Hot 97 WQHT / Miss Jones Tsunami Song

Mike Sun, a reader here, wrote a comment a few days ago about the racist Hot 97 tsunami song that has been (barely) in the news recently. Miss Jones' morning show was suspended today, and a few of Hot 97's sponsors (Sprint and McDonalds) have yanked support from the station. Good riddance. I hope the suspension lasts.

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HOT 97 WQHT Radio Hosts Sing of 'Africans Drowning,' 'Screaming Chinks,' and 'Chinamen' Tsunami Victims (Asian Media Watch)

January 21, 2004

Yet another example of racist hate radio aired on New York's Hot 97 WQHT-FM broadcast their "Tsunami Song" which laughs at dead South Asian tsunami victims using racially derogatory words "chink" and "Chinamen," and by calling the drowning victims "bitches." The song aired twice on the "Miss Jones in the Morning" show on January 18, 2005. The radio hosts received complaints soon after airing the song and responded by playing the song again, an anonymous source told Asian Media Watch.

Lyrics:
"There was a time, when the sun was shining bright
So I went down to the beach to catch me a tan.
Then the next thing I knew, a wave 20 feet high
Came and washed your whole country away.
And all at once, you can hear the screaming chinks.
And no one was saved from the wave.
There were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept away.
You can hear God laughing, 'Swim you bitches swim.'

[Chorus]
"So now you're screwed. It's the tsunami,
You better run and kiss your ass away. Go find your mommy.
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head.
And now your children will be sold. Child slavery."

(Article goes on -- you can read it here)

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- Angry Asian Man
- hiphopmusic.com (or here)
- CNN Article
- Rice Bowl Journals thread