Wednesday, October 30, 2013

J. Kimmel Apologized; AP Covers ABC’s Apology to Us

                 Jimmy Kimmel apologized on His Show

  On his own initiative, Jimmy Kimmel apologized on air during his own show on the night of Oct. 28th. He said, "I am sorry. I apologize." See it for yourself. Click on .

           Associated Press Reported ABC's Public Apology

   AP reported ABC's apology. It sent out an article entitled "ABC apologizes for joke on 'Kimmel' about killing Chinese people" which is fair enough. Tens of mainstream media published the story. To see all the   stories, click on

   However, at least 90% of the media changed the title to "ABC apologizes for child's joke on Kimmel's  show" (emphasis added by SB Woo). That change is unfortunate and misleading, because most Americans will find it silly to apologize for a child's joke.

   Some of us may think Jimmy Kimmel is a big deal – a star! However, within ABC corporation, the two executives who signed the public apology conveyed by 80-20 are many levels higher than Kimmel. Some of us may find the kids' statements offensive. Most Americans accept that "Kids say the darndest things."

   Most readers may NOT realize that "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was not live. It was taped, reviewed, perhaps edited and then aired. If the kids had said "kill all Jews or blacks", the offensive segment would NEVER have been shown. In other words, there was a grievous mistake in judgment committed by ABC's middle level management. It was on that ground that 80-20 convinced the high level ABC executives to tender "our sincere apology" to people of Chinese descent worldwide.

                   Is ABC's Apology Public or Private?

   ABC's letter of apology was on our website. That link was emailed to 350,000 AsAm families. The letter was also published in the front page of the World Journal. Now it is also an AP story, and published by tens of mainstream media. So how much more public can an apology be?

                         The Honor of Our Community

  The honor of the Chinese American community has been successfully defended, owing to the efforts of many. We congratulate one and all.

                         To Empower Ourselves

   Want to live in the dignity that Jewish Americans enjoy? Then donate your time & money like the Jewish Americans!" To donate to 80-20's Self Empowerment Long-term Fund, SELF, click here: God helps those who help themselves. Let's deal with the root cause of our community's weakness. Thank you. :-)

S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation