Asian American Rapper Jin Takes Aim At Rosie O'Donnell
During an episode of ABC's The View, O'Donnell was describing how actor Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on the show had garnered international headlines.
O'Donnell gave an impression of what a Chinese newscaster sounded like when reading the story and claimed that the reporter spoke in nothing but "chings and chongs."
"It's news all over the world," O'Donnell said. "You can imagine in China it's like, 'ching chong, ching chong, Danny DeVito, ching chong, ching chong..."
Jin has responded to O'Donnell's comments with the recently released single, " You're Fired," which features the rapper hurling insults at O'Donnell for her off color comments about Asians.
"I recorded the song basically for the same reason she decided to do her little 'ching chong' bit: that's just how I am," Jin said of the single.
The song, which features Jin rapping over Nas' song "Ether," also interjects clips of Donald Trump commenting on the matter, who states that he would have fired the famous talk show host for her racist remarks.
Trump and O'Donnell are also involved in a bitter feud, after O'Donnell blasted the real estate and television mogul for his decision not fire current Miss USA Tara Conner for questionable behavior, after she won the Miss USA competition.
The Asian American Journalists Association also chastised O'Donnell for her impression, calling the impression "a mockery of the Chinese language."
"The use of the distorted phrases is insulting to the Chinese and Chinese Americans and gives the impression that they are a group that is substandard to English-speaking people," said Rene M. Astudillo, Executive Director of the Asian American Journalists Association. "We find it especially disturbing that this incident comes from a well-loved personality and a television program aired on a respected network."
Jin has also registered a new domain name, abcjin.com and is planning new album titled ABC, which is slated to be released Feb. 20.