I’m generally pretty tolerant of gaffes from all groups of people. Most people tend to have moments when they didn’t think about what they were saying.
But I do take notice of gaffes, because it usually lets loose people’s deep biases that they don’t normally display.
So the latest media gaffe in US that caught my attention, was when a kid made a suggestion to “kill everyone in China” to settle U.S. debt, on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
For one, I’m not the only one who was offended.
Second, I don’t think Kimmel planned it, but it is disturbing that a child said such a thing, genocide no less.
So the question is, what kind of parents, teachers, media, society is feeding this kind of stuff to a child?