French Magazine Le Point Labels Chinese Women ‘Prostitutes’

The routine excuse for this journalistic racism in France (which has been used on a number of occasions as a ‘legal’ defence) is that the articles are intended to be taken as ‘humorous’. SOS Rascisme 10 advised that there should be a definite limit to humour in the media that is ‘racist’ in nature and intended to alienate and insult a French ethnic minority. When asked to comment on their article claiming all Chinese women were ‘prostitutes’, Le Point issued a statement claiming the article was intended as ‘humour’, and that its contents had been misconstrued.