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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Thursday, June 28, 2018

Telemundo celebrity chef James criticized for making racist gestures while celebrating Korea's win over Germany

James Tahhan is under fire for his racist gesture on air. 

Chef James is the host on the American-Spanish TV network Telemundo. During the morning show 'Un Nuevo Dia' on June 27, Chef James and fellow hosts celebrated South Korea's win over Germany in the '2018 Russia World Cup', which ultimately helped Mexico advance to the round of 16. 

During the celebration, chef James is captured making slant-eye gestures, mocking Asians. 

His racist gesture was found offensive by many viewers. Netizens fired criticism and stated, "That is racist and uncalled for."

Not only chef James, other Mexican fans were also captured celebrating the win with the racist gesture on social media. 

"We are all Koreans today."

"We can only say thank you Korea."

Both Korean and non-Korean netizens found the gesture offensive, commenting, "Okay, that's just going too far", "That is unnecessary", "That's not how you thank Korea."
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