The Chainsmokers slammed for being racist towards Chinese traditions

The duo is in trouble for showing such insensitivity


Entertainment Desk September 12, 2017
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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:

CHAINSMOKERS PHOTO: TWITTER/THE CHAINSMOKERS

CHAINSMOKERS PHOTO: TWITTER/THE CHAINSMOKERS

 CHAINSMOKERS PHOTO: TWITTER/THE CHAINSMOKERS

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.

CHAINSMOKERS PHOTO: TWITTER/THE CHAINSMOKERS

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::

https://twitter.com/szabts/status/907077446364790785





https://twitter.com/trbljimin/status/907074546934571013

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:

https://twitter.com/TheChainsmokers/status/907319766481747968

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?

https://twitter.com/sensitivewonho/status/907336169116991488



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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COMMENTS (2)

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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