Kim Jung Un Clowned on Ashley Madison Billboard Near LAX: Anyone Offended?
Conservative radio talk-show hosts John & Ken aren't the only people in town who think making fun of Asians is okay.
The cheaters'-dating website Ashley Madison today announced it has erected a billboard near LAX that punks Korean dictator Kim Jung Un and his portly, vertically challenged appearance.
The advertisement was launched on the occasion of ...
... Un's recent marriage to longtime gf Ri Sol Ju, according to a statement from Ashley Madison.
The billboard at Century and Aviation boulevards says:
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Affairs Now Guaranteed. Even if you look like him.
What's wrong with looking Asian?
AshleyMadison.com CEO Noel Biderman stated:
Whether you're the most powerful man in America, France, Italy or North Korea - you are destined to cheat. With with 15 million members in 25 countries, even Kim Jung Un can find an affair on AshleyMadison.com.
We reached out to longtime media watchdog Guy Aoki of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, who has a problem with Jay Leno's latest quip this week about North Koreans eating dogs (Leno's been warned repeatedly about this stupid stereotype, he says).
Aoki has no problem with making fun of Un via billboard, though:
I think it's OK. Hard to defend one of the North Koreans ...
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