Dayton TV Station Apologizes to Julie Chen


Julie Chen's admission to having eye surgery to make them look less Asian continues to generate headlines. Chen has denied additional plastic surgery and the TV station where she once worked has issued an apology to Chen for the racism she experienced. 

According to Dayton Daily News, WDTN  apologized to Chen the day after her revelation first aired.

“We are sorry to hear about what happened to CBS’ Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV,” Joe Abouzeid, WDTN and WBDT president and general manager said in a statement. “The station was under different management and ownership during that time. At WDTN and WBDT, we don’t tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.”


Reportedly, WDTN was owned by Hearst Corporation at the time.

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  1. Avatar of RealisticViewer
    RealisticViewer

    I do not believe her. Almost everyone in Hollywood has something done to their noses to make them slimmer. They do not call it a “nose job” as they do not break the bone, they go into the nostrils and chisel away the sides to make them slimmer. I think that is what Julie had done and she chose her words very carefully and said a “nose job” rather than a cosmetic procedure. My sister is in the medical field and she said this is the modern day way to get a more attractive nose. Just saying . . .

  2. Avatar of RealisticViewer
    RealisticViewer

    I do not believe her. Almost everyone in Hollywood has something done to their noses to make them slimmer. They do not call it a “nose job” as they do not break the bone, they go into the nostrils and chisel away the sides to make them slimmer. I think that is what Julie had done and she chose her words very carefully and said a “nose job” rather than a cosmetic procedure. My sister is in the medical field and she said this is the modern day way to get a more attractive nose. Just saying . . .

  3. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    I find her whole story somewhat questionable too. Connie Chung had a fairly successful career back in the day and, as far as I know, has never spoken of being subjected to any pressure to look more Caucasian.

    In Asian countries like Korea and Japan where this surgical procedure is quite common the pressure is definitely not coming from anyone but Asians themselves.

  4. Avatar of bottomchef
    bottomchef

    ^ Of course american media and films and tv shows and fashion’s white definitions of beauty have a great impact on how women who are not white think of themselves. All “progressive/liberal” hollywood does is promote ideals of beauty being represented as a white woman.

    The apologist mentality for racism from american media and racism from “progressive/liberal” hollywood is really cliched.

  5. Avatar of heatherwebber10010
    heatherwebber10010

    I definitely believe her. She has an excellent makeup artist. If you look closely at her nose you can tell it’s the same as in the other picture. The contouring just makes it look different.

    I bet though when she goes off camera with the makeup on it looks very heavy and almost draggish.

  6. Avatar of bottomchef
    bottomchef

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]I find her whole story somewhat questionable too. Connie Chung had a fairly successful career [/quote]

    Bec connie chung was successful then julie chen must be making up racism and pressure from racist media towards Asian americans?

    There’s nothing questionable abt racism that julie chen experienced.

    Even her old dayton network has apologized for racism she endured. It’s great that julie chen is speaking abt these Asian american issues and racism towards Asian americans.

    There are very seldom any Asian american representation from mainstream media. While racist hollywood often portrays Asian american chars on night tv shows and films as objects of ridicule.

    Heck there are still no Asian american core familes and romantic leading men and women who are Asian american on any of these ancient day sudsers!

  7. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    bottomchef, you can twist my words any way you want. That’s what you usually do. Nowhere did I say she did not experience racism. She probably did. This is the good old U.S.A afterall. No minority escapes that.

    What I am questioning is the supposed pressure she says she felt to look Caucasian.

  8. Avatar of bottomchef
    bottomchef

    ^ You don’t think racial minorities who are public personalities experience pressures to look more white bec of racism from large segment of white audience? Bec of racism from “progressive/liberal” hollywood and mainstream media? Her boss bluntly told her she wouldn’t succeed bec of her physical appearance. And he told her that bec of racism. Dayton apologized to her bec she was pressured to change her physical appearance bec of racism. Yikes if you still don’t understand. Don’t even bother replying if you still don’t understand. End of debate.

  9. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    You are like a rabid dog with an unappetizing bone. The truth of the matter is that you are so agenda-driven (a praiseworthy agenda, by the way) that you only see things which conform to your worldview and refuse to see the facts as they really are.

    The present management at the Dayton station apologized for any racism Julie Chen may have experienced at the hands of the previous management. They are not the same people who were there when Chen was, so they have only her word that it actually happened. And since Chen is well-known, they have probably decided to cover their asses.

    Again, I’m not doubting that she perceives herself to be a victim of racism.

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