Talk show hosts, John & Ken (KFI AM 640), made racist comments about Korean American stereotypes on their show this week.
[John] No, there’s certain cultures that become involved in certain lines of work, and they bring their –
[Ken] And the word spreads that they can rip people off, like you. (Full transcript at Media Matters)
As a part of the Korean American community in Los Angeles, we are offended and concerned about ‘hate talk-shows’ like this that spread hate rhetoric in the name of free speech. As we have seen repeatedly, hate speech can easily incite less rational people to harm others. Is this a case of anything goes as long as it boosts the ratings?