Ross Cameron, co-host of the television show, “The Outsiders” in Australia, has been fired after using racist language against Chinese People. Sky News, the station that produces the show, let Ross Cameron go after he described Chinese people as “black haired, slanty-eyed, yellow skinned, Chinese” on air on October 30, reports the Guardian.
Watchdog, “Sleeping Giants Oz” caught the clip and held Cameron Ross responsible for his words. The group, who describes themselves on their Twitter as “We are trying to stop hate speech in the media by stopping its ad dollars. Help us STOP the hate!!!.” targets advertisers on shows they find problematic. On October 31st they tweeted out the list of advertisers on the “The Outsiders”. Additionally, they provided the clip.
In the short clip, Cameron Ross said, “If you go to the Disneyland in Shanghai on any typical morning of the week you’ll see 20,000, black haired, slanty eyed, yellow skinned, Chinese desperate to get into Disneyland.”
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Paul, Whittaker, the Sky News chief announced in a statement, “I have today advised Ross Cameron that his contract with Sky News has been terminated.
“Sky News is committed to robust discussion and debate. However, this language is totally unacceptable and has no place on any of our platforms, nor in modern Australian society.”
Ross Cameron told 2GB that he had been defending the Chinese against accusations they were infiltrating Australian Intelligence. “I think it was clumsy and it could have been done better and it was a failure on my part, definitely.
“If you read the comments in their totality represent the single strongest defense of the Chinese made by any public figure in Australia for the last several months. There was absolutely no intention to offend, but I am happy to apologize for it, for anyone who has taken offense.”