Save The Children Sends Out Cringe-y Caricatured Holiday Gift Package

October 12th, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

I don’t want to bag on an organization like Save The Children, which I’ve supported and will continue to support, but I’m giving them the side-eye–a seriously slanty, caricatured side-eye–for the mailing they sent out this week asking for holiday donations.

The mailing included wrapping paper and gift tags drawn by children, which in theory is quite sweet, except in this case:

I thought this kind of rendering of Asian people died out last century, only to be carried on in this day and age by a select few, namely bitter baristas, overpriced Italian housewares companies, and, um, racists?

It appears from the copyright on this particular wrapping paper that the artwork is, in fact, from 1994. I’m willing to bet even the artist, “Laura, Age 14,” would look at this now and cringe, chalking it up to the ignorance of her youth.

[Save the Children]

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One Response to “Save The Children Sends Out Cringe-y Caricatured Holiday Gift Package”

  1. infomofo says:

    Y’know it’s kinda understandable and forgiveable when a 14 year old does it. What was not fine was the SNL sketch this week with 2 non-asian actresses dressed up as Chinese Foxconn workers doing their worst chop-socky accents.

    Just because no one watches it, does not make blatant racism ok.

    I thought they did a good job with the Jeremy Lin stuff last season by turning it around and making the joke about the idiots doing the racist impressions, but they’ve just gone back to their stale old yellowface shtick. I would have maybe given SNL props for having Jay Pharoah do it.

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