During the October 16, 2013 episode, Kimmel held the "Kids Table" segment to invite several 6-7 year old children to discuss the US debt problem: "We owe the Chinese a lot of money, 1.3 trillion dollars". A boy immediately suggested to "kill everyone in China." This comment elicited some laughter from the audience and Kimmel laughed it off and commented "that's an interesting idea." He later asked "should we allow the Chinese to live?" The boy stuck to his answer. This show has drawn ire from offended Asian Americans and Chinese netizens. Online poll shows 90% of Chinese were angered, saddened or on guard about this show. Overseas Chinese communities and domestic Chinese citizens alike have rallied together and created a petition to the White House and a campaign on Facebook boycotting Kimmel’s decision to air the comment on his show and asking that the show be investigated for its promotion of genocide and racism against the Chinese.
We list web links so you can know where to find more information
- Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live!#.22Kill_everyone_in_China.22_controversy
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/investigatejimmy
- http://www.weidb.com/voice/index.php?title=Main_Page Protest organization info. board