The Chainsmokers slammed for being racist towards Chinese traditions

The duo is in trouble for showing such insensitivity

Entertainment Desk September 12, 2017

The Chainsmokers made their way to China over the weekend to perform at music festival Ultra China.

However, the duo seems to be in trouble for making a culturally insensitive joke during a promotional interview. Even worse, they went ahead and shared it on their Twitter account for the whole world to see.

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Although the video has now been deleted, BuzzFeed was able to get screenshots which were later shared on their website:




The captioned screenshots show the interviewer asking Pall whether he brings his dog on tour. Pall shared that his dog is “really ill-behaved” due to which it’s not possible. He then added, "Well, I don't know if I'd bring her to China," before bursting out in uncontrollable laughter.


The vast majority of Twitter users have interpreted Pall's statement as making reference to traditions surrounding the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in the Guangxi province of China.

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Understandably, Twitter users did not take it too well and called The Chainsmokers out for showing such thoughtlessness::

The fact that the pair went ahead and laughed (hysterically) at the joke, made matters worse.

The duo have since apologised by sharing a note on Twitter:

Nonetheless, fans are not having any of it and have expressed further disappointment by trolling the pair. Maybe the link at the end wasn't a good idea?

Pall's comment infuriated fans especially because The Chainsmokers' vocalist Andrew Taggart is set to collaborate with K-Pop boy band BTS in their upcoming project.

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Zaida Parvez | 3 years ago | Reply He has a point. There are still markets in China that have dogs in cages that you can select like chicken. People buy them for eating.
Atif | 3 years ago | Reply A racial attack on China is an attack on Pakistan.
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