Monday, March 25, 2013


The Amazing Race is my favorite reality show. Frankly, outside The Voice, it's the only reality show I see regularly. There's just something great about seeing contestants doing all those detours and roadblock in strange countries around the world.

In a recent episode of the show, contestants were in Vietnam and were filmed at the site of a crashed U.S. B-52 bomber. There was also a segment where players had to listen to a pro-communist anthem being sung. For that, the producers found themselves on the receiving end of public backlash from the American public.

Why? Seriously, I must have watch 2 dozens shows and movies showing American soldiers killing thousands of Vietnamese. You know, the land where thousands of Vietnamese died from American bullets, bombs and Agent Orange.  I never heard any complains about sensitivity then. 

And The Amazing Race got into trouble for a small segment in Vietnam? Considering all the movies they made about the Vietnam War, it's a little rich for Americans to be complaining about it now. 

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