It seems like Mr. Sulkin has been taking a ton of heat the last couple days since the Earthquake in Japan. Is it justified? Maybe, but only that it could be misconstrued as insensitive. He also acknowledged this and apologized and removed the controversial Tweet. But he has been labeled a racist, unfairly, since his Tweet.
Alec Sulkin is … wait for it … A COMEDY WRITER. A comedy writer for … wait for it again … FAMILY GUY. A show notorious for its tasteless humor AND offending everyone! This Tweet was out there before the devastation of the tsunami, and if you take that out of the equation, it’s kind of ingenious. Insensitive? Yes. Too soon? Probably. But labeling this man a racist is not fair. That label, for someone who is NOT a racist, is beyond insulting and hurtful. It was a joke. A joke that was out there too fast, and was taken down appropriately. He acknowledged his insensitivity. He apologized. And we should move on. He should be able to move on. So stop calling him a racist, or a bigot. It serves no purpose to anyone. Especially those in Japan.
This type of mass hysteria just reminds me how humans have no desire to know what logic is. Jumping to the conclusion that he is now a racist is absurd, and illogical. It was an ill-timed joke. Plain & simple. Let him move forward, and continue doing what he does best: making people laugh. Everyone calling him a racist just reminds me why I am a misanthrope. Humans prefer emotion over logic, emotion over truth, and emotion over facts. Unless you personally know Alec Sulkin, you can’t label him a racist because of one Tweet. I read the Tweet and this was my exact reaction, “Uh oh.” Why ‘Uh, oh?’ Because of course it was a Tweet to raise eyebrows, to be controversial. But to be racist? Really? You guys think Alec Sulkin hates Japanese people?
And then his apology isn’t good enough. Ugh, I hate people.