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Jeff Lewis apologized for his racially insensitive behavior on Thursday's episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live.


The former Flipping Out star, 49, had earlier this week spoken about the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China, joking that all the Asian-American employees working on his show were going to be quarantined.


He then told listeners, 'It's racist Wednesday, here at Jeff Lewis Live.'  


However he was later forced to backpedal, telling listeners, 'We love our Asian listeners and we would never want them to feel excluded. We also never meant to spread hate or breed racism with our comments.'




'Apparently, I did incense a few people. I actually feel bad about it. I was joking around and it went a little too far,' Lewis continued. 


'I apologize for being such an a**. I want people to have fun when they listen to this show... So I just wanted to apologize. Im very sorry for crossing the line.'



On Tuesday's show, the radio personality welcomed SNL alum Cheri Oteri, interior designer Megan Weaver, actor Doug Budin, actress Monika Casey and real estate agent Carrie Lewis as guests. 


But the conversation quickly went off the rails when they began joking about precautions they were taking against the spreading respiratory disease.



'There used to be three Asian American people working here, but Megan has locked them in the greenroom because shes so concerned. She is so concerned, she has quarantined them,' Lewis joked of Weaver, saying as justification that 'she is so afraid of the coronavirus.'


In response, Weaver joked she was 'terrified,' and added that she would not be eating at Panda Express 'until this is all over.' 


Budin even teased, 'What if an Asian person calls into the show? We shouldnt even take the call.' 


The off-color joking continued, with Jeff quipping that he had cancelled events in Wuhan, China the epicenter of the virus outbreak and Megan saying that she was afraid the Chinese foot massage therapist she recently saw may have infected her: 'He was very sick. He was really sick!'


Then, on Wednesday's episode, Lewis said he was 'advising that we quarantine all Asian SiriusXM employes' and that 'This would include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, etc... Im sure theres more. Thats all we could think of. Well see how that goes.'


He even went so far as to recommend his listeners avoid popular Los Angeles destinations such as Chinatown or even Grauman's Chinese Theatre, simply because of their Asian connotation. 


After added comments painting Asian students largely as cheaters, Jeff said, 'Its racist Wednesday, here at Jeff Lewis Live.' 


Finally, he ended his diatribe by blaming Asian eating habits as the sole cause of the outbreak of the disease.


'Theyre saying the coronavirus is a bat virus that then transmitted to snakes because snakes eat bats. The Chinese eat snakes, they eat all kinds of s*** over there.'


'Thats probably why were in this trouble,' he added. 'And then they wonder why theyre sick!'


As part of his apology on Thursday, Lewis said, 'I personally, truly, was kidding was joking. Being sarcastic.


'I love all my listeners and I truly do not care about their ethnicity. I dont care about their religious background. I dont care about income level. I dont care about their height. I dont care if theyre three feet tall. I dont care if they dont have arms. I dont care if theyre transitioning. I dont care if they have special needs. I dont care. I really dont care. I just want to connect with people,' he added.


Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk


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Jeff Lewis Apologizes to Asian-Americans for Racist Comments

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Jeff Lewis apologized for his racially insensitive behavior on Thursday's episode of his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live.


The former Flipping Out star, 49, had earlier this week spoken about the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China, joking that all the Asian-American employees working on his show were going to be quarantined.


He then told listeners, 'It's racist Wednesday, here at Jeff Lewis Live.'  


However he was later forced to backpedal, telling listeners, 'We love our Asian listeners and we would never want them to feel excluded. We also never meant to spread hate or breed racism with our comments.'




'Apparently, I did incense a few people. I actually feel bad about it. I was joking around and it went a little too far,' Lewis continued. 


'I apologize for being such an a**. I want people to have fun when they listen to this show... So I just wanted to apologize. Im very sorry for crossing the line.'



On Tuesday's show, the radio personality welcomed SNL alum Cheri Oteri, interior designer Megan Weaver, actor Doug Budin, actress Monika Casey and real estate agent Carrie Lewis as guests. 


But the conversation quickly went off the rails when they began joking about precautions they were taking against the spreading respiratory disease.



'There used to be three Asian American people working here, but Megan has locked them in the greenroom because shes so concerned. She is so concerned, she has quarantined them,' Lewis joked of Weaver, saying as justification that 'she is so afraid of the coronavirus.'


In response, Weaver joked she was 'terrified,' and added that she would not be eating at Panda Express 'until this is all over.' 


Budin even teased, 'What if an Asian person calls into the show? We shouldnt even take the call.' 


The off-color joking continued, with Jeff quipping that he had cancelled events in Wuhan, China the epicenter of the virus outbreak and Megan saying that she was afraid the Chinese foot massage therapist she recently saw may have infected her: 'He was very sick. He was really sick!'


Then, on Wednesday's episode, Lewis said he was 'advising that we quarantine all Asian SiriusXM employes' and that 'This would include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, etc... Im sure theres more. Thats all we could think of. Well see how that goes.'


He even went so far as to recommend his listeners avoid popular Los Angeles destinations such as Chinatown or even Grauman's Chinese Theatre, simply because of their Asian connotation. 


After added comments painting Asian students largely as cheaters, Jeff said, 'Its racist Wednesday, here at Jeff Lewis Live.' 


Finally, he ended his diatribe by blaming Asian eating habits as the sole cause of the outbreak of the disease.


'Theyre saying the coronavirus is a bat virus that then transmitted to snakes because snakes eat bats. The Chinese eat snakes, they eat all kinds of s*** over there.'


'Thats probably why were in this trouble,' he added. 'And then they wonder why theyre sick!'


As part of his apology on Thursday, Lewis said, 'I personally, truly, was kidding was joking. Being sarcastic.


'I love all my listeners and I truly do not care about their ethnicity. I dont care about their religious background. I dont care about income level. I dont care about their height. I dont care if theyre three feet tall. I dont care if they dont have arms. I dont care if theyre transitioning. I dont care if they have special needs. I dont care. I really dont care. I just want to connect with people,' he added.


Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk


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