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Margaret Cho: Harajuku Girls (PC Barf Alert! 'Japanese Schoolgirl Uniform Is Like Blackface')
Margaret Cho Net ^ | 10/31/05

Posted on 11/01/2005 1:21:52 PM PST by gopwinsin04

Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls have been getting a lot of attention lately, and I have to say that I am confused. I like Gwen Stefani, she's allright. She's very stylish, has a nice voice and a flat stomach. She is a rock star and quite good at it.

Now she has 4 things all together, the Harajuku Girls. I want to like them, and I want to think that they are great, but I am not sure if I can. I mean, racial sterotypes are really cute sometimes, and I don't want to bum everybody out by pointing out the minstrel show.

I think it is totally acceptable to enjoy the Harajuku girls because there are not that many other Asian people in the media and we have to take what we can get. Amos n' Andy had lots of fans didn't they?

At least it is a measure of visibility, which is much better than invisibility. Even though to me, a Japanese schoolgirl uniform is kind of like blackface, I am just in acceptance over it because something is better than nothing.

An ugly picture is better than a blank space, and it means one day we will have another display at the Museum of Asian Invisibilty, that groups of children will crowd around in disbelief, because once upon a time, we weren't there.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Japan; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: asian; bakablather; barfalert; bitterhomo; blackface; crazygaybiatch; failedcomedian; gwenstefani; harajukugirls; huh; japanese; jealousdyke; korean; lesbian; maggiechoisnuts; margaretcho; pcalert; shutupandact; wickedstyle
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The girls are her METAPHORICAL muses, you fat stupid lesbian shrew.
1 posted on 11/01/2005 1:21:53 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

This just goes to show, if you look hard enough you can find something to offend you.


2 posted on 11/01/2005 1:23:12 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (All I want for tomorrow is to make it better than today!)
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To: gopwinsin04

Looking for ways to be offended.


3 posted on 11/01/2005 1:23:33 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: gopwinsin04

"The girls are her METAPHORICAL muses, you fat stupid lesbian shrew."

So, tell us how you really feel? :)


4 posted on 11/01/2005 1:24:09 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: Personal Responsibility

5 posted on 11/01/2005 1:25:12 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Ah yes.

The Japanese are going to give a damn about what a Korean Lesbian has to say about their culture.

Maybe not.


6 posted on 11/01/2005 1:25:13 PM PST by Monkey King
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To: freedomson

I'm offended by Margaret Cho. I don't know anything about Harajuku Girls, but they must be something to celebrate if this sow doesn't like them.


7 posted on 11/01/2005 1:25:46 PM PST by Rastus
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To: EQAndyBuzz

she isn't fat anymore. Last time I saw her she had lost a lot of weight. No I didn't go to her less than humorous show. She was on TV. Yes, I turned the channel.


8 posted on 11/01/2005 1:25:56 PM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: gopwinsin04

pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures


10 posted on 11/01/2005 1:26:40 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("She was appointed by a conservative. That ought to have been enough for us." -- NotBrilliant)
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To: gopwinsin04

"She's very stylish, has a nice voice and a flat stomach."


And there Margaret exposes her real problem with Stefani. The uniforms are just a means of attack.


11 posted on 11/01/2005 1:26:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: gopwinsin04

12 posted on 11/01/2005 1:26:45 PM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: Holicheese

Yeah, now she just looks bloated.


13 posted on 11/01/2005 1:27:03 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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NOT pictures of Margaret Cho!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 11/01/2005 1:27:09 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("She was appointed by a conservative. That ought to have been enough for us." -- NotBrilliant)
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To: Rastus

I think the Harajuko girls are hot!


15 posted on 11/01/2005 1:27:31 PM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Is this the same fat lesbian who claims to be mistaken for Lucy Liu in her 10/27/05 blog entry?

B-List nut job... pay no attention.


16 posted on 11/01/2005 1:27:36 PM PST by rwilson99 (South Park (R)
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To: Monkey King

17 posted on 11/01/2005 1:27:45 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: JohnnyZ

18 posted on 11/01/2005 1:28:32 PM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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19 posted on 11/01/2005 1:28:32 PM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: Holicheese
I think the Harajuko girls are hot!

I only first heard about them about four minutes ago.
20 posted on 11/01/2005 1:29:02 PM PST by Rastus
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To: freedomson

I am sure she still has fat ankles. All liberal women do.


21 posted on 11/01/2005 1:29:04 PM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: JohnnyZ

22 posted on 11/01/2005 1:29:52 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: frogjerk

That is so much better than what it could have been ....


23 posted on 11/01/2005 1:30:08 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("She was appointed by a conservative. That ought to have been enough for us." -- NotBrilliant)
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To: frogjerk

Did you know that Gloria Steinem is Batman's stepmom? Just another useless factoid.


24 posted on 11/01/2005 1:30:14 PM PST by Rastus
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To: gopwinsin04

I am so offended!

:: he says as he downloads it to his hard drive ::

How dare you post such things!

;)


25 posted on 11/01/2005 1:30:45 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (All I want for tomorrow is to make it better than today!)
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To: gopwinsin04

26 posted on 11/01/2005 1:31:13 PM PST by Rastus
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To: gopwinsin04

"Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls " ?

I am totally in the dark


27 posted on 11/01/2005 1:31:29 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Holicheese

She had a rib removed a while back. That was when waifism was in vogue.

A salad would have been just as good and less painful.


