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Fox Sports Issues Apology for Racist USC Video

Fox Sports issued an apology Wednesday for a video segment that mocked Asian students at the University of Southern California.

“Comedian” Bob Oschack hosted the segment for The College Experiment, where he wanted students to welcome Colorado and Utah to the Pac-12 Conference. Instead of the focus being on the Buffaloes and Utes, Oschack interviewed only Asian students where English wasn’t their first language, mocking their accents in the process. The video was pulled shortly after the network was made aware of it.

“We sincerely apologize to President Max Nikias and the entire USC community for the production and posting of the video,” said Fox Sports Network spokesman Lou D’Ermilio. “The context was clearly inappropriate and the video was removed as soon as we became aware of it. We will review our editorial process to determine where the breakdown occurred, and we will take steps to ensure something like this never happens again.”

In addition to the apology, The College Experiment was canceled effective immediately.

This is 2011, right? Just checking.

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