Fox Sports apologizes for video that’s ‘demeaning to millions’

A comedian made fun of Asian American students’ accents and grammatical errors in a video intended to generate buzz for college football.

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Fox produced a video that included interviews with University of Southern California students who were asked about the addition of two teams to the conference. The interviewer, comedian Bob Oschack, singled out Asian-Americans who had little knowledge of football, let alone the Pac-12. Oschack made fun of students’ accents and grammatical errors for some yuks in an uncomfortable video.

Soon the video attracted the attention of ethnic studies professors at Pac-12 colleges, and before long the video was pulled off the Web. Here’s a version hosted by the Boulder Daily Camera, which first reported the story:

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