Joining the ranks of fellow Americans keen to joke about the misfortunes of the yellow races or ascribe racial guilt to the Japanese for Pearl Harbor/whaling/non-whiteness, Family Guy producer and writer Alec Sulkin has been caught pointing out that Japanese deaths don’t matter as their ancestors once bombed a naval base at Pearl Harbor.
That the comment was made on Twitter hardly requires explanation:
“If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google ‘Pearl Harbor death toll.'”
He soon deleted the joke and offered the usual trite apology for getting caught.