Bill O’Reilly has been known to provoke controversy, but his recent segment on Chinese Americans reached a new extreme. In less then ten minutes, correspondent Jesse Waters manages to cover practically every racist stereotype imaginable about the Asian American community. Waters speaks condescendingly to community members, while making offensive and astoundingly inaccurate assumptions about Chinese culture.
Over 9,000 people have signed a petition protesting the segment here. The petition calls for an immediate apology and retraction of the segment, a cancellation of Jesse Waters’ news segments, and an agreement to meet with representatives of the Asian American community “to discuss the impact of on-air racism on viewers” and “consider next steps to address this issue as well as the broader underrepresentation and misrepresentation of the Asian American community at Fox News.” Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders still make up less than 2% of guests on news programming as a whole.
Watch the segment above.