New York, NY (May 13, 2021) — The following statement was issued today by Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100:
“The anti-Asian slurs and hate that Tony Hinchcliffe spouted at a recent comedy show were deplorable, disgusting, and inexcusable. This type of language only contributes to the vicious cycle of hatred, bigotry and violence directed at Chinese Americans and the AAPI community. An attack on Asian Americans, be it verbal or physical, is an attack on all Americans. We cannot sit idly by and allow racially charged language to go unchecked. Committee of 100 commends the organizations and companies that have already cut ties with Tony Hinchcliffe. Words have meaning, and racially charged words have consequences. We strongly condemn the language used by Tony Hinchcliffe and urge groups and organizations across all communities to join with Committee of 100 in making such behaviors unacceptable in American life.”
About Committee of 100
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