‘No excuse’: Delaware representative apologizes for using anti-Asian slur in private email

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

A Delaware lawmaker apologized online after his email containing an anti-Asian slur about Asian women made its way to the media.

What happened: State Rep. Gerald Brady (D-DE) accidentally sent the email to a person advocating the decriminalization of prostitution on June 27, according to the News Journal of Wilmington via The Associated Press.

  • The advocate, whose name was not revealed, had shared a Princeton University study with Brady. The study suggested that "the presence of strip clubs led to a decrease in sex crimes in a New York City police precinct."

  • Although the advocate referred to a period of time in Rhode Island in which massage parlor and strip club prostitution was decriminalized, the shared study never specifically mentioned Asian women engaged in sex work and strip clubs.

  • “Is the dude basically saying, if we provide free Bl*wj*bs for Uncle Pervie there will be few rapes and few ch*nk broads will be shipped in CONEX containers to the Port of Wilmington??” Brady said in his reply using an official government email address.

  • Drew Volturo, a spokesman for the House Democratic Caucus, explained that the email was supposed to go to a private citizen whom Brady asked to summarize the study. However, the lawmaker accidentally replied to the advocate's email.

The apology: Brady took to Facebook on Tuesday after someone forwarded the email to the News Journal of Wilmington, WHYY reported.

(To view the statement below, you must click on the Facebook post and look through the social media platform.)

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

  • “There is no excuse I can offer that explains my embarrassing and shameful words that insulted, stereotyped and dehumanized an entire culture while making light of a serious human rights crisis,” Brady said.

  • Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, said it was "really disheartening" to see Brady's email.

  • “When it comes from folks who you are hoping can be partners with you in changing the trajectory of this country, and its racism and sexism, and those other very people using this kind of language, it really does set you back in terms of just mentally and emotionally,” Choimorrow said.

Featured Image via DETV

Enjoy this content? Read more from NextShark!

Sheffield University Student Attacked For Wearing a Face Mask in the U.K., Center Reports

Seattle Man Yells Racial Slurs, Spits on and Attacks Asians, Police Search Underway

Two Asian American Passengers Attacked in Separate Incidents on SF Muni Buses

Thousands of Filipinos Evacuate After One of World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes Erupts

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting