ScreenshotThe Daily Show's Ronny Chieng interviews a person in New York City's Chinatown.
THE HORRENDOUS offensive racist interview conducted by Jesse Watters on the Fox Network's The O'Reilly Factor brought an immediate backlash from the AAPI community, a half-hearted apology from Watters and the story isn't over.
On Thursday evening, fighting fire with fire, The Daily Show’s senior media correspondent Ronny Chieng delivered a beautiful response that all of us want to say to Watters. He hurled an avalanche of insults at the so-called comedian (who has not tweeted since half-apologizing on Wednesday).
“If you’re going to be racist, at least get your stereotypes right, you ignorant sack of shit!” Chieng said. “Karate isn’t Chinese, it’s Japanese, and you’re doing it in a Tae Kwan Do studio which is Korean, you f--king jack-off!”
Chieng then proceeded to interview some Chinese passers-by in Mandarin and Cantonese and received some cogent and politically knowledgeable responses including the final interview that was probably a scripted set-up.
When asked about Watters, the man responded:
“The chickenshit reporter who came down here?” the man asked Chieng, in reference to Watters’ segment. “The one who was sent here by the larger chickenshit who didn’t come to Chinatown because he was afraid to do it himself? The one with no testicles, the one who came down here and said, ‘Let me talk to some old people, let me put them on camera without asking them, and put them on national television and make fun of them in the worst possible way?’ That asshole?”
Watch it here:
The Asian American Journalists Association wrote to David Tabacoff, executive producer of The O'Reilly Factor on Wednesday to protest the skit and Tabacoff responded by inviting AAJA President Paul Cheung to appear on the show on Friday.
The journalists' organization declined the invitation but in turn, invited Tabacoff to have a dialogue with the AAPI community in a town hall slated for Sunday. "We believe meaningful engagement can occur only if there is significant dialogue not just with us, but with the broader community," read the AAJA statement.
The town hall will take place Sunday (Oct. 10) between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. EST at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York's Chinatown.“We encourage Jesse Watters, his producers and other Fox News staff members to attend,” the organization stated.