Posted on September 20, 2018

Racist Font Used in Attack Ad Against Korean American Candidate, Democrats Say

Bill Duhart,, September 19, 2018


State Democrats are accusing their Republican counterparts of distributing a “racist” ad targeting Democratic challenger Andy Kim, a Korean American. Kim is running against two-term Republican incumbent Tom MacArthur.

The ad features a photo of several whole fish on ice with the caption “There’s something Real Fishy about Andy Kim.”

“Real Fishy” and “Andy Kim” are spelled out in a type font a Democratic spokeswoman said is called “Chop Suey,” and is often associated with Chinese food stores or Asian films.