Adam Carolla Takes It All Back in Last Show


We thought that MANAA’s Guy Aoki and Adam Carolla had reached a gentleman’s agreement of sorts, after their clash over Carolla’s use of “ching-chong” to mock the Asian Excellence Awards in 2006. That was a battle that Carolla decidedly lost (both by his own admission and apology, and by his advertisers, seven of whom pulled out of his show). But when Rosie O’Donnell came under attack for her “ching-chong” comments, Carolla brought Aoki back on the show to make sure he was after her as well, and it appeared that the two had made amends. Carolla told Aoki, “I like this, I feel like this is like Terminator 2, I came back down and now I’m on your side…Keep up the good fight my brother, I feel like we’ve won an ally now.” Then he tried to get Aoki to go after Mazda for not representing any Asians in their commercial.

Fast forward to last month, when Carolla’s show was cancelled. In his second-to-last show on Feb. 19, he was in the middle of talking to a caller who was sad to see Carolla go, and suddenly he started talking about how he was so glad that he didn’t have to keep an eye on “swearing or a-holes like Guy Aoki. Racist a-holes, by the way, like Guy Aoki, who’re gonna climb up my ass if I say anything about all the Asian people that he, evidentally, represents. That’s every single Asian person on the entire planet. I will no longer have to worry about a-holes like that or guys like Jack Silver that are paranoid about extortionist racist a-holes like Guy Aoki.” Jack Silver was Carolla’s program director at the station Carolla broadcasted from, 97.1 FM.

Apparently he’s not over the situation after all. Disappointing indeed.

General Meeting – March 20, 2008

MANAA’s Next General Meeting is Thursday, March. 20th. The monthly general meeting starts at 7:30 PM, in the upstairs meeting room of the Chinatown Public Safety Association. We welcome your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.

We have several current events and issues to discuss at this month’s meeting, including:
– Upcoming release of the movie, “21”
– MANAA’s response to Norm McDonald on the Adam Carolla radio show
– Dennis Prager radio show comments about the Japanese American internment
– 2008 MANAA film student scholarship
– Results from the coalition meeting with NBC
– Feedback from APEX Mixer on Feb. 28th
– “Chinese Laundry” restaurant ads

View MANAA’s press release re: Norm McDonald incident
Visit the blog at to see MANAA’s response to what comedian Norm McDonald said while he was a guest on the Adam Carolla radio show.

MANAA Founding President to appear on Adam Carolla Show

Adam Carolla Offends Asian American Community Again


MANAA needs your help to call and write CBS Radio and urge the company to severely discipline syndicated radio host Adam Carolla for his most recent offensive comments against the Asian American community.


Dear MANAA Supporter:

We need your help. Our organization has sent more letters of complaint to Adam Carolla than anyone else in our history. He recently took the place of Howard Stern in six Western U.S. cities and, two weeks ago, made more highly offensive comments on his syndicated radio show. We need your help writing to key people within the CBS organization so please read the transcription below and hear the recording, which will be posted very soon, on our website