Saturday, February 24, 2007

Pat Robertson: Plastic Surgery Gives People "Oriental Eyes"

Through media, we often hear about how some Asians would get plastic surgery to make them appear with Caucasian-like facial features.

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According to Pat Robertson,

"[Westerners] they got the eyes like they're Oriental, and, you know, it's all pulled. So, make sure you do it right. But -- it's -- that's one way you can go, but it'll cost you five or six thousand dollars probably."

I personally doubt (at least I hope) Robertson had any intentional racist motive when he made the comment.

However, when he physically elongated his eyes to illustrate his point, that is when he has crossed the line. Especially when he is suggesting as if having "oriental eyes" is some kind defect that one should be ashamed of, thus "make sure you do it right."