In what is probably the longest protracted response to the phrase “ching chong” ever, nationally known slam poet Beau Sia posted an open letter to Rosie O’Donnell on YouTube. It’s a neat piece.

O’Donnell actually responded via her blog, too. Here’s an excerpt:

2 beau
an open response
to ur informative creative
and quite beautiful video

i apologize
for any and all pain
caused to any and all
by my comments
lack of compassion – empathy

u r right
i didnt get it

i know
my intent
was not to harm
yet obviously i did

there ya have it