Spain’s ambassador to China forced to apologise after racist TV joke backfires

LAST UPDATED: 27 May, 2014 @ 16:34
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Spain’s ambassador to China forced to apologise after racist TV joke backfires

SPAIN’S ambassador to China has had to apologise after a comedy show featured a sign reading ‘No Chinese or dogs’.

The programme Aida, broadcast on Telecinco, showed a racist bar owner putting up the sign when a Chinese person opened a shop nearby.

But the joke fell flat with the Chinese.

Jianxin, the leader of an association of Chinese hotel owners in Spain, said: “In some ways, humiliating the Chinese community has become a means of survival for local media channels which are in a bad economic state.”

Manuel Valencia, Spain’s ambassador to Beijing, apologised ‘profoundly for any offence given’.

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  1. This is totally unacceotable
    remember the Chinese are everywhere in Spain
    practically every remote village has a Chinese Bazarre and chinese restaurant

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