If you haven't heard of Alison Gold she is very attractive - just the sort of thing a sexist
would say - and she sings quite well. It has to be said though that Chinese Food
is not a very good song, lyrically at any rate. All the same, it has had over 13 million page views since it was uploaded to YouTube
on October 14. Currently it has been given a thumbs down by a margin of around 3 to 1.
It may be a bad song, but is it racist
? Alas, yes, according to some
. Others have called it
This sort of silliness knows no bounds; the peanut butter and jelly sandwich (yuk!) appears to be a uniquely American phenomenon, yet last year that too was branded racist
, along with all other sandwiches
, apparently. After all, what about those like Somalis or Hispanics who might not eat sandwiches?
The actual sandwich is of course named after an Englishman, the Earl of Sandwich
, and Chinese food is named after...?
Can anyone take this "food racism
" seriously? Alas, in the world of political correctness, the search to find offence is tireless, even calling some food healthy can be construed as racist
by some people
There is though a real joker in the pack when it comes to the Chinese Food
song. Alison Gold is only 12 years old; its composer is Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer Patrice Wilson, and he wrote it for a very innocuous reason
: he loves Chinese food!