Popular Comedy Youtuber in Hot Waters Over 'Pleasing' the Chinese Govt

Published January 18th, 2021 - 08:36 GMT
Popular Comedy Youtuber in Hot Waters Over 'Pleasing' the Chinese Govt
Mike Chen highlighted once again his firm opposition against Chinese policies. (Facebook: nigelngcomedy/ Edited by Al Bawaba)

Despite his massive online popularity, a London-based Malaysian YouTuber has come under fire after stating an apology for having hosted a Chinese guest who is known for his deep opposition of the Chinese government.

A recent video collaboration between Nigel Ng, also known as Uncle Roger, and the Chinese YouTube star, Mike Chen has ignited an online debate, especially after Uncle Roger removed the video off his platforms and apologized to his Chinese fan-base.

Even though Nigel Ng's statement doesn't address the comments which directly stirred the controversy, he explained that he and his team decided to take the video down to show respect for the Chinese people. Uncle Roger's statement concluded that "he wasn't aware of his guests' political thoughts and his past incorrect remarks about China." 

However, many tweets have called on viewers to unsubscribe from Uncle Roger's social media channels, saying that he is pushing the Chinese government's agenda, noting that his guest Mike Chen has been known for his anti-government views and harsh criticism of the Chinese authorities.

From his side, Chen tweeted his thanks to his followers and supporters, saying that Nigel Ng's apology is a result of the CCP's decades-long policies of silencing people to avoid critique.

Mike Chen highlighted once again his firm opposition against Chinese policies, stressing that there are "different forms of violence and discrimination against minorities," naming the Uyghurs, the Tibetans and other religious and ethnic groups.


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