By Savannah Smith  |  09-26-2018   News
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Voice actor for animated TV shows “Archer”’ and “Bob’s Burgers”’ H. Jon Benjamin tweeted an ill-advised and, to many, tasteless joke on Saturday which many people found “racist.” The backlash quickly spread that within minutes since posting his joke, Benjamin was compelled to issue an immediate apology for the joke that made many social media users angry, instead of amused.

The contentious tweet went: “Quick idea for the name of a tea shop- ‘ooh me so horny, me love you oolong time' tea shop.”

The joke was obviously in reference to the “me so horny” line from Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket. The movie was released in 1987, and since then the “me so horny”’ line has been quoted many times and became infamously an Asian stereotype.

The backlash quickly followed. Benjamin’s message was also almost instantly Ratio’d, which is basically a Twitter phenomenon where the number of responses far outnumber the retweets.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ah, the Asian joke. The lowest of the low hanging fruits… appropriate for the lowest form of comic. Stick to burgers &quot;Bob.&quot;</p>&mdash; Twoo (@Tubularfruit) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tubularfruit/status/1043652091615555584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really disappointing to hear this type of racist garbage from you. I was a fan.</p>&mdash; 伍 狄 羿 (@vrooooommmmm) <a href="https://twitter.com/vrooooommmmm/status/1043610638956855296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Benjamin then responded to the backlash by deleting the post and issuing an apology. He wrote: “Sorry I offended many. I agree this ‘joke’ was lazy and incompetent and formulated quickly while making a cup of oolong tea.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sorry I offended many. I agree this ‘joke’ was lazy and incompetent and formulated quickly while making a cup of oolong tea. The fact that it was a famous line in a movie does not give me license to… <a href="https://t.co/H4InIpkZMC">https://t.co/H4InIpkZMC</a></p>&mdash; h. jon benjamin (@HJBenjamin) <a href="https://twitter.com/HJBenjamin/status/1043661552526745601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The voice actor also added: “The fact that it was a famous line in a movie does not give me license to… make light of the big picture stereotyping Vietnamese people and Asian Americans in general. I’m sorry I ever made that cup of tea. And thanks for making me realize this in quick order.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">to make light of the big picture stereotyping of Vietnamese people and Asian Americans in general. I’m sorry I ever made that cup of tea. And thanks for making me realize this in quick order</p>&mdash; h. jon benjamin (@HJBenjamin) <a href="https://twitter.com/HJBenjamin/status/1043661558973431808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://nypost.com/2018/09/25/bobs-burgers-actor-lands-in-hot-water-for-racist-joke/

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