The Chainsmokers Are Under Fire For Making A Racist Joke
UPDATE: The Chainsmokers have issued an apology. Check it out below.
The Chainsmokers have the midas touch when it comes to crafting radio-friendly bops, but they still have a lot to learn about media training. The duo felt the wrath of Little Monsters when they dragged Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” and grossed everyone out by revealing that their dicks measure 17.34 inches “tip to tip” (think about it), but it looks like they finally crossed the line during an interview in China. Alex Pall responded to a question about his dog in the least sensitive way imaginable.
“I try to but she’s like really ill behaved,” he responded to a question about bringing his furry friend on the road. “But I love her, I mean if she could come anywhere I’d bring her to… well I don’t know if I’d bring her to China.” The implication being that his dog might be eaten by locals. The gaff would have probably never been seen outside of Asia had they not decided to proudly tweet it out. Twitter was quick to point out that the joke was racist and their mentions have been in shambles ever since. See the interview and responses below.
The Chainsmokers’ apology:
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 11, 2017
The offending interview:
Fans outraged after The Chainsmokers make racist Asian joke on video.
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) September 11, 2017
the chainsmokers are just gonna act friendly w bts (an asian group) and collab with them,, while making racist comments against asians??? pic.twitter.com/C3iglkxUJC
— best leader of kpop (@Iushtae) September 11, 2017
lol if you don't think that what the chainsmokers said was offensive please exit my page h0e. i dont want your racist asss here.
— honeygirl yoongi ✨ (@fictionalbubble) September 11, 2017
I tried to give the chainsmokers a chance but then their racist comment was brought to light neither disappointed nor surprised
— tiffany / joon day! (@firtsIove) September 11, 2017
disgusted at the fact that the chainsmokers really had the nerve to make a racist 'asians eat dogs' joke in front of an asian interviewer..
— namjoon day (@trbljimin) September 11, 2017
The chainsmokers made a racist chinese dog eating joke… in China. Why am I not surprised pic.twitter.com/HRR8y2zBR4
— Gloria (@highkeyairolg) September 11, 2017
no offense but if the chainsmokers can post a video of them making a racist joke imagine what they say behind closed doors
— ً (@visualsjung) September 11, 2017
soo how are the chainsmokers jus gonna be racist towards asians while they're in asia being interviewed by an asian interviewer in asia
— joon day (@szabts) September 11, 2017
Can you believe that, at some point, the chainsmokers actually thought posting a video of them making a racist asian joke was a good idea?
— della joon day! (@pjminssi) September 11, 2017
"the chainsmokers are racist" pic.twitter.com/ok7AgC5et7
— kriti 🌻|| nj day 💞 (@kritixblaze) September 11, 2017