The Heat: Fox News’ Chinatown video faces backlash of Chinese-Americans

The Heat

Going viral, but not in a good way. The U.S. cable news network Fox News is facing major backlash over a video of Chinese-Americans that some are calling “racist” and “offensive.”

The Heat explores the latest on this controversial segment:

CCTV America Correspondent Sean Callebs reports.

CCTV America Digital Producer Lisa Chiu, also visited Chinatown in Washington, DC to find out how some people are reacting to the video.

For more insight on the Fox News video and Asian American stereotypes we talked to a panel of experts:

  • Clarence Lam, Maryland state legislator and physician at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Paul Cheung, President of the Asian American Journalists Association and Director of Interactive & Digital News Production at the Associated Press.
  • Christine Chen, founding and current executive director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote.
  • Karin Wang, Vice President of Programs and Communications for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA.

While the Watters video has been seen by many, Comedy Central’s rebuttal may be having the last laugh. Watch Comedian Ronny Chieng counter-report: (Warning: explicit language with bleeping)