Posted on September 9, 2011

Fox Sports Cancels Show that Mocked Asians at USC

Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2011

Fox Sports has canceled “The College Experiment” after the show aired a Pac-12 segment, shot at USC, that critics say mocked Asian students.

The segment was “clearly offensive and inconsistent with the standards FOX Sports believes in, and we sincerely regret that it appeared,” Fox Sports Network spokesman Lou D’Ermilio said in a statement. He said the show would be canceled immediately.

The segment was first reported by the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, Colo., and quoted an ethnic-studies professor as saying that the segment was demeaning to millions of Asian Americans and perpetuates negative stereotypes of the minority group as foreigners.