With the ESPN/Jeremy Lin/”Chink in the Armor” story grabbing all the headlines this weekend, you may have missed another story that involves Asian Americans, Jeremy Lin and racism—in this case an Asian American “artist” advocating for the “eradication” of all Black people because of one asshole’s slight against Lin.
This is Jenny Hyun:
And wait, there’s more:
So instead of doing the…oh, I don’t know—sane thing and calling out Mayweather on his individual racist asshole-ery, she decided that Mayweather was talking for Black people everywhere and took to her twitter to respond accordingly with such gems as:
“we don’t know what it’s like with them not here. But imagine a world with NO BLACK PEOPLE. All the tension in every aspect of life would be drastically improved without them around. And ONLY them.”
“Your culture is DISGUSTING, your people are as equally as DISGUSTING. Disrespectful, violent, arrogant, stupid…”
“You know I’m right, I know I’m right. Even THEY know I’m right.”
And of course that little tweet calling for genocide:
“Eradication of one toxic family is exactly what this world needs.”
Of course, she also tweeted that “you’re getting me all wrong if you think I hate black people.” Hmm, mixed messages there, Jenny?
Not surprisingly, Jenny’s tweets were immediately met with outrage and threats against her, which prompted her to remove some of her more extreme tweets and offer this sort-of apology today on her website (UPDATE 11/19: JENNY’S apology has been removed but original text below):
“Okay guys, listen up!
You are threatening me with the fact that you know my address. You guys have also started to roar your engines every so often outside of my home. I get it. This is my official apology to the black community.
I do not regret what I said, however, I now understand that there are some lines one cannot cross.
Please take this apology and do what you will with it, but hopefully, everyone will remember to stay calm, cool and collected and remember that violence is not the answer.”
And if that’s not enough, she further tweeted that she really loves…well, see for yourself:
So like, she can’t be racist against blacks, right? I mean she loves KFC and probably watermelon too. Hmm, damn, I think I dated this chick before. And somewhere on this Saturday night, Lisa Chan is probably breathing a sigh of relief and thanking God for putting Jenny Hyun on this earth.