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David Chang's lame disclaimer picked to pieces

My comments are in the boxes, in green. Everything else is David Chang's words from his own website, which is here.
A Message To The Haters
Ask yourself; Is Jay Leno a racist because he made a comment about Asian people eating dogs? How about Snoop Dog, on his TV show on MTV, is he a racist too?

What do you think when Rappers rap about "Chinky eyes" or "eyes slanted like", should they be called racist also. Or how about the broken English Asians who are portrayed in Black Movies, are the people who laugh, all racist?

Should we also ban every single comedian who cracks jokes about Asians?

For those of you who say, "why don't you make Chinkopoly ?" The word Chink is a Racist word, Ghetto is not. The last time I checked, there may be one Asian rapper on MTV, even then you would probably ask me who he is.

He may only be using the word "ghetto" on this web page, but his e-mail refers to, quote, "killing niggers and spics" as well as "faggots and dykes".

As for the slurs against Asians he seems to be so sensitive about, of course that is also racism. But how does he expect sympathy there when he justifies racism against everyone other than his own ethnic group?

Simply, there would not be enough interest in the American market place, because being an Asian in this Country is not consider too "Hip". Did you ever see an Asian action figure? And those that say "OH OH, he used the word Ghetto" that must mean he thinks all African Americans are just the images than that are in the game.

There are all ethnic groups portrayed in Ghettopoly. Including Asians, Irish, Jewish, Hispanics, Whites, and Italians, just like any "Ghetto".

It's a shame that when the news media decided to turn something into a story, they only speak of the black properties that's in the game. They always fail to mention cards and properties that are of other ethnicity. Remember, the game is called Ghettopoly not Blackopoly. The word black is not even mentioned anywhere in the game PERIOD.

So he doesn't say "black"; he says "nigger" and refers to killing them. The spam in which he says this is here.

I hope from this message some of you should know that I am not a racist person, but someone who decided to make a game that we all can enjoy and relate to. And what is so wrong with a game that not made by your everyday corporations.

What is so wrong with it? I could count the ways, but that would be a waste of time. He likes the idea of ethnic cleansing in his e-mail so much, but I doubt he's ever been to a place like former Yugoslavia; maybe Chang should go there and learn something about what humanity is capable of when prejudices are left to run wild. Of course he could learn a lesson from what happened in Manchuria not so long ago, but he's too busy trying to make a quick buck with his calculated persona. Have you ever compared good comedians and bad comedians on TV? Good comedians can poke fun, but bad comedians have to resort to gratuitous comments at the expense of entire groups of people? Chang simply has no better ideas as to how to make a quick buck so he thinks he can spam out his "kill niggers" e-mail in private while pretending to be a free-speech crusader in public. Just cynical opportunism. But the free market means we can and should choose a more constructive product to spend our money on.

When I play with a traditional board game with my friends, it simply does not appeal to me much. To your dismay, Hip Hop Culture is what I gravitate towards, so naturally when I decided to make a game, I want to give it an urban edge.

Stereotypes are everywhere, when you flip to MTV or BET you do not often see the same images and lyrics, rappers rapping about sipping on 40's, pimping hoes, smoking the chronics, slinging crack rocks, wicked jump shots.

So with that said, I think before you pass judgment on my game, you should just see it for what it is. It is just a game. It's not so different from what's already out there in the entertainment media in America.

So if this game should be banned then there are tons of other forms of entertainments that also need to be banned. Just because you don't find this game funny and original, it does not give you the right to call me a racist or worst yet, try to ban it. However you do have every right not to buy it.

Does he think we are so stupid as to be unable to discern the difference between free speech on the one hand and unsolicited spam with a deliberately racist message about killing "niggers, spics, faggots and dykes"? And then he thinks we believe him when he claims to not hate, but to want to bring us together in laughter? There are two good articles on this at Associated Content, here and here.

I also think that some of you, not all, who wrote and called me all those nasty names are simply mad because you didn't think of Ghettopoly first. I am sorry that my last name is of Asian decent, maybe if my last name was different, some of you might not be so harsh.

Poor baby, now he wants sympathy again -- "waah, they're calling me nasty names! They're so mean! Why are they picking on me? Racists!" Maybe Chang was called nasty names because he spammed those guys too, calling them "niggers", "spics", "faggots", etc. And he does not have the integrity to admit that he did so, but instead tries to hide behind the illusion of him being some kind of free speech crusader.

David Chang

P.S. For those of you who is concern in regards to my legal issues with the OPOLY people, please do a search for opoly in Ebay or any search engine you like. I think it will answer most of your questions.

OK, did a Google search on "opoly" on Jan. 12, 2006 (here) and his game doesn't show up in the 50 results displayed, while all sorts of other fine "opoly" games do show up, which are obviously immensely more popular than the opportunistic "game" of Ghettopoly. Of course, that's what Chang fears the most, being relegated to deserved obscurity. He'll probably continue to have a following among the "white power" and Ku Klux Klan types who undoubtedly droll over his depiction of Martin Luther King Jr. grabbing his crotch.

Also of interest: Feds Confiscate Ghettopoly for Trademark Violations
Last update: January 12, 2006