Radio & Television

Mocking Asians no Fun, says CBSC

OTTAWA – A June 2005 episode of Fun Radio broadcast on CKOI-FM (96.9, Montréal) violated the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' human rights clause, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council said today. On June 22, 2005, host and comedian Cathy Gauthier did a segment on “things she was a bit ashamed to admit.” Among other things, she admitted that she was unable to differentiate people of various Asian nationalities, more precisely, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Thais. "She then went on to make some mocking comments in a pseudo-Asian accent and to give 'reasons' for which Asians were physically small in stature. She...