The Chainsmokers Apologize For Dog-Eating Joke During Interview in China
The Chainsmokers are putting their tails between their legs after Alex Pall made a joke about not bringing his dog to China out of fear it could get eaten.
During an interview Ultra Festival over the weekend, Pall seemed to say that he would bring his dog anywhere in the world except China, according to Buzzfeed. Worse, he seemed to laugh after saying it to the Asian interviewer, who responded by looking straight to the camera in shock.
He’s since apologized for the remark on Twitter.
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 11, 2017
“I made a comment in an interview about being hesitant to bring my dog, Cheddar, to China, because I have read reports about dogs being slaughtered in certain provinces,” Pall wrote on The Chainsmokers’ Twitter account. “We originally posted a video to share how much we love China and our fans there. We would never intentionally do anything to upset our fans and we apologize if we offended anyone.”
He ended the statement with, “Anyone who wants to help prevent the slaughter of dogs please visit http://www.stopyulinforever.org.”
Still, fans weren’t instantly forgiving, and quickly hopped on Twitter to tell the Pall what he said was wrong.
I literally want the chainsmokers deadfor that racist ass comment… they made yesterday too..??…….
— ً (@junghseoks) September 12, 2017
"lets make a racist asian joke while in asia right before we're gonna make a boatload of money off an asian group" -the chainsmokers, probs
— Rachel♡'s MX/mbbsd (@darIingkihyun) September 12, 2017
i think the chainsmokers win at the most insincere apology i actually laughed at how they tried to change a racist comment to somrthing good
— namjoon day (@wonhaebunny) September 12, 2017
not only do the chainsmokers make bad music they're also fucking racist omg https://t.co/9k89Ond91c
— baby spice (@emclementinee) September 12, 2017
The chainsmokers really thought that posting a fake ass apology would make things better smh. Racist people don't change from night to day.
— fabi (@sovlmataes) September 12, 2017
The news was came after Andrew Taggert’s recent collaboration with South Korean boy band, BTS. Amid the controversy, BTS’ involvement with The Chainsmokers came into question. But of course, the BTS fans always have their boys’ backs.
i just learned what the chainsmokers did and :/…. im gonna support bts but that was disappointing. im mad that our boys were around them.
— bree (@ventiyoongi) September 12, 2017
— 8 years with f(x) (@blessedbyjongin) September 12, 2017
You can support BTS and still think the Chainsmokers are trash. It's just a working relationship, they aren't friends lmao https://t.co/STEKMHAsD0
— Cynth (@cynthes1zer) September 12, 2017
That being said, I have never liked The Chainsmokers/ their music, but I will ALWAYS support BTS and respect their choice to work with them
— Lizzabeth (@Harperxdoll) September 12, 2017
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