Ting Comments on Jimmy Kimmel “Kill all the Chinese” Segment

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San Francisco, CA –Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to growing controversy over an October 16 segment called “Kids’ Table” that aired on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live where a young boy proposed "kill all the Chinese" as a solution to America’s national debt problem.

“It is shocking that a network would air a segment calling for the genocide of over a billion people and call it a joke.  The most infuriating part of this incident is not that it took so long for ABC to apologize, it’s that the network never took responsibility for the systematically poor judgment that made the development and airing of the segment possible.  That is why ABC’s apology is so inadequate and so insincere.  All of this is an unfortunate reminder that the media use a very different yard stick for determining acceptable content about the Asian community.”