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YouTube host mocks SF Asian American TV reporter

A host on YouTube, who just served a one-week suspension for hate speech against the Trans community, is being slammed for racist and sexist remarks made about an Asian American reporter.

Steve Crowder on his program Louder with Crowder commented on the appearance of KPIX-TV reporter Betty Yu.

“Oh, that is an aggressively Asian face,” he said after he played a clip of her report on In & Out being shut down by San Francisco for not checking the vaccination status of its customers.

“Easy,” said co-host Dave Landau.

“I mean that just means if you were a skier it would be like a black diamond you’d have to drop in on a chopper,” Crowder responded.

“By the way, the reason I say that is because usually with the reporters, they’re, like, they’re kind of like Americanized Asians. So I think it’s a good thing.”

“Yeah, yeah, no. It’s culture,” said another co-host  Gerald Morgan.

“It’s a good thing. It’s full Asian,” said Crowder.

“I wish she would have kept her fan,” Landau said.

“Yeah, you know,” remarked Crowder.

The Asian American Journalists Association issued a statement fully condemning Crowder.

“These comments, which reinforce the “perpetual foreigner” stereotype of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), are particularly egregious at a time when the Asian American community is experiencing increased violence and xenophobia. This incident highlights the constant otherizing of AAPIs, and the torrent of racism and sexism that AAPI journalists, journalists of color, women journalists and women journalists of color face while simply doing our jobs. 

“It is unacceptable for any journalist to be targeted by such racist and sexist comments,” AAJA said in a joint statement with the AAJA Bay Area Chapter, AAJA Media Watch and AAJA Broadcast Advisory Council.

CBS TV Stations president Jennifer Mitchell issued a statement backing Yu.

“CBS Television Stations and KPIX 5 fully support our colleague Betty Yu and condemn the horrific, racist comments directed at Betty as well as the other demeaning Asian stereotypes spread during Steven Crowder’s program on Wednesday,” she said in a joint statement with KPIX-TV President/General Manager Kevin Walsh, reported Deadline.

“These comments, which reinforce the “perpetual foreigner” stereotype of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), are particularly egregious at a time when the Asian American community is experiencing increased violence and xenophobia. This incident highlights the constant otherizing of AAPIs, and the torrent of racism and sexism that AAPI journalists, journalists of color, women journalists and women journalists of color face while simply doing our jobs.”

“It is unacceptable for any journalist to be targeted by such racist and sexist comments,” AAJA National, AAJA Bay Area, AAJA Media Watch, and AAJA’s Broadcast Media Council said in a joint statement.

Colleagues from other stations also quickly backed Yu in condemning Crowder.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not only Steve Coward but his side kick adding to the stereotype “she should kept her fan” and a “gashia” comment.

    They need to cancel those cowards.

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