The View is a weekday morning program on the ABC broadcast network that gives women a chance to chat with each other. Guests are invited on the show to squeeze in between the larger women co-hosts on a couch and listen to them bitch about current events.
- Barbara Walters
- Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the true greats of American broadcasting.
- Joy Behar
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Sherri Shepherd, the world is round right?
- Meredith Viera
- Star Jones Reynolds
- Lisa Ling
Embarassing Mistakes Preserved On Videotape For All EternityEdit
- Debbie Matenopoulos
Controversy Strikes The View While It Isn't LookingEdit
On December 5th, 2006, Stephen was watching The View, even though he swore off his ladies after Meredith Viera left. The divas of daytime were discussing Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on their show earlier in the week, an appearance which was being discussed all over the world.
Rosie was making an insightful point about how the DeVito appearance had even reached deep into communist China by demonstrating how a fictional Chinese anchorlesbian might cover the story. Until that point, Stephen had no idea Rosie spoke fake Chinese as fluently as he does.
Despite the brilliance of her commentary, the reaction from the Peking PC Police was swift. By December 11, 2006, New York City Councilman John Liu had stated (in what we assume was decent English) that "her caricature of the Chinese language hits a raw nerve in our community... and has consequences beyond the stupidity of the person who made them."
The rest of the Changstapo emerged in full force, from the Asian-American Journalists Association to the AAJA, just as they had come after Stephen's Ching Chong Ding Dong character, causing Stephen to come to Rosie's defense. Rosie and Stephen were only attacked because people tell them they are white TV show hosts. They wouldn't have gone after an Asian TV show host for saying the same things, which makes these Chow Yun Factarians hypocrites.
In a posting on her internets "blog" Rosie refused to apologize and went on to offend Martians. She should expect a visit from the Mars-stapo shortly.
On December 14, 2006, during a broadcast of The View, Rosie bowed deeply to the Changstapo's demands for an apology:
"This apparently was very offensive to a lot of Asian people. So I asked Judy, who's Asian and works here in our hair and makeup department. I said, 'Was it offensive to you?' And she said, 'Well, kinda. When I was a kid people did tease me by saying ching-chong.' So apparently 'ching-chong,' unbeknownst to me, is a very offensive way to make fun, quote-unquote, or mock, Asian accents. Some people have told me it's as bad as the n-word. I was like, really? I didn't know that."