This should be interesting. I hope they don’t settle. I’d like to see what really goes down.
A former art director for Martha Stewart’s magazine "Martha Stewart Living" was fired for complaining about an Asian stereotype set to appear in print, according to a $3 million suit.
Pei Hsieh, a Chinese-American, says she flagged the phrase in an e-mail to a supervisor after seeing it in a description of a lampshade that resembled "the Southeast Asian conical-shaped hats traditionally worn by laborers for sun protection."
"It is fraught with derogatory connotations, and its usage perpetuates negative stereotypes of Asians," Hsieh wrote in the August 2007 e-mail to a boss, according to her Manhattan federal suit.