The great Chip Tsao has apologized. See what other bloggers are saying:
Today, HK Magazine has published the statement below.
April 3rd, 2009
The publisher and editors of HK Magazine wish to apologize unreservedly for any offense that may have been caused by Chip Tsao’s column dated March 27.
HK Magazine has long championed the rights of Filipinos working in Hong Kong. We note that Filipinos have often been unfairly treated in Hong Kong, and that they make an important contribution to this community.
As a magazine, we would never want to say anything that would negate that belief.
The column in question was satirical. One aspect of satire is that it can at times be read in different ways. In this particular case, many people have read meanings into this column that were never actually intended.
We wish to assure our readers that we have nothing but respect for Filipinos, both living in Hong Kong and abroad.
Okay then. Apology accepted. But Chip Tsao will remain an idiot in my book. Published words may sometimes fuel hate. As a veteran journalist, sensitivity is expected of him.