Karma is amazing.
So-called “guerilla comedians” Justin Selvig and Davram Stiefler posted a video this morning documenting an exchange between Selvig and Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters in Times Square. Watters has been the focus of widespread outrage for a racist anti-Asian segment of his regular feature Watters’ World, which airs weekly on The O’Reilly Factor. The episode — Watters’ World: Chinatown Edition — featured Watters’ using his characteristic “ambush journalism” style against residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown interspersed with references to a range of appallingly anti-Chinese and anti-Asian stereotypes. Since the episode’s airing on October 3, 2016, Watters and Fox News has faced profound backlash, and recently a petition containing 24,000 signatures and an open letter signed by 134 AAPI organizations (both co-organized by this site) were delivered to representatives of Fox News demanding accountability.
Folks have been having a lot of fun at Watters’ expense, too.
The blog title speaks for itself, but in case you weren’t reading: an upcoming episode of Comedy Central‘s “Drunk History” will tell the story of Senator Daniel Inouye, former Senator and Japanese American World War II veteran of the 442nd Infantry. That, alone, is just pure awesomeness.
But then, add into the mix that Inouye is being played in the dramatic scenes by Steve Yeun, and with a guest appearance by James Hong.
Epic. I don’t normally watch “Drunk History”, but you know I’ll be catching this episode. Video after the jump.
Tonight, Colbert Report had for the first time an opportunity to respond to the 72h trending hashtag #CancelColbert. I caught the full show.
After the show, here are my full thoughts — on the ep and the hash-tag — in no particular order:
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