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The Chainsmokers under fire over racist dog-eating joke in China

The Chainsmokers under fire over racist dog-eating joke in China

His response, which references the stereotype that Chinese people eat dogs, got a laugh out of Taggart: "I try to, but she's like really ill behaved, so, yeah".

In a now-deleted promo video that the duo shared online, Pall and his bandmate Drew Taggart are seen being interviewed by an Asian reporter.

The Chainsmokers have been criticised after producer Alex Pall made a joke about Asia that has been described as racist. "But I love her, I mean if she could come anywhere I'd bring her to... well I don't know if I'd bring her to China".

The Chainsmokers have apologized for their comments about China. On Monday, the band posted a promotional video from their trip to Twitter, Buzzfeed News reports. It concerns itself with stopping the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, during which 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and served as food.

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The video was originally posted on their Twitter account but has since been taken down - an astute Twitter user saved and re-uploaded it. We would never do anything to intentionally upset our fans and we apologize if we offended anyone. Anyone who wants to help prevent the slaughter of animals please visit http://www.stopyulinforever.org'.

The comment seems to have been made in reference to the infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival held every year in China's Guangxi province.

The Chainsmokers are now in South Korea, where they're thought to be collaborating with k-pop group BTS.

Still, fans weren't instantly forgiving, and quickly hopped on Twitter to tell the Pall what he said was wrong.