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Asians furious at the stereotypes lobbed in a Fox News segment




Screenshot of the segment by Fox News' Jesse Watters filmed in Chinatown.
Screenshot of the segment by Fox News' Jesse Watters filmed in Chinatown.
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Jesse Watters is a Fox News correspondent whose recent segment has put him in hot water with Asian-Americans.

The idea was pretty innocuous: Donald Trump has said many disparaging things about China, and Watters went to New York's Chinatown to find out what people thought about the presidential candidate.

From the first riff of "Kung Fu Fighting," the segment was rife with Asian stereotypes from beginning to end.

He asked people if he was supposed to bow to say hello or if they knew karate.

"Do they call Chinese food in China just food?" he asked of one person.

Almost immediately, Asian-Americans rushed to denounce Fox News and Jesse Watters.

In response to the criticism, Jesse Watters wrote on Twitter:

"My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense."

Jeff Yang, social commentator and writer for the CNN Opinion section, joined Take Two to talk more.