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"FM News 101" KXL Billboard Disrespects Chinatown

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  • Started 6 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    Billboard says: "We Love You Long Time, CBS (logo) FM News 101, KXL."
    This from Fox 12:

    Radio Station Changing 'Insensitive' Billboard In Chinatown

    Posted on October 28, 2013 - 10:32 PM #
  2. RadioBuggie

    ..and Confucius say: 'If tree falls in forest it makes noise' ---

    Posted on October 28, 2013 - 11:52 PM #
  3. W7PAT

    Gee, and when I heard it in my head it sounded like a Jamaican said it.

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 12:27 AM #
  4. RichJohnson

    KOIN's coverage succeeded in matching KXL's ridiculousness with both the anchors and the reporter using the phrase 'some say it might be racist.' How many managers and lawyers did it take to come up with that?

    Also: KXL says it was quoting a popular rap song. Nobody in the decision making chain ever saw 'Full Metal Jacket'? Do we now need lessons in second hand pop cultural literacy? I guess so.

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 04:06 AM #
  5. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    -------------------------KXL Apologizes For Chinatown 'We Love You Long Time' Billboard-------------------------

    ALPHA BROADCASTING News-Talk KXL/PORTLAND has apologized for, and replaced, a billboard in PORTLAND's Chinatown neighborhood that read, "We Love You Long Time."

    The slogan comes from the film "Full Metal Jacket" and is uttered in the film (as "Me so horny, me love you long time") by a Vietnamese prostitute to an American soldier; it was also sampled by 2 LIVE CREW for the 1989 hit "Me So Horny."

    CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reports that KXL will remove the board and replace it with one reading "Stay connected, my friends," a play on DOS EQUIS' "The Most Interesting Man in the World" ad campaign. "It's a famous quote from an old rap song; we thought it would get attention but in no way meant disrespect to anyone," ALPHA Director of Marketing RANDI P'POOL told KOIN.

    This from KOIN Local 6:

    KXL To Change Billboard In Chinatown 'We Love You Long Time' Is Racist, Some Say

    The Huffington Post:

    Portland Radio Station Drops 'We Love You Long Time' Ad After Locals Deem It Racist

    From OPB:

    Chinatown Billboard Will Be Changed After Complaints

    The Portland Mercury:

    KXL: Keeping It Classy In Chinatown [POSTED OCTOBER 25TH]

    KXL Is Shamed Into Taking Down Its Billboard [POSTED OCTOBER 28TH]

    ABC 13 - KTRK-TV Houston:

    Oregon Radio Station Pulls Billboard Some Say Is Offensive

    Q13 Fox - KCPQ Tacoma:

    Portland Radio Station Changing ‘Insensitive’ Billboard In Chinatown

    ABC 8 - WRIC Richmond:

    Portland Billboard Causes Controversy in Chinatown

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 04:49 AM #
  6. washnotore

    How about it's twin near Pioneer Place.

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 05:33 AM #
  7. jay_zie

    The new billbooard will now offend middle easterns as they use the phrase "my friends" a lot.
    They should change it to something less offensive.
    Wouln't the correct grammar be "Stay Tunned Our Friends"

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 11:12 AM #
  8. westernelectric

    A "rap song"? What the hell is that?

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 11:32 AM #
  9. Alfredo_T

    What were they thinking when they created a billboard that references a song by 2 Live Crew?? 8O

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 01:07 PM #
  10. W7PAT

    "A "rap song"? What the hell is that?" It's an oxymoron.

    I've never seen Full Metal Jacket, and don't care to. I do recall a comedian saying that but it was with a Jamaican accent. I just don't remember who it was.

    Posted on October 29, 2013 - 02:47 PM #