Swedish TV show openly Sino­pho­bic

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By openly in­sult­ing they­open­lyChi­nese peo­ple in­sult­ing and oth­er­s­the Chi­ne­se­by­his in­so­lent­peo­ple raci­s­tan­dothersper­for­mance­by­on­hisa­talkin­so­lentshow called­per­for­mance Swedish News on on a Fri­dayshown­ight,called­pro­gram talk racist Swedish host, News stand-onFri­dayup­co­me­di­an­night,pro­gra­mand ra­dio­host, per­son­al­i­ty­s­tand-up Jes­per co­me­dian Ron­ndahlandra­dio hasper­son­al­i­ty­putSwe­denJes­perto shame.Ron­ndahlHe­has­gavep­utawinkSwe­de­nand­toa nod­shame.toof­fen­siveHe­gave­ma­te­rial a wink and airedan­odun­der­toof­fen­sivethename­ma­te­ri­alof­free speechaire­dun­derand­press. the name of free speechBein­gand­cat­e­go­rized­press. as an en­ter­tain­men­tBe­ing­cat­e­go­rized­pro­gra­mas­does an no­ten­ter­tain­ment­mean­it­can­pro­gramwan­tonly does tread­not­meanon­com­monit­can sense­wan­tonlyand pro­fes­sion­al­tread­on­com­mon­medi­asenseethics. and The­p­ro­fes­sion­al­man­ager be­hind­me­dia the ethics. show,The­m­an­agerThomasHall,be­hin­das­sured the con­cerned­show,Thomas­par­tiesHall,of the as­sured in­tegri­ty­con­cerned­ofthep­ar­tiespro­gram’s of the con­tent,in­tegrity and­oftheit pro­gram’swasal­lowed con­tent, be­filmed­toaand­tor­rentaired,of­protestlead­in­glet­ters to be and­filmed­it­wasan­dal­lowedaired,lead­ing to to let­ters to broad­caster. SVT, the pub­lic broad­caster.

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Con­demnedCon­demned byby al­lall civ­i­lized peo­ple,peo­ple, racism­racismhashas­nono­place place inin mod­ern­mod­ern po­litepo­lite­so­ci­ety,so­ci­ety,but but Hal­lHall deft­ly­deftly use­dused slysly­lan­guage lan­guage toto en­gageen­gagein­in­pre­var­i­ca­tion.pre­var­i­ca­tion.If cul­tur­alIf­cul­turald­if­fer­ences­d­if­fer­ences­can­canbe be use­dused asasana­ne­ex­cuse­cuse­for­for­ra­cial racial dis­crim­i­na­tion with­out ques­tion — which has sadly been the sta­tus quo in Swe­den as the SVT case in­di­cates — it is likely racial en­mity will be en­cour­aged in the coun­try.

It took hun­dreds of years and a heavy cost for hu­man­ity to agree on the vi­cious­ness and dan­ger of racism, which has re­sulted in all kinds of tragedies, in­clud­ing geno­cide. And it doesn’t take long to trans­late risky be­liefs into sim­i­lar ac­tion.

That ex­plains why racists are the com­mon en­emy of all sen­si­ble peo­ple through­out the world. The strong mes­sage of white supremacy, driven home by the coarse­lypro­duced 90-sec­ond video tragedies, in­clud­ing geno­cide. Wel­come And it to doesn’t Swe­den takeat­longthe to­be­gin­ning­trans­late ofriskythe­be­lief­stalk­show,into sim­i­lar­laid­bare­ac­tion.how pro­duc­ers are miredThat in­ex­plain­s­their­racist­whyracists­be­liefs. sen­si­ble­fruit peo­ple­of­suchthrough­out­sen­ti­ments. areThethe­p­ro­gram­com­monit­selfen­e­my­is­the­of­bit­ter all the world. The strong mes­sage of white supremacy, driven home by the coarse­lypro­duced 90-sec­ond video

at the be­gin­ning of the talk show, laid bare how pro­duc­ers are mired in their racist be­liefs. The pro­gram it­self is the bit­ter fruit of such sen­ti­ments.

Even worse, after the Chi­nese em­bassy lodged a strong protest to SVT, they trans­lated the video, which was ap­par­ently made for Swedish eyes, into shoddy Chi­nese Chi­ne­seem­bassyvideo lan­guageEven­worse,andu­pload­edaftertheitChi­nese lodged­web­siteatostronghec­tor­protestChi­ne­seto to a SVT,na­tion­als.theyIt­trans­lated also used an­thein­cor­rectvideo, map­whichof China, was­ap­par­ent­ly­in­which is­land­seyes,in­in­tothe madeTai­wan,forChina’sSwedish shod­dySouthChi­naChi­nese Sealan­guage­and­part­sand­o­fu­pload­edtheTi­betit to au­tonomousaChi­ne­se­v­ide­o­re­gion­web­siteare­all to miss­ing.hec­torChi­nese na­tion­als. It al­soHis­to­ryused in­di­cate­san­in­cor­rect­that itmap would­ofChina,on­ly­in­be­whichamat­terTai­wan,of timeChina’sfor ais­land­scoun­try­in­tothere­apSouth whatChi­nait Sea­has sow­nand­part­si­fits­mas­softhe me­di­aTi­betau­tonomous­can­fear­less­lyre­gion­pro­vokeare an­dallmiss­ing.in­sti­gate racial ha­tred andHis­to­rycon­fronta­tion,in­di­cate­sandthatad­vo­cate it­woul­dracis­monlyandbe xeno­pho­bia.am­at­terof Given­time forthe aso­cial­coun­tryan­drefugee­toreap chal­lengeswhatithas­the­sownSwedishi­fits govern­ment mass­me­di­a­can­faces­fear­less­ly­i­fit­con­tin­ue­spro­voke and in­sti­gate racial ha­tred and con­fronta­tion, and ad­vo­cate racism and xeno­pho­bia. Given the so­cial and refugee chal­lenges the Swedish govern­ment faces, if it con­tin­ues to give a green light to “en­ter­tain­ment” pro­grams like this, while claim­ing to be an ad­vo­cate of equal­ity and hu­man rights, the chick­ens will even­tu­ally come home to roost.

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