Padma Lakshmi’s response

A few days ago I commented on a post by my friend Questlove, which angered and offended many. It was a thoughtless passing joke, but I know that things said without thinking can be harmful and hurtful. As a person who has experienced firsthand the effects of racism, as well as the sting of negative comments based on my skin or ethnicity, I should have known better. As an Asian, I have no right to add to stereotypes of other Asians. I am simply, sorry. No excuses. Nothing more.