Daily Show Shreds Fox's Offensive Chinatown Segment: 'When They Mention Mexico, Do You Send Them to Taco Bell?'
Fox News’ Jesse Watters is known for his "man on the street" interviews that usually involve humiliating poor people and people of color for his and his viewers' amusement. His recent foray into New York's Chinatown, apparently because Fox darling Trump says the word "China" so much went beyond the pale, even for him, and he is being deservedly lampooned for it.
“First of all, let me get this straight — they say China in the debate so you go to Chinatown? In New York?" “Daily Show” senior media correspondent Ronny Chieng asked incredulously.
“So, when they mention Mexico, do you send someone to Taco Bell? Chinatown is nothing like China! They have nothing to do with each other. It’s like if I want to talk about women’s rights, I decide to go to Fox News to get opinions.”
“Should I bow?” and “Is it the year of the dragon?" were just a couple of Watters' questions. Afterwards, the interviewee's answers were intercut with clips from karate movies and Leslie Nielsen shows.
“No, it’s actually the year of go f*ck yourself!” Chieng shouted before awarding Watters' show "worst racism in the media."
“Everyone was wondering who was the target of 2016 worst racism, I didn’t even know Asians were in the running," Chieng continued.
“If you’re going to with racist, at least get your stereotypes right, you ignorant sack of sh*t! Karate isn’t Chinese, it’s Japanese and you’re doing it in a tae kwon do studio which is Korean, you f*cking jackoff! Jackoff! Jackoff! F*ck this guy!" Chieng exclaimed.
The "Daily Show" correspondent also noted how obviously dated Watters' "reference material" is.
"Seriously, Mr. Miyagi? That’s like me making fun of Americans for ‘Saturday Night Fever’ around Mr. T.," compared Chieng.
U.S.-China relations may be a hot topic right now, but there are clearly better ways to cover this.
“If you want to make fun of China, make fun of their high pollution or censoring the internet," Chieng explained. "This may be good since no person in China will have to watch your garbage attempt at comedy.”
But perhaps Watters' most excrutiatingly awful attempt at comedy involved Watters asking pedestrians who did not speak English about Donald Trump.
“A*shole... it’s easy to make fun of someone when they can’t respond. I’ll show you,” Chieng said, showing Watter's picture to the audience.
“Hey, douchebag, why do you look like a guy who carries around a pack of roofies just in case? Why do you look like you have a hooker on speed dial? And is it hard to fit Bill O’Reilly’s entire scrotum in your mouth?”
Chieng then spoke with Chinese Americans about Watters' visit to Chinatown and his awful segment. They remembered O'Reilly second fiddle well.
“The chickensh*t reporter who came here and thought he was funny because he talked to people who couldn’t speak English?” one man asked.
"The one who was sent here by the larger chickensh*t who wouldn’t come into Chinatown because he was afraid to do it himself?" he continued.
"The one with no testicles, who came down here, who said ‘let me talk to some old people and let me put them on camera without asking them and sort of put them on national television and made fun of them in the worst possible way?'”