Fox News Host Bob Beckel has basically pissed off all of China.
A Chinese TV station ran footage from Fox News on showing Beckel making a racial slur against Chinese people.
Social media across China has lit up after Beckel's comments were aired.
Beckel made the comments on Thursday’s episode of the The Five, Beckel said: “Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the US … we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen – er, Chinese people – how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us.”
Deputy editor-in-chief Liang Jiawen of International Herald Leader urged public not to take it too seriously. “The anchor is simply a big mouth,” he commented.
But, at least one politician is calling for Beckel's resignation.
“His [Beckel’s] comments have no place in America, and this is at least the second time he has used racial slurs,“ said Senator Ted Lieu of California in a statement over the weekend. “He must resign immediately”.
Fox News has not commented so far on Beckel's comments.