An Australian TV host, an avowed Trump supporter, has been fired after he described Chinese visitors to Shanghai Disneyland as “black-haired, slanty-eyed (and) yellow-skinned” live on air.
Ross Cameron, the host of Sky News Australia’s Outsiders and a former Liberal Party politician, made the racist comments during an October 30 broadcast.
“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,” Cameron said.
@SkyNewsAust boss Paul Whittaker said, on sacking @RossCameron4, that he's removed all traces of the episode. Watch it here to see why, as it proves that whoever Ross Cameron was attacking, it wasn't the Chinese. Cameron's "racism" was clumsy satire of #YellowPeril prejudice. pic.twitter.com/3Vrd9bNzKu
— Robert Barwick (@RobbieBarwick) November 2, 2018
Sky News Chief Executive Paul Whittaker released a statement Thursday apologizing for the remarks.
“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 Austrailian society,” the statement read.
“We apologize for any hurt or offense caused by the remarks made by Ross Cameron on the program,” Whittaker added.
Statement from Sky News Chief Executive Paul Whittaker regarding Ross Cameron. pic.twitter.com/wepBbYd5dT
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 2, 2018
In 2016, while wearing a MAGA hat, Cameron called Trump’s lewd comments toward women a “victory,” reports Newsweek.