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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants ‘Vile,’ ‘Racist’ Jesse Watters Off TV After Disastrous Chinatown Segment

Politician says Fox News correspondent’s behavior ”has no place in our city“

Count New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio among those offended by Fox News’ latest “Watters’ World” segment, which was filled with Asian stereotypes as correspondent Jesse Watters descended on Chinatown to get residents’ thoughts on the election.

The segment was similar to every “Watters’ World” segment, where he interviews people who don’t necessarily understand political or current events and playfully pokes fun at their responses to obvious questions. But this time, the segment was greeted with instant backlash after viewers were appalled by Watters riffing off of one Asian stereotype after another, from some people’s inability to speak English to learning karate and getting a foot massage.


Mayor de Blasio also retweeted similar sentiments from San Francisco mayor Ed Lee.

Watters, a Bill O’Reilly protege, issued an apology on Twitter in response to the backlash.