Terry Bradshaw has issued an apology after he made an insensitive remark against Ken Jeong. During Fox’s upfront presentation in New York, the Hall of Fame NFL player referred to Ken Jeong as a “short guy from Japan,” according to The Wrap. His comment received backlash from social media promoting his apology. Jeong, who is a South Korean, has not responded to the remark or the backlash.
“I made an insensitive remark today about Ken, who I’ve known for some time,” Terry Bradshaw said in a statement. “I’ve spoken to him about the importance of cultural respect and apologized for my offensive comments.
“I would like to also apologize to the Asian American community for my insensitivity.”
On Monday, Bradshaw was at the Beacon Theatre to put on a show for the advertisers for his show “Fox NFL Sunday.” His co-host Michael Strahan asked about Bradshaw’s stint on the television show “The Masked Singer.” Terry Bradshaw was a contestant on the show and Ken Jeong was a judge. “I love to sing, as all of you know who have my records,” Bradshaw said. “Unfortunately, I was kicked off by Alan Thicke and the little short guy from Japan.”
Terry Bradshaw is a former NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been a host on “Fox NFL Sunday” since it’s inception in 1994.
Ken Jeong is a stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for his roles in “The Hangover” and “Knocked Up.” He is currently working on the second season of “The Masked Singer” and has been cast in the upcoming sitcom “The Emperor of Malibu.”