A New Show About "JAPS" is in the Works – I’m Offended
Shows based on offensive stereotypes never bothered me much – until now. Why? Because I’m jewish and they are making a show about “JAPS.” I’m admittedly a hypocrite. I remember in college when my friend freely threw around the word “JAP.” So when I told him it’s an offensive term, he turned to my Japanese roomate for confirmation that I was being ridiculous. I think you could guess her response. Apparently I need to make some phone calls and explain to a few more people why that is a disgusting word. An unnamed production company is in search of “super Jappy groups of friends” for a new reality show. If you also feel the need to educate these producers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I wonder if they made up that email address to dodge criticism.