Fox NFL commentator Terry Bradshaw has apologized for an insensitive comment he made about Asian actor and comedian Ken Jeong.
The former NFL star was speaking during Fox’s upfront presentation about his participation in Jeong’s variety show, The Masked Singer, when he made a comment deemed “insensitive” about the one-time medical doctor-turned TV host, CNN reported.
“Unfortunately, I was kicked off by Alan Thicke and the little short guy from Japan,” Bradshaw said.
Of course, Alan Thicke has been dead for several years. The host Bradshaw meant to reference, was Alan Thicke’s son, Robin Thicke. However, the comment about Jeong was considered even more insensitive.
Not only was the comment racially insensitive, but it was also woefully inaccurate. Jeong is not Japanese but is an American born in Detroit of South Korean parents who legally immigrated to the U.S.
Now, Bradshaw is apologizing.
“I made an insensitive remark today about Ken, who I’ve known for some time,” Bradshaw said in a public statement. “I’ve spoken to him about the importance of cultural respect and apologized for my offensive comments. I would like to also apologize to the Asian-American community for my insensitivity.”
Jeong has not made any public statements about Bradshaw’s comment or his apology.
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