28 posted on 11/01/2005 1:32:18 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: gopwinsin04
Japanese men think the schoolgirl outfits are the hottest thing going. Especially if they're really schoolgirls. Cho's just a jealous whore.
29 posted on 11/01/2005 1:32:21 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Holicheese
she isn't fat anymore. Last time I saw her she had lost a lot of weight.

Look behind her and you'll find it.

30 posted on 11/01/2005 1:32:34 PM PST by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: gopwinsin04
An ugly picture is better than a blank space, and it means one day we will have another display at the Museum of Asian Invisibilty, that groups of children will crowd around in disbelief, because once upon a time, we weren't there.

Maybe she has a point, because for the life of me, I don't have a clue who Margaret Cho is, what a Harajuku Girl is, or why I sould give a damn about either.

31 posted on 11/01/2005 1:32:59 PM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: Holicheese

"I am sure she still has fat ankles. All liberal women do."

And fat calves that go into those ankles. In my bizarro world we call them cankles.


32 posted on 11/01/2005 1:33:05 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: gopwinsin04
Even though to me, a Japanese schoolgirl uniform is kind of like blackface,...

Like it or not, Japanese schoolgirls, especially Harajuku ones, are the arbiters of cool for large stretches of East Asia. So take it up with them.

33 posted on 11/01/2005 1:33:15 PM PST by untenured (http://futureuncertain.blogspot.com)
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To: wolfcreek
Japanese men think the schoolgirl outfits are the hottest thing going. Especially if they're really schoolgirls. Cho's just a jealous whore.

Yes, I read an article about Japanese vending machines that sell used schoolgirl panties. No offense to the Japanese, but a Lee Greenwood song is running through my head about now.
34 posted on 11/01/2005 1:34:39 PM PST by Rastus
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To: nuconvert
The Harajuku Girls are kind of like Gwen's backup dancers/band.

Each girl has a nickname for her four metaphorical muses 'Love,' 'Angel,' 'Music,' & 'Baby.' Kind of like Prince and the Revolution in the old days.


35 posted on 11/01/2005 1:36:16 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: EQAndyBuzz

We call them Grankles- Grandma Ankles.


36 posted on 11/01/2005 1:38:06 PM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: goushi

Margaret is just jealous.


37 posted on 11/01/2005 1:38:14 PM PST by cloud8
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To: gopwinsin04

38 posted on 11/01/2005 1:39:04 PM PST by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: andyk

39 posted on 11/01/2005 1:40:23 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
This coming from a woman whose best joke was:

"I hate it when people call me a Chink."

"I'm Korean, not Chinese, that makes me a Gook, not a chink."

Well, it was either that joke or the one where she makes fun of her mother's lack of understanding of the castro district:

(Must imagine heavy Korean accent as you read)

"Ass Master's? What is Ass Master's? I no understand, this Ass Master's"

40 posted on 11/01/2005 1:40:43 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: gopwinsin04

LoL. That helped a little, until you mentioned Prince and the Revolution. That's not the old days for me, so it confused me again. lol


41 posted on 11/01/2005 1:40:50 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: gopwinsin04

LOL, you win!


42 posted on 11/01/2005 1:41:06 PM PST by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: gopwinsin04
Margaret Cho is Korean.

And evidently historically ignorant.

The Koreans still have a great deal of animosity towards the Japanese for atrocities committed during World War II, for which only the most minimal apologies or compensation have been made.

43 posted on 11/01/2005 1:41:20 PM PST by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I think MS Cho likes fashions that puts women in leather or burlap. Basically, it is none of her business.

44 posted on 11/01/2005 1:42:03 PM PST by oyez
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To: Michael.SF.

That is truly great comedy, mimicking her own mother in racially offensive stereotypes for all of the whiteys to laugh at! (the pot--Margaret Cho--calling the kettle black, lol)


45 posted on 11/01/2005 1:43:11 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: martin_fierro; Fierce Allegiance; TheBigB; pissant; Constitution Day

This is just weird enough to appeal to ya'.


46 posted on 11/01/2005 1:47:26 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Lived in Japan for a year. LOVED! the outfit. both of my regular girlfriends still had the skirts. . . . and I hate to admit it (I was much younger then) that . . . Daddy Liked.

Personally I think that nothing has reduced the prospect for racism against the Japanese than the beloved schoolgirl outfit. It is hard for a man to hate the japanese, especially when they finally find a way to convince their mate to find THEIR old school uniform (a lot of US schools still have them) or their old cheerleader outfit, or BUY them a new cheerleader outfit. I'm on a tangent, but I think that god loves the schoolgirl uniform, because I think there are a lot of schoolgirls who were conceived thanks to the assistance of the mesmerizing uniform.
47 posted on 11/01/2005 1:47:35 PM PST by wickedpinto (The road map to peace is a straight line down an Israeli rifle.)
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To: andyk
You rock Gwen Stefani! Anything lesbo shrew Maggie Cho is against, I am solidly for...


48 posted on 11/01/2005 1:47:56 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: George Smiley
The Koreans still have a great deal of animosity towards the Japanese for atrocities committed during World War II

And that is not even to mention that the Japanese culture itself is probably the most racist culture in the world today.

49 posted on 11/01/2005 1:48:15 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: gopwinsin04
I really don't care What Margaret Cho has to say on serious issues.

I'm just here to access Gwen Stefani and cute Asian babe pics.

Thanks for the excellent thread.

(Gwen needs to quit barfing after each meal)
50 posted on 11/01/2005 1:48:54 PM PST by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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