Yes, this again. Another white person and oddly these days white and culturally incompetent women in the media making racist jokes. The first one was an 8 year old Instagram post joking about an animal hospital being next to a Chinese restaurant was reposted online – and yes, you can guess what the actual joke is. It is another one of those insinuating Asians eat all types of animals type thing.
In a more recent post, Love posted a video of a cat outside an Asian restaurant with the description of “shop attendant or lunch”? Yeps, you know where that racist joke is going. Love has taken down the posts and has made a weak “sorry, not sorry” apology, and many netizens agree that the apology isn’t enough, as she never admitted the casual racism she was perpetrating towards Asians.
Her current employer Channel 7, is apparently looking into and investigating the matter quoting they are taking “the matter seriously” (via a Daily Telegraph source).
Instagram account @aussieinfluenceropinions, which called out Love on Monday for her video, has shared a post the journalist posted to Instagram in 2013. Here is more on this via (The Daily Telegraph):
The post shows an animal hospital next door to a restaurant called China Chef. Underneath the photo is a cartoon image of a dog with eyes narrowed, saying: “That’s suspicious.”
According to @aussieinfluenceropinions, which frequently calls out influencer behaviour online, Love deleted the post “roughly 5 minutes after I shared to my story”.
Vietnamese Australian influencer Alyssa Ho, expressed her anger at Love’s racism saying it was “reckless” and that it made her “sick”.
If you are interested, here is Love’s “sorry not sorry” weak apology (via The Daily Telegraph):
“I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,”
“I sincerely apologise for the oversight and offence I have caused.”
Love also said thank you to “those who called me out” as it was “what we need to make sure we are all accountable and do better”.
Yah, she has not addressed her racism and prejudices, so it’s probably best that Channel 7 cancels her. Let us know what you think.
Images via The Daily Telegraph