Jimmy Kimmel Live is getting a lesson in what happens when a guest goes off script.
The guest in this case happened to be a six-year-old. During a segment about the juvenility of the government shutdown two weeks ago, host Jimmy Kimmel polled some children for ways to repay China our $1.3 trillion debt. One suggested the U.S. “kill all the people in China,” provoking uneasy laughter from the audience—and then complaints from Chinese communities.
“We offer our sincere apology,” ABC said in a statement obtained by South China Morning Post. “We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large…our objective is to entertain.”
The statement also said the comment would be cut from media clips, and removed from future airings of the show.
Watch the bit below, via South China Morning Post:
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