OCA Condemns Anti-Asian Adam Carolla Radio Spoof
Washington, DC - OCA, a national Asian Pacifc American
social justice organization with over 80 chapters and
affiliates, denounced a racist, anti-Asian mockery of
the Asian Excellence Awards that was broadcast on the
Adam Carolla Show Tuesday, January 24, 2006.
"Adam Carolla aired fictitious, juvenile, racist and
unfunny tripe," said Dorothy Wong, OCA-National
Executive Director, "This desperate and humorless bid
for attention at the expense of an entire minority has
noplace on today's airwaves."
The radio segment depicted a portion of the Asian
Excellence Awards with the audio for the award
presenters and winner saying nothing but "ching-chong"
gibberish for 52 seconds.
"It was bad enough that the on-air hosts considered the
awards show "a joke," but even worse was the text-book
racist gag that went on for nearly a full minute," said
Ginny Gong OCA National President "The fact that this
was a prepared piece, and not some off-cuff-commentary,
shows that there was some time and attempt at thought in
the creation of this ignorant segment. We condemn this
broadcast and demand a public apology."
Adam Carolla has been publicly rebuked for his
anti-Asian racism before, including occasions when he
used racial slurs and racist stereotypes on the air.
Calls of complaint to the Adam Carolla Show, CBS Radio
and the radio stations that aired the spoof should be
Joel Hollander, chairman and chief executive officer,
CBS Radio, tel: 212-846-3939, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana L. McClintock, senior vice president, CBS
Communications Group, tel: 212-975-1077,
Other Asian American groups that have denounced the show
include the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Media
Action Network for Asian Americans, AAJC's affiliate,
the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern
California, the Asian American Journalists Association
and the Korean American Coalition of Los Angeles .