Chinese American groups call for an open dialogue with ABC

(KTSF by Jessie Liang)

After the ABC’s late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel apologized for an offensive skit saying “kill everyone in China” which aired two weeks ago, Representative Judy Chu, Chair of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), says the Kimmel’s on-air apology “lacked substance or sincerity”. “He didn’t even refer to the incident itself. He seemed just gave a sort of like ‘I’m sorry’, and then immediately turned to his assistant and made another joke,” said Chu.

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The CAPAC sent a letter to Paul Lee, President of the ABC entertainment Group, saying that they acknowledged the apology, but Chu also intends to have a meeting with ABC Entertainment Group. Chu says, “We Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus have had a meeting such like this with NBC Universal, and it’s very successful. We were able to talk about too many things that bridge the cap between us and them. And I think it would be good to do this with ABC as well.”

Also on Tuesday, National Council of Chinese Americans sent a letter to ABC and its parent company Walt Disney as well to call for ABC to issue a formal, open and meaningful apology to all americans, particularly to Chinese and Asian Americans.

Haipei Shue, president of NCCA, says that wish ABC asking itself the question ‘How could we allow this to happen?’ and ‘What can we do to prevent it from happening again?’.

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