The Chainsmokers accused of making racist joke during interview in China

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"Disgusted at the fact that the chainsmokers really had the nerve to make a racist "asians eat dogs" joke in front of an asian interviewer", one angry person tweeted.

The video, which seems to be a promotional piece for the duo, then sees the interviewer looking awkwardly to the camera, as he tries to change the topic; only for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart to continue laughing.

In the video, which has since been deleted, Pall made what has been interpreted as a joke about Chinese people eating dogs.

In the original interview, Alex had been asked if he would take his pet overseas while on tour.

The Chainsmokers have apologised for a comment made in a recent interview in China, in which the duo's Alex Pall joked that he was anxious that Chinese people might eat his dog.

"Well I don't know if I'd bring her to China". Others pointed out that the controversial Yulin dog meat festival still takes place every year, despite recent rumors that it would be banned. He says the group would "never intentionally do anything to upset our fans and we apologize if we offended anyone".

The Chainsmokers actually shared video of that exchange on their official Twitter page, before realizing that it likely wasn't helping them to appeal to their Asian fans.

According to a 2016 poll, most people in China feel that the Yulin Dog Meat Festival has "harmed China's reputation", reports Xinhua, a Chinese state news agency.

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

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