In the taped piece that aired Oct. 16, host
Kimmel chuckled and said, "That's an interesting idea."
The line wasn't funny to the Asian-American activism group 80-20, though, which complained to the network.
ABC put out the following statement: "We offer our sincere apology. We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large. Our objective is to entertain. We took swift action to minimize the distribution of the skit by removing it from all public platforms available to us and editing it out of any future airings of the show."
What do you think of the Kimmel show flap? Did ABC handle it the right way?