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Is it racist that CBC announcer commented Chinese swimmer died like a pig?   [Copy link] 中文

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Following the women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay final, CBC commentator Byron MacDonald, who thought his microphone was off, said: “The little 14-year-old from China dropped the ball, baby. Too excited, went out like stink, died like a pig. Thanks for that.”


The incident immediately caused outrage online with watchers tweeting their disbelief at the comments by MacDonald, a 1972 Olympian and swimming coach at the University of Toronto, and called for the him to lose his job.


Is it a racist comment? Why are Chinese athletes becoming targets of abuse and redicule?

Byron MacDonald’s analysis of 14-year-old Ai Yanhan’s fourth place finish at the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay outraged viewers of CBC’s live Olympic coverage on Wednesday

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Ai Yanhan of China in the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final was  described as:  'That little 14-year-old from China dropped the ball, baby. Too excited, went out like stink, died like a pig.'

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Criticism on Twitter came thick and fast against Byron MacDonald with many calling him out

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Twitter users did not hold back when the heard how insensitive Byron Macdonlad was being

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CBC ended up apologizing more than 90 times to people who had tweeted in response to the remark

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if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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AT LEAST, CHINESE SWIMMERS AND NETIZENS DO NOT THINK LIKE A PIG!

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