California Senator Leland Yee has initiated a boycott of Rush Limbaugh's advertisers. Rush Limbaugh not surprisingly indulged in a racist imitation of the Chinese language - you know, literally "Ching chong, etc." during Hu Jin-tiao's visit to the U.S.
The petition from Leland Yee's website can be found here. Many Asian-American state and a number of civil rights groups, including Chinese for Affirmative Action, Japanese American Citizens League and the California National Organization for Women, have joined Yee in calling on sponsors to pull advertisements from Rush.
On the other hand, for Yee's efforts, he's gotten a few death threats by telephone and fax. Limbaugh and his station operator, Clear Channel, have refused to apologize.
Limbaugh's advertisers include
- Sleep Train (Mattress
The full list can be found here.