Leland Yee Fans Support Boycott of Rush Limbaugh
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Yee launched an online petition, condemning Limbaugh for his "offensive" comments he made during his radio program where he mocked Chinese President Hu Jintao, using a fake Chinese dialect. The petition demands for Limbaugh to apologize and asks his sponsors to yank their advertisements.
And so you don't have to do the research yourself, Yee's Web site links to the companies that are currently sponsoring Limbaugh, including Pro Flowers, Onstar, Sleep Train and Domino's Pizza.
"We should never allow such racist vitriol to go unchallenged," Yee said. "These threats will not deter me and others from the work we are doing to embrace our diversity and help move our country forward."
The racist death threats had a graphic of an American-flag-adorned pickup truck dragging a noose and said the following:
"FIGHTING The Marxist Nigger Thug Hussein Obama & Fish Head Leeland Yee
To: JoBama Rectum Sniffing Moron LEELAND LEE Achtung! Fish Head Leeland Lee. Rush Limbaugh will kick your Chink ass and expose you for the fool you are. Without exceptions, Marxists are enemies of the United States Constitution! Death to all Marxists! Foreign and Domestic!"
The faxes were turned over to authorities, according to Yee's staff.
Last week, Yee demanded an apology from Limbaugh after he went on the air and made fun of President Jintao's speech, saying it wasn't translated. "He was speaking and they weren't translating, normally they have someone translating every couple of words," Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh then broke into an imitation of the president's speech, using a fake dialect and making up what he thought sounded like Chinese language.
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