EXCLUSIVE | Sacked Sky News host Ross Cameron begrudgingly apologises for racist comments
Sacked Sky News host, Ross Cameron, who was ousted by the network for racist comments he made about Chinese people, has exclusively responded.
On Tuesday night’s edition of The Outsiders, Ross made the remarks that have landed him in hot water.
“If you go to Disneyland in Shanghai on any typical morning of the week, you’ll see 20,000 black-haired, slanty-eyed, yellow-skinned Chinese, desperate to get into Disneyland.”
Sky has sacked him over the remarks, saying the language was “totally unacceptable” and has “no place in Australian society”.
Statement from Sky News Chief Executive Paul Whittaker regarding Ross Cameron. pic.twitter.com/wepBbYd5dT
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 2, 2018
In the first interview since he was ousted, Ross has apologised for causing offense but says his speech, in full, was “the most pro-Chinese speech made by anyone in Australian public life in the last week”.
“My main point is that I don’t wish a young Australian, in an Australian school or playground, to suffer as a consequence of their ethnicity or their origin.
“And if people feel that my approach to selling the Chinese story was inadequate, was offensive, then I’m very happy to apologise.”
When John Stanley confronts Ross, seeking a full apology, the line mysteriously went dead.
“You do acknowledge that you were wrong to use that stereotype?”
Ross Cameron: … [beep, beep, beep]
Click PLAY below to hear the astonishing audio
After multiple attempts, the Ben Fordham Show was able to get Ross back on the line.
He begrudgingly admitted it was wrong to use those stereotypes.
“I think it was clumsy and it should have been done better and it was a failure on my part.”
Hear his apology below