Jimmy Kimmel Live found itself in hot water after a remark during the Kid’s Table section of the show when one youngster joked about ‘killing everyone in China’ and its network ABC has now apologised.
Sitting around a table, with all of the kids dressed in suits, Jimmy asked: ‘America owes a lot of money to China, $1.3 trillion. How should we pay them back?’
One child answered, ‘Kill everyone in China’.
While Kimmel didn’t immediately seem to see a problem with the answer, laughing as he replied, ‘Kill everyone in China? OK that’s an interesting idea.
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ABC quickly responded with a letter of apology. The letter reportedly says, ‘We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large.’
The correspondence also revealed the network had removed the comment from all media platforms and promised to edit it out of all future broadcasts of the show.