Michigan state Rep. chef Bettie Scott has come under fire after they hurled anti-Asian bows to Rep. Stephanie Chang during the primary election last week.
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A Michigan state Democrat, apologized on Thursday after the call, your opponents and the rival campaign staff, “ching-Chong’s”, alluding to the candidates of Asian heritage.
State Rep. chef Bettie Scott has come under fire after reports of anti-hurled-Asian bows at the state Rep. Stephanie Chang during the primary election last week, the Detroit Metro Times.
Scott allegedly referred to their opponents as “ching-chang” and “ching-chong” to voters outside the polling districts. They also allegedly other offensive comments, including telling one of Chang’s campaign volunteers “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”
In addition, Sean Gray, Chang s African-American man, said Scott, switching him to marry Chang.
Michigan state Rep. Stephanie Chang said that Scott’s comments disrespectful, “the entire population, whether they be Asian-American immigrants and inhabitants, Sr., District 1, or [Cook’s] own current house district.”
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Scott also allegedly told a voter that the immigrants from China, “come and take us to the community of us” and that it “disgusts” you see “black people with signs for these Asians, and not the support of their own people.”
Chang and Scott were running against each other in the Democratic party primary for Michigan 1. The Senate District. Chang won the primary with nearly 50 percent of the vote.
“These comments are an insult to all Asian Americans,” Chang, the Metro Times said. “It is not for me. It comes to an elected official abused the entire population, whether they be Asian-American immigrants and inhabitants, Sr., District 1, or [Cook’s] own current house district.”
“I humbly apologize to Rep. Chang and her husband, Lord grey, and the broader Asian American community.”
– Michigan state Rep. chef Bettie Scott
“We expect better of anyone who wants to call to himself, a Michigan Democrat,” the party Chairman Brandon Dillon said in a statement. “Cook, Bettie Scott needs to apologize to the entire Asian-American community. If a Person does not share our fundamental values of tolerance, decency and respect, you will have to find another party.”
After the criticism, Scott released a statement apologizing for the remarks.
“These are not the types of comments that should be made, nor are they the kind of comments I would normally make,” said Scott, according to the Detroit News. “I humbly apologize Rep. Chang and her husband, Lord grey, and the broader Asian-American community.”
“We live in a time of increasing divisiveness,” she added. “As a member of the state Parliament, I should do nothing to contribute to an atmosphere of discord, and for that, I’m terribly sorry. I am looking forward to meeting with Rep. to comment on Chang, I apologize directly to you as soon as you will be able to meet me.”
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