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Lisa Chan apologizes for her role in ‘racist’ campaign ad

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

imageThe 21-year-old model/actress and recent UC Berkeley grad who starred in that controversial Senate campaign ad (below) for Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) widely derided as insulting to Asians is having second thoughts. In case you’re wondering, the reigning Miss Napa Valley majored in sociology, not political science. Here’s the apology she posted to Facebook today:

"I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities. As a recent college grad who has spent time working to improve communities and empower those without a voice, this role is not in any way representative of who I am. It was absolutely a mistake on my part and one that, over time, I hope can be forgiven. I feel horrible about my participation and I am determined to resolve my actions."

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