In a recent broadcast by blowhard, Rush Limbaugh, he expressed commentary related to the recent visit to the White House by President Hu of China. In the midst of this commentary, Limbaugh began imitating Chinese-speak, akin to a religious televangelist speaking in tongues. The gibberish was nothing short of mockery and a California State Senator, Leland Yee, expressed himself in protest, asking advertisers to pull support and asking Limbaugh fans to boycott his show.
Shortly thereafter Yee received not only threatening faxes with noose/pick up truck imagery, but a voicemail which mocked him as an Asian-American.
Making fun of someone's culture by imitating the way they speak is both inappropriate and offensive.
To make my point, let me mock rednecks and see how well they take it.
You've no doubt heard the country music song mockery before.
My wife done left me, my truck don't work, my horse died, and my dog is the only friend I got left.
No? Not offended yet?
What about mimicking the southern drawl?
I did dat dere done what for n ah seen mah paw n ah yell yee haw
If I did that down here, I'd have my ass in a sling.
It's called the Golden Rule. If you preach it, live by it.