Then Friday afternoon I hear The Onion posted something their writers thought would be a funny joke. I was sent a link and here's what I found. The story read "CNN Releases Photos of 3 Obese Mexican Women Suspected in Boston Bombing."
It goes on to read:
BOSTON—In the midst of a widespread manhunt that has put the city of Boston on lockdown, CNN released a series of photographs today depicting the three obese Mexican women it claims are the chief suspects in the Boston Marathon attack. “My top-level sources have confirmed that the individuals depicted in these photos planned, coordinated, and put into effect this week’s deadly bombing,” said CNN reporter John King, speaking of the trio of overweight hispanic women, two of whom reportedly died in the late 1990s and one of whom has never actually visited the United States. “If you come across the suspects, please be careful. My sources tell me these women are armed and highly dangerous.” At press time, everyone at CNN was congratulating one another on the good job they’ve been doing.
I like a funny joke, but this is just in poor taste. I know The Onion is a business and it tries to make people laugh, but making a joke about the manhunt and then throwing in Mexican women--is just plain ridiculous.
It's obvious why they come up with such racist ridiculous jokes. Look at their writers--not one Latina on their editorial staff.
This is the best your writers could come up with? Fire them and apologize to us Mexican women.
Give them a piece of your mind:
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