racist housewives of orange county

I've been getting a ton of email about this... who knew so many people watch The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo? It's a trashy reality show about a group of wealthy, shallow (white) women from Orange County. On a recent episode, one of the ladies, Vicki, mocks a customer of hers after talking with him on the phone: "He's a ching-chong Chinaman." She said what? That's racist! This moment apparently caused a bit of controversy on the Real Housewives message board, eventually prompting Vicki to post an apology on blog:
Please accept my sincere apology for the comment about one of my Asian clients. It was no way meant to be racist in any way. I have a very large clientele that are Asian and I respect their communities and cultures. I would appreciate accepting my apology for anyone that was offended.

Vicki Gunvalson
It was not meant to be racist in any way? Are you serious? It seems that people think the only way to be racist is to shave your head and join a hate group. You can be racist with your lame-ass "ching chong" jokes. You can be racist thinking it's okay to belittle someone because of their Asian name and culture. You can be racist whether you intended to be or not. And don't give me that B.S. about "respecting" your Asian clientele's communities and cultures. If that were true you wouldn't have said what you did in the first place. Ridiculous. Your apology offends me. What's worse are all the commenters below the apology who come to her defense. Like I said, ridiculous.

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