From Phoenix Online:
ABC Website Deletes Video of a Program With “Kill Everyone in China” Remark
Original title: Tens of Thousands of People Petition on White House Website
According to foreign media reports, on October 16th, a “kill everyone in China” remark appeared during the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, a late-night talk show program of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and shocked American public opinion. For days, over 25K netizens petitioned on the White House website, demanding that the American Broadcasting Company cancel this program as well as apologize for the racist speech in the program.
On the 23rd local time, this program has already been pulled from the ABC website.
According to reports, in this program, the host Jimmy Kimmel invited 4 children of different skin colors to form a “Kid’s Table” where they discussed national affairs while eating candies to satirize “members of Congress acting like a bunch of kids”.
When Jimmy asked, “We owe China 13 trillion US dollars of debt; how shall we pay them back?” a 5-year-old boy’s response astonished people, saying “We should go around the world, and kill everyone in China,” to which Mr. Kimmel amusingly said, “Kill everyone in China? That’s an interesting idea.”
This insulting comment against China made on Jimmy’s program caused a huge controversy.
On the White House Website, the petition calling for the program to be cut has already over 25K signatures. The petition [author] claims to be very disturbed by this “’Kid’s Table’ show”, and claims “The program is totally unacceptable and it must be cut. […] this is the same rhetoric used in Nazi Germany against Jewish people. Please immediately cut the show and issue a formal apology.”
Apart from the majority of ethnic Chinese petitioners, there are also apparently petitioners who are Westerners judging by their surnames. One petitioner wrote, “I was very disturbed towards by Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Kid’s Table’ show. […] The kids might not know anything better. However, Jimmy Kimmel and ABC’s management are all adults. ABC must issue a sincere apology.”
An overseas Chinese person commented after watching the video on YouTube, “My anger is not at the kids, but their parents, and the host, and ABC, for they are ruining the kids. My daughter is 4 years old. If she says something like: kill all the blacks, or kill all the Jews, I would definitely have a serious talk with her, because that is not tolerable speech.”
Some Asian-American bloggers also made criticisms over the show. “Bostonese”, an online journal that serves the overseas Chinese community in Boston, wrote, “To broadcast these racist and genocidal comments, Mr. Kimmel, this is not funny at all.”
Incidents “insulting/denigrating China” in foreign TV are common, with some television stations even doing so repeatedly. With regards to this, American China Express senior media figure Guan Liming said in an interview several days ago that American TV hosts know very little about China, so it’s not surprising to have this kind of thing happened, but it mustn’t be tolerant.” Sourced from CCTV.
|1. How do you view the public airing of the 6-year-old child’s “kill everyone in China” remark by the American television station?|
|2. Do you believe the “kill everyone in China” remark said by the 6-year-old child on the television program was by chance/random?|
|3. Do you believe American media should or shouldn’t apologize to Chinese people for airing such speech?|
|4. What do you think is the reason for the frequent appearance of anti-Chinese and inhuman speech in American media?|
Comments from Phoenix Online :
Americans are simply indulging in wishful thinking…China had experienced invasions by many countries, including you Americans, and have also suffered the genocidal invasion of the little Japanese devils, but look at the strength and prosperity of China now… China, the Chinese people will always protect you.
Just how did these parents educate their children? A bunch of bandits after all!
Not surprising, this is exactly the mentality of the American government.
What’s in Sima Zhao‘s mind, everyone on the street knows [meaning that a person’s supposed hidden intention is so well known that it is not really hidden any more.] Americans from the bottom of their hearts want to kill all Chinese people.
China is always about educating people how to repay their benefactors, but America is just the opposite, educating people on how to kill their benefactors!!! Must be full alert/vigilance.
The Yankees desire to kill us won’t die!
The early education of Americans… I smiled/laughed.
Is this a joke? I think it’s what Americans really think.
America’s true thoughts.
So naïve. So [they think] deleting it is equal to it having never been said? Hehe.
Those who are irresponsible are them, [those] who are always saying how education abroad is better. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.
America’s school shooting cases come from children who talk and act like this.
I truly hope the kid’s statements will wake up the Chinese government. Americans have been borrowing money without any intention of having to pay it back. It will make excuses to war with you and then renege on their debt afterwards! This is something even American kids know!
Now that the ABC website has deleted it, I’m thinking shouldn’t all the various influential websites consider deleting it too?
Give the American Indians back their territory. Pay back your debts to various countries of the world. Return justice to the world.
It may be that many Americans truly do think this…
This is national circumstances of the United States, a nation of violence.
There is no harm in children’s words, but we should be on our guard, although there is no need to elevate this to the level of principles and policy [broaden, take too seriously].