By David Li, bostonese.com
In a recent episode of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host discussed with four kids of the government shutdown in the Kid’s Table segment. When Jimmy Kimmel asked the kids about what to do with the $1.3 trillion U.S. debt to China, one boy replied: “Kill everyone in China.” Jimmy Kimmel commented “that’s an interesting idea,” and went on to discuss more about this idea as if there was nothing wrong with it. The editors and managers of ABC must have felt the same way, and aired these racist and genocidal discussions on air.
||It’s hard to believe that the Disney corporation, owner of ABC, ESPN and other TV channels, would allow this to happen, and has remained silent thus far in its aftermath. With its movies, toys and theme parks, Disney is making billions of dollars in China. It’s totally unacceptable for Jimmy Kimmel Live to air these racist comments on air. Many upset Chinese people have called boycott of ABC and Disney products until an official apology from Disney and Jimmy Kimmel. Some demanded that Disney must fire Jimmy Kimmel and whoever is responsible for letting this happen.|
Chao Zhong commented on a Youtube video of the segment: “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.”
Apparently, Jimmy Kimmel didn’t sense the need to correct the kids, and went on with the discussion. Mr. Kimmel, this is not funny at all. You have missed a great opportunity to teach the boy a lesson when the senseless remarks were made.
A petition “Investigate Jimmy Kimmel Kid’s Table Government Shutdown Show on ABC Network” has been launched at whitehouse.gov on Oct. 19, 2013. The creator of the petition wrote: “I was very disturbed by Jimmy Kimmel’s Kids Table show. It was aired on ABC recently and talked about killing all the Chinese so that the states do not need to pay back their debts to China. The kids might not know anything better. However, Jimmy Kimmel and ABC’s management are adults. They had a choice not to air this racist program, which promotes racial hatred. The program is totally unacceptable and it must be cut. A sincere apology must be issued. It is extremely distasteful and this is the same rhetoric used in Nazi Germany against Jewish people. Please immediately cut the show and issue a formal apology.”
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