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ABC apologizes for offensive words on Chinese

2013-10-28 15:19 Xinhua Web Editor: Wang Fan

American Broadcasting Companies Inc. (ABC) has apologized to the Chinese community and the Asian community for permitting a show with offensive words on Chinese, an Asian American political organization told Xinhua on Sunday.

The ABC said in its letter to the organization that a call with their producer to personally apologize would have been insufficient, therefore they're writing again to offer their sincere apology, said S.B.Woo, president of 80-20 National Asian American Political Action Committee.

"We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent of any community at large," the ABC said in the letter. "Our objective is to entertain."

The ABC stressed that they've "taken swift action" and removed it from all platforms and promised to "edit it out of any future airing of the show."

In the ABC's show "Jimmy Kimmel Live", aired on Oct 16, Jimmy Kimmel asked children on how the United States should deal with the government shutdown and the debt owed to China. One of the children commented that the United States should "kill everyone in China."

Critics said that Kimmel was wrong for not stopping the comment and failing to explain to the children that it was not the right idea, and even worse the ABC failed to remove the comment from the show.

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