A controversial American news network is still facing vile backlash for its portrayal of Asian-Americans.
Fox News says the tone of a controversial segment was “gentle fun.”
CCTV’s Liling Tan is in New York where Asian-American community leaders held a meeting to address concerns over how the report perpetuated racial stereotypes. Fox News, which was invited to the dialogue, did not show up.
Asian American groups discuss stereotypes after Fox News segmentCCTV's Liling Tan is in New York where Asian-American community leaders held a meeting to address concerns over how the report perpetuated racial stereotypes. Fox News, which was invited to the dialogue, did not show up.
The segment on Fox News was meant to garner political opinion from Chinatown, but many said Fox correspondent Jesse Watters fed off racial stereotypes, mocked those who spoke poor English, and ridiculed the elderly.
CCTV America asked people in DC’s Chinatown what they thought of the video:
The story, which ignited a firestorm of outrage, prompted the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), and the Museum of Chinese in America to convene a town hall meeting in Chinatown.
Fox News didn’t show up at the meeting after the AAJA declined an invite from Fox News to appear on their show. Instead, AAJA says the community-held dialogue is a more appropriate platform to address the concerns of the Asian-American community.
The reaction against the Fox News story was swift and scathing, and a response from the popular American political satire program The Daily Show went viral.
As for the reporter Jesse Watters accused of mocking Asian-Americans, not a word from his Twitter feed since his apology of sorts last week.