What’s the Republican Party up to these days? Are they working on condemning their racist, neo-Nazi, white supremacist supporters? Are they working on conducting peaceful demonstrations and resolving the effects of their divisive rhetoric?
I’m afraid not. This week, the Arizona Republican Party posted a photo of Margaret Cho’s 1994 sitcom "All-American Girl" in order to portray “Asian-Americans” on their website.
The photograph was featured prominently on the official website before being removed, accompanied by the caption “Asian Americans,” on a page stating the political party would never “demand special rights for certain races, push policies that favor members of one group over another, or single out certain ethnic or social groups with the promise of special favors or political privileges,” reported Vice News.
Stock photos of ethnic groups and a poster for a fictional TV show seem like odd ways to relate to diverse supporters.
Not only did the Arizona Republican Party not do their homework, they showcased an avid opponent to the GOP and President Donald Trump in Margaret Cho.
Honestly, shut the fuck up. https://t.co/ac4Hmu9MtJ— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) August 14, 2017
I don't get high anymore but if I did I'd love to get a taste of what they're smoking. Must be some good shit. https://t.co/dDtYNJ1BBl— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) August 9, 2017
SEAN SPICER OUT pic.twitter.com/vCG58VVjV7— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) July 21, 2017
Cho told Vice News she had a similar experience with bad information.
“I find this similar to when I was a kid someone told me that Simon Lebon’s name was “Mike Hunt” and so I went around school saying ‘I love Mike Hunt’ and even wrote it on my locker,” Cho said. “I didn’t bother to research and paid the price of a dodgeball to the face. They got some bad information and ran with it. They deserve a dodgeball to the face.”
BD Wong, a cast member of "All-American Girl," also hilariously mocked the political party's mistake on Twitter.
The photo was quickly removed, and the Arizona Republican Party apologized, admitting their mistake.
Hopefully, the next time the political party wants to showcase their diverse supporters, they'll have the photos to prove it. If not, maybe they can just fake it.
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