The Chainsmokers in trouble after joking about Chinese people
Los Angeles: American DJs The Chainsmokers have got into trouble for making insensitive joke about Chinese people eating dogs. Recently, the EDM duo shared on Twitter a promotional video of their trip to China. The now-deleted clip found Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart being interviewed by a Chinese reporter, who asked Pall if he would bring his dog while touring, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Pall made what's been perceived as a joke about people eating dogs in China as he answered: "I mean if she could come anywhere I'd bring her to–well I don't know if I'd bring her to China...." He and Taggart then shared a laugh, while the interviewer looked at the camera, seemingly shocked by the answer. The racist joke didn't go unnoticed by fans.
"No offense but if The Chainsmokers can post a video of them making a racist joke imagine what they say behind closed doors," a Twitter user wrote.
Following the backlash, The Chainsmokers issued an apology on Twitter: "We originally posted a video to share how much we love China and our fans there. We would never intentionally do anything to upset our fans. We apologise if we offended anyone."
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