Saturday 19th August 2017,

Bad Ass Asians

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Mail Online: Asian American Comedian Accuses Flight Attendant of Racism

posted by Randall

Paul OgataIt’s a 14 hour flight from Los Angeles to Australia.

One has to wonder if that played into an incident on a Quantas flight involving Asian American comedian Paul Ogata.

Ogata said he was victimized by a racially insensitive remark from a flight attendant, reports Mail Online.

The comic said the male steward acted shocked when Ogata chose the beef from the menu instead of the Asian chicken.

“You don’t want the Asian chicken? What a disgrace!” Ogata quoted the attendant as saying.

Ogata said he was humiliated as other passengers near him laughed at the remark.

After the flight, he posted on his blog:

    “I glared at him and he moved on. Could I have started an altercation then and there? Yes. But I don’t like to sit in restraints in the lavatory under guard by an Air Marshall for thirteen hours. So instead, like Oran Juice Jones, I chilled.”

I wasn’t there. But it seems like Ogata is making a big deal about nothing. He was likely tired and may have overreacted. None of us like to be singled out because of our race, but it seemed like a minor remark that could have been brushed off like dandruff.

What do you think? Should Ogata have been offended.

You can read Qantas reaction to the controversy in Mail Online.
 

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5 Comments

  1. Jiha Ko says:

    RE: Asian American comedian accuses flight attendant of racism: minor remark that could have been brushed off like dandruff? what? dear Randall are you even Asian? Really what a disgrace you are. You might want to brush up on “microaggression. ”

    1. AsAmNews says:

      RE: Asian American comedian accuses flight attendant of racism: I must not be Asian American because apparently all Asian Americans have to think like you. Thanks for setting me straight.

      1. Fillmore says:

        RE: Asian American comedian accuses flight attendant of racism: Damn…meant to thumbs down your comment.

  2. Guest says:

    RE: Asian American comedian accuses flight attendant of being racist: Lets replace the person offended with another ethnicity. And lets replace the food in question with something that can be stereotyped with that person’s ethnicity. You choose the ethnicity. I don’ think this is something that should be “brushed off like dandruff.” It is insulting. And the fact that this flight attendant did this in front of other passengers with them laughing makes it worse. It also makes me wonder if this flight attendant would have made that comment if the person in question wasn’t Asian. I think Paul Ogata has every right to be pissed.

  3. Corky Lee says:

    I would be pissed too, the remark was offensive.

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