Orange County Lawyer Who Posted Racist Rant Meets The Scorn Of The Internet
Remember Christina Ignatius the Orange County lawyer and self-proclaimed ‘the most well known, most respected, and most requested law tutor in the nation’ who posted a hateful post about Asians. Well, she’s finally emerged from the depths of internet hell to tell the world she’s receiving death threats for that post. For the original story check out our post on Christina Ignatius.
Christina Ignatius originally made a post on Facebook about how Asians were taking over Orange County. This was the launching pad for her diatribe on Asians making such comments such as “They keep telling me that they are attending UCRA. I need to translate that into my head to deduce that they are going to UCLA” and “Yes, my sucker Caucasian male lawyer friends who married Asian women were completely poached for dollars and earning potential.”
When she initially got backlash over her post she said she didn’t hate Asians but actually loved them. “…By the way, I do not hate Asians. I really love them and I find differences to be funny and interesting.”
A little after she made those comments she seemed to take pride in making the news in a now deleted post that said, “Did you post something controversial as a joke and then you hit the news? Congratulations. You now have a phenomenal platform.” Unfortunately for her the heat didn’t die but kept rolling into something bigger.
Her New Statements
Christina Ignatius has now come out to tell her side of the story. She talked to the Orange County Register and said that the original post was a joke only meant to be seen by friends. “They (Asians) poke fun at themselves. I love them. I work with them. I love their culture. That’s why I love ‘The Things Asian Moms Says, ‘” she told the Orange County Register.
She goes on to say, “I didn’t have any intent of anger and hatred. If you have no malintent, you didn’t do anything wrong.”
Ignatius also added that she didn’t mean any disrespect to her Asian students, “It was just a funny comment. It was merely a joke.”
She blamed her former classmates, for posting snapshots of the post, who she says are trying to ruin her reputation. She concludes with the Orange County Register, “I’m kind of a silly girl, who is fun and easy going. My life is not news.”
Just Some Thoughts
It’s messed up that’s she’s getting death threats but it’s not surprising considering how things are nowadays. If you want to critique the woman’s post do so but just don’t issue death threats. Instead, write something like what Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff for Orange County District Attorney, wrote, “I am saddened by your racist, insensitive and simply unacceptable post. It’s hard to imagine that an attorney in Orange County would make such an ignorant post in 2018.”
Also, I doubt this will end here. Notice how she didn’t apologize for the post and blamed other people. Well, people are going to pick up on that and rake her for it. But one good thing about her statement was that she didn’t do it on television where she could fake cry. And that’s when I’ll lose any of the little respect I have for the lady.