfit," said Joni Low.
Low is highly upset with two Easter greeting cards recently sold at Target stores.

One card reads an "Easter Haiku -- He Hops By Each Spring. He Leaves Us Eggs He Painted. It's A Cry For Help."
Low, who is the executive director of the San Diego Asian Business Association, is calling for cultural understanding.
"It's entitled an Easter Haiku. Haiku is a Japanese poetry, so to begin they are mixing Chinese and Japanese," said Low.
And there's more that has Low upset.
"Then when you open the card up, it says 'Hoppy Easter,' which is another derogatory phrase," said Low.
Target pulled the controversial material made by Carlton Cards and apologized after Low and other Asian groups voiced their concerns.
Target shoppers told 10News what they thought about the cards.
"I think it's cute. Kids would love it," said one shopper.
"It's disturbing because it doesn't make me happy on Easter," said another shopper.
In 2002 Abercrombie and Fitch was accused of selling a racially insensitive tee-shirt.
The shirt showed two Chinese men wearing rice hats with the caption "Two Wongs Don't Make A White."
Low said if things don't change, it's time for what she called the usually mild-mannered Asian community to send a stronger message.
"Boycott the store that sells them -- boycott the company that makes them," said Low.

http://www.10news.com/news/8654192/detail.html?subid=22100481&qs=1;bp=t

Personally I'm offended that they have an Easter Bunny on there. That's not what Easter is about. The Asian references are pretty offensive as well. But you have to consider the 1st Amendment.
 
yes. i am serious. it ISNT what Easter is about. all the damn corporations have turned Jesus into a bunny. how that works, i dont know.
 
FunBobPants said:
yes. i am serious. it ISNT what Easter is about. all the damn corporations have turned Jesus into a bunny. how that works, i dont know.
Christmas isn't about a fat guy in a red suit either, I don't see you whining about that.
 
Whoa, whoa, wait.

Easter has something to do with Jesus?
 
Nice avi, Dorian.

Personally, I like to refer to Easter as "Zombie Day"...;) Couldn't we have a zombie bunny card?
 
Woah woah Jesus has holidays dedicated to him?
 
*le sigh* And JayR kills the joke.
 
it's like South Park said last night...you either can joke about it all or it's all off limits
 
roach said:
it's like South Park said last night...you either can joke about it all or it's all off limits
Though people will say extremely serious things can't be joked about. There's always that line that comedy crosses and they end up paying for it
 
People need to stop taking themselves so damn seriously. There's a difference between self-esteem and being proud of your heritage and just coming off as an uptight A-Hole who wants to push their value set on everyone else.

jag
 
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"Missuh Gorightry, I mussa plotest!"
 
In 2002 Abercrombie and Fitch was accused of selling a racially insensitive tee-shirt.
The shirt showed two Chinese men wearing rice hats with the caption "Two Wongs Don't Make A White."


I think that is racist...its trying to show that whites are superior to non-whites....but the easter thing????pfft....come on,shes just mad cause she cant afford it :(
 
Actually the shirt was "Wong brothers Laundromat: Two Wongs make it White!"

Call me racially insensitive, but I thought it was pretty funny.
 

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