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February 18, 2005

HATE 97

HATE 97, the official #1 station for hip-hop hatred and R&B racism. Excuse the late pass on this one, but I cannot let this one go by ignored.

All at once you could hear the screaming ch*nks and no one was safe
from the wave there were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept
away you could hear God laughing, 'Swim you b*tches swim'

So now you're screwed, it's the Tsunami
you better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
and now the children will be sold to child slavery" - Hot 97's Tsunami Song

Are the 200,000+ dead from the Tsunami something to joke about? Is child slavery and ensuent child prostitution funny? Are scenes like this [caution, gruesome pic] humorous? Apparently some at NY's Hot 97 radio station thought it was and wrote, recorded, produced, aired, and re-aired a disgusting tsunami parody song sung to the tune of "We Are The World."

When Miss Jones mentioned playing the song, Miss Info, one of the co-hosts of the morning show did not want to be associated with the song. Info, who is part-Asian, was then verbally abused by Jones while another co-host Todd Lynn inserted these gems:

"I'm gonna start shooting Asians . . ." - Todd "Asian Shooter" Lynn

"This portion of Miss Jones in the Morning is brought to you by Sprint PCS." - Todd "Asian Shooter" Lynn


As of this writing, Miss Jones and the radio show was "indefinitely" suspended, but both have seemingly been reinstated. Todd Lynn has been fired. Advertisers have pulled their sponsorships from the show. Each of the Morning Show hosts have contributed one week's pay towards tsunami relief, while Hot 97's parent company Emmis, has pledged $1M. One week's salary is hardly going to repent for what these ignorant fools have done. I think an appropriate "punishment" would be to send them to Asia and have them volunteer with the rebuilding efforts.

One last thing I'd like to touch on . . . some may think we are making a fuss over nothing, but how would you feel if someone made a parody song about the Twin Towers? What if the song made fun of dead n*gg*rs and sp*cs? I guarantee you shit would hit the fan then. What's up with the double standard when it comes to making fun of Asians? Like Chan said, we're part of the nation.

- Inflammatory Tsunami Song
- Jin's response to the Hot 97 Tsunami Song
- Jin's interview with Hot 97 jock E-Bro

- hiphopmusic.com link, well organized with lot of info
- yellowworld.org link, well organized with protest info

Posted by hungwin at February 18, 2005 02:06 PM

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