Kelly started laughing hysterically, as did individuals off camera. She then announced that Fox News host Shepard Smith's program was coming up next.
"Oh my god, Megyn. Are you kidding me?" Smith asked. "You're out of your mind."
"Shepard, I've been drinking again!" Kelly said through her laughs.
"I can tell. You enjoy yourself," Shepard responded. "Wow."
Once again, conservatives consider Indians in racist or stereotypical terms. Kelly wouldn't think of emulating a jive-talkin' black, but doing the same for Indians is okay.
This isn't a big deal by itself. No doubt Kelly was only "joking," at least in her own mind. But the incident shows how pervasive is the racist stereotyping of Indians in our society.
For Indians, this is the norm, not an aberration. They have to deal with this perception constantly. Wherever they go, whatever they do, someone is likely to think or say, "Chief...teepee...'How!'...feathers...horse...arrows...tomahawk."
For more on the subject, see "Little Things" Have Big Consequences and Conservatives Use "Language of Savagery."