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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:07 PM

 

Asian-Americans speak out against Google app they call offensive



The maker of a Google app thinks it’s fun to make yourself look Asian by changing the shape of your eyes and wearing a Fu Manchu mustache and rice paddy hat.

Another app — “Make Me Indian” — makes you a Native American with brown skin, war paint and a feather headband.

“This is just a fun app (that) lets you indulge you and your friends,” says the description of the “Make Me Asian” app created by user KimberyDeiss and available on Google Play.

“You can for a few seconds to make (yourself) a Chinese, Japanese, Korean or any other Asians,” the description says.

Not amusing or cute, say Asian-American organizations that launched a petition to get Google to remove both apps.

More: http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/26/asian-americans-speak-out-against-google-app-they-call-offensive/

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Reply Asian-Americans speak out against Google app they call offensive (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 OP
Richardo Dec 2012 #1
onehandle Dec 2012 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #8
Scuba Dec 2012 #3
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #4
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #5
Dyedinthewoolliberal Dec 2012 #6
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #7
mythology Dec 2012 #9
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #11
ReverendDeuce Dec 2012 #10

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:09 PM

1. Uh - yeah.

Can't wait for the MinstrelShow-o-Matic.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. The Google app store is filled with racist, offensive apps. A third of Android apps are malware.

The world's biggest ad spammer couldn't care less.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:44 PM

8. That's why I only go with apps by well known companies.

 

With apps like this you're just asking to have Russian malware installed on your phone.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:12 PM

3. Stupid and offensive.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:12 PM

4. That's sick.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:13 PM

5. WTF ... ?

Seriously ....?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:44 PM

6. Make me an idiot!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:47 PM

7. What's next-- make me look like a Jew-- big nose, thick lips, the entire ugly stereotype?

This is really obscene. I'm surprised somebody was stupid enough to go along with this idea.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:50 PM

9. I struggle with this too,

but try to never underestimate the amount of stupid in the world as it's endless.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:00 AM

11. They'll need to have "make me a serial killer"

and have your picture changed to a white male to get it to stop...

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:55 AM

10. Hahahahahahaha...

Peter Sellers it is not, but this app had me laughing!

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