Megan Lochte has offered up an excuse for that video where she repeatedly called Chinese people “chinks.” She says it was just a skit to provoke discussion about the nature of prejudice. In essence, she’s moved on from insulting just the Chinese to pretty much everyone who saw the video basically sending out a statement calling them idiots.
“This was not a real interview, and it in no way reflects my true feelings or persona whatsoever,” Locthe tells Us Weekly in a statement. “The intent was to make fun of the ignorance of people who actually do not have an understanding of other cultures and speak in racist ways.”
“The skit and my character were supposed to be making fun of ignorance,” the Multicultural Marketing major continues — not “any culture or class of people.”
“I do see how it was highly offensive to the viewer, but as seen by today’s widespread outrage, it clearly did increase awareness of the ignorance of those who are racist,” Lochte asserts, adding that she realizes people may still find the humor in poor taste.
“While the intent of the script was to shed light on cultural ignorance,” Lochte says, “I realize that in application it did offend people, and for that I apologize.”
This despite the fact that no other interview featured in show archives have been a skit. Regardless, this isn’t even an apology. This is just Megan saying, “I’m sorry if you were offended because you were too dumb to realize this was me satirizing ignorant people.” Hm, why yes, of course! I totally see it now. Her repeated use of “chink” was just biting social commentary. She should take her show to the Apollo and satirize the prejudice against black people. People will love it.
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