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Online fury over child’s comments[Global Times | 2013-10-23 22:33:01
By Liu Sheng


American comedian Jimmy Kimmel and his talk show have ignited ire among Chinese netizens after a kid on his show suggested solving the US debt crisis by "killing everyone in China."

The talk show, which was broadcast on the ABC Network on October 16, invited four kids to discuss the government shutdown. In the clip, when Kimmel asked what to do about the $1.3 trillion US debt to China, a boy suggested killing everyone in China so the US would not need to pay back their debts. Hearing this, Jimmy Kimmel commented "ok, it's an interesting idea," and turned to the other kids.

The clip spread widely online, with critics calling it racial discrimination. Some netizens launched a petition on the White House petition website on October 19, asking the Obama administration to "investigate the Jimmy Kimmel Kid's Table Government Shutdown Show on the ABC network."

According to the website "We Are the People," if a petition meets the 100,000 signature threshold on November 18, it will be reviewed by the US administration and it will issue a response. To date, more than 14,800 people have signed the petition.

"The kids might not know any 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 petition creator wrote on the page, demanding a sincere apology while comparing the words used in Kimmel's program to those used by Nazi Germany against Jewish people.

Jimmy Kimmel and ABC Network have not yet commented.

Joe Wong, a Chinese American stand-up comedian, asked netizens to sign the petition on his Sino Weibo. "I am a comedian, but I am also a Chinese. They dare to make fun of Chinese, whom are under-represented and minorities there, but they are afraid of mentioning other races. The reason is that they know the consequences of offending blacks or Jews are more serious," Wong wrote.

One netizen, "claluc100," commented under the clip on Youtube, saying "On the one hand the media claim to be against racial discrimination and support universal values, on the other hand they incite racial hatred and even air programs to instigate genocide (even using kids as tools). Such a double standard."

Gu Xiaoming, a professor at the School of Humanities at Fudan University, told the Global Times that some were reading too much into comments from a child. "The host thought the kid's comment was absurd so that he laughed and moved on to the next topic," he added.

But it showed us that the American public, even children, are well aware of the $1.3 trillion US debt crisis and it reflected Americans' anxiety on the issue to some extent, Gu added.

"We also need to consider how such horrible sentence came from a kid," he said, while asking what kind of atmosphere could encourage it.








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Post time 2013-10-25 18:15:48 |Display all floors
wait till you hear what rats like you say about America...............................



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Post time 2013-10-26 08:13:50 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2013-10-25 18:15
wait till you hear what rats like you say about America...............................

Stay on subject

Could only imagine what the reaction would be if the comment was about blacks,Jews and Arabs

They call this humour
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Post time 2013-10-26 08:26:16 |Display all floors
1)杀死那个白人小孩和主持人
2)害人之心不可有,防人之心不可无,中国应努力开发先进武器以保卫自己的种族不被灭种;比如发展乒乓球大小原子弹和未来的黑洞武器

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1)杀死那个白人小孩和主持人
2)害人之心不可有,防人之心不可无,中国应努力开发先进武器以保卫自己的种族不被灭种;比如发展乒乓球大小原子弹和未来的黑洞武器

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Post time 2013-10-26 10:36:26 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sansukong at 2013-10-26 20:13
jackhliu Post time: 2013-10-26 07:41
1)杀死那个白人小孩和主持人
2)害人之心不可有,防人之心不可无,中国应努力开发先进武器以保卫自己的种 ...

你是对的.
今天的中国,不好欺负的。

中国不会让历史重演。
中国也不会下跪走!

Translation...(not absolute)...

You are right. Today's China is not easily bullied. The Chinese will not allow history to repeat itself.The Chinese will not walk on bended knees again!








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