A petition is currently in circulation with over 25K signatures requesting the White House to cancel the "Jimmy Kimmel Show" broadcasted on the American Broadcasting Network, and calls for this "racist" show to issue an apology.
The offending comment happened on October 16 when the Jimmy Kimmel show aired a segment in which a round table of children of various ethnicities were asked "We owe China 13 trillion US dollars of debt; how do we solve this problem?" A 5 year-old boy responded with the comment, "We should go around the world, and kill all the people in China," to which Mr Kimmel amusingly said, "Kill all the people in China? That's an interesting opinion."
The petition on the White House website said, "This program is totally unacceptable and it must be cut. A sincere apology must be issued... this is the same rhetoric used in Nazi Germany against Jewish people. Please immediately cut the show and issue a formal apology."
Apart from the overseas Chinese that are signing this petition, Westerners are also taking part. A petitioner states, "I am very disconcerted towards the opinion expressed upon the Jimmy show. Children may not understand certain things, but Jimmy and the management at ABC are all mature adults. ABC must issue a sincere apology."
An overseas Chinese commentator on Youtube states, "I am not angry with this child, but instead angry with this child's parents, the host of the show and at ABC for they have defamed this child. My daughter is 4 years old; if she had said to kill all the black people or Jewish people, I would severely reprimand her because that opinion could not be tolerated."
A commentator on the "Bostonian", an online weekly periodical that serves the Boston overseas Chinese community, states, "Mr Kimmel, broadcasting this kind of racist and genocidal opinion is simply not funny."
On October 23, ABC had already pulled the video from its website.
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It is so annoying to read people's comments that are not even connected to the subject matter.i guess some of you here especially Jayknox had a hard time passing exams.The subject matter is China and US but why bring in Africa..If to you it has failed then Chill coz am sure u haven't contributed to any of the money that is going there. If you weren't born or raised in Africa then in what capacity do you comment about it? before you open your shithole mouth, get your butt onto a plane and go live in Africa..
Oct 31, 2013 12:40 Report Abuse
Since when is China a race? Hell, there was a movie (Canadian Bacon) about the US going to war with Canada... was that racist against Canada? People need to actually think before rushing to the petitions. Also... this was something said by a little kid on a comedy show... comedy shows usually are not meant to be taken seriously. That's what makes them comedy.
Oct 27, 2013 19:39 Report Abuse
It's funny reading articles like this.. So Chinese people don't want to be racially abused by the so called whites they bow to when they see them huh? Haha... hahahahaha You see how painful it is to be racially aboused? Chinese people are real racists but they've forgotten if you throw a ball against the wall, it bounces back to you... If you live in a glass house, don't throw stone. Stop racially abusing black people. NO ONE HAD THE CHANCE TO CHOOSE HIS OR HER COLOR AT BIRTH AND NO ONES COLOR OR RACE IS HIS/HER FAULT. GOD PLANNED EVERYTHING REMEMBER. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WANT OTHERS TO DO UNTO YOU AND DON'T DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU DON'T WANT OTHERS TO DO UNTO YOU... Everything in China and even the Chinese people smells of racists... You treat black people as if they are monsters and treat whites as if they are heroes meanwhile, these same so called whites don't respect Chinese neither do they give a s*** about Chinese people..#word
Oct 27, 2013 13:03 Report Abuse
Yet I heard on a Chinese radio station that China should invade Japan, Russia, and the US, and that was being serious, not a joke, but the overseas Ch. do not protest this. Once again, China and its overseas people are being pure hypocrites.
Oct 27, 2013 10:12 Report Abuse
It is a joke right. Do these people know that Jimmy Kimmel is meant to be a funny late night show, so if a kid says something like this, it is meant to be taken in light, jest, not a command to actually go out and do it.... . If you take it so seriously then you might want to look at yourself, as you are unable to entertain an idea without believing it or carrying it out. Jokes are often about laughing at the absurd or the taboo. Surely these people should not be up so late and maybe turn the TV off.
Oct 26, 2013 09:12 Report Abuse
A very important man once said "But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man." From this we can see where Mr. Kimmel's heart is. The qeustion each one of us should ask ourselves is this, Whats in my heart that has come out of my mouth and hurt others?
Oct 26, 2013 03:04 Report Abuse
i think you are definitely a chinese guy pretending to be an american. When you refer to africa as a country , that is what many people do here. My country is in africa and we are some of those countries that do not fall under the "trillions " you are referring to. As a matter of fact ,america has done more harm than healing to such tiny countries. Ask your american friends around you , the power that drives america today (referring now to all american continent ) is derived from "black dudes ". Now be informed that you are actively getting closer to be called racist
Oct 26, 2013 19:05 Report Abuse
by narrowing down this issue you ended up being very limited. You know my Reformation hero goes by the name John Knox, he once said "None have I corrupted, none have I defrauded; merchandise have I not made." I wish your name just embodies such mind. Go home and do your homework. " Mentellimitada mente escura " as we say in portuguese. The figures you presented here is what you are taught in school and I learned the same figures too. but when I graduated and went back home i threw these "facts into the garbage because the reality back there when I am from...Meu Deus do ceu
Oct 26, 2013 20:38 Report Abuse
whoa you are sooo racist and the sad thing is you are in denial. Yes Africa has received billions of dollars in foreign aid..but that can never make up for the exploitation it suffered. I am African but the economic status of my continent though i would like it to be is not in my hands.I was just born..just like you were ,innocent just like you and we both didnt choose where we were born. The fact that your government cares more about its people makes you very fortunate..and you must remember its not of your doing,you are not the American government. Since Africa is technically through resources the richest continent in the world one day it will rise and when it does i really hope the children of Africa will view themselves as part of the world and not just as Africans..i hope they will have compassion for everyone and not count what they give.This is the african dream
Oct 27, 2013 20:15 Report Abuse
26th May 2013 12:00 | Lidovky.cz ADDIS ABABA - Brazil erase or restructure the debt of African countries totaling almost $ 900 million (18 billion CZK). This was announced at a special African Union summit held on 50th anniversary of the representative of Brazil. French President François Hollande invited African leaders to Paris for a summit devoted to peace and security in Africa, which should take place by the end of the year.
Oct 28, 2013 12:10 Report Abuse
An overseas Chinese commentator on Youtube states, "I am not angry with this child, but instead angry with this child's parents, the host of the show and at ABC for they have defamed this child. My daughter is 4 years old; if she had said to kill all the black people or Jewish people, I would severely reprimand her because that opinion could not be tolerated." Errmmmm, how about Japanese people???
Oct 25, 2013 23:35 Report Abuse
First of all, Jimmy Kimmel is a simpleton. Nothing to see there. China holds about $1.2 trillion in U.S. debt instruments, not $16 trillion. To answer the question posed, despite its flaws; you simply make the scheduled payments when due. Why do people act like the debt is callable at any time? Sigh.
Oct 25, 2013 23:26 Report Abuse
I thought Kimmel was really funny, esp. when they host Yao and T-Mac, but this shit is unacceptable. Kimmel no mas, piece of shite. Apparently it's ok, because it's just Chinese people. If he'd said kill all blacks, for sure this guy is done like Kraemer! Saying this is no different than saying kill all Blacks, Jews or anybody else. Kimmel, go to hell!
Oct 25, 2013 23:17 Report Abuse