The Chicago Sun-Times is under fire for its headline "Fright 214" regarding the Asiana Airlines Flight plane crash in San Francisco Saturday. Some see it as offensive as a play on stereotype of an Asian accent. Is it:
Looks like we found the chink in that newspaper's armor.
That newspaper has always had slanted coverage.
Some people are giving this headline writer WAY too much credit.
I don't think I could have done that on purpose if I tried.
Fright, as in "scary, fearful, frightening." Anyone choosing to focus on PC "interpretation" it was an Asian-diss look for reasons to be offended. I have no time for that. The event, in/of self sufficiently horrific. Let's keep eye on ball, ppl.
I highly doubt it was deliberate. At least I'd like to think so. I would think a good editor would have spotted it & revised it.
Fright sounds like flight. It's a play on words to emphasize that it was scary.
....they were clearly referring to the scary factor.
Anyone who claims its "insensitive"...is the only one going to that conclusion, and are themselves an asshôle.
Oh my gosh that is quite an unfortunate coincidence...
But that's really all it is. A coincidence. I don't think they meant it meanly.