TV producer accused of racism, sexism May 8, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Asian, Black, Blacks, Card, Chinamen, IATSE, Intl. Assn. of Theatrical Stage Employees, Law & Order: SVU, Racism, Racist, Sexism, Sexist, Ted Kotcheff, Ted Kotcheff racism, Ted Kotcheff racist.
A Hollywood union has accused an executive producer of “Law & Order: SVU” of making racist and sexist remarks, claiming he often refers to Asian-Americans as “Chinamen.”
The Intl. Assn. of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) said it has complained to the show’s producer, NBC Universal Television, in three instances involving allegations against executive producer Ted Kotcheff over the past three years.
In the latest allegation, Kotcheff is accused of referring to a crew member as Stepin Fetchit, an old Hollywood stereotype denoting a servile, simple-minded black man.
The union said its attorneys notified NBC Universal brass in a letter dated April 7 that Kotcheff also told the crew member to “get your Caribbean ass out of here — go back to the Caribbean.”
The letter also claims Kotcheff “frequently refers to Asian Americans as ‘Chinamen’ and describes women in sexually derogatory and demeaning terms,” according to an IATSE press release distributed Wednesday.