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Monster Hunter Movie Director And Star Apologise To Chinese Viewers For Racist Joke

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“I apologise for any anxiety or upset that this line and its interpretation caused”.

Paul WS Anderson’s much-hyped Monster Hunter movie hasn’t had the best of starts. Its release was kicked around following the COVID-19 pandemic which has thrown the world of cinema into complete disarray, and when it did eventually launch (in China, one of its biggest potential markets) it caused a storm thanks to a joke which is considered offensive in that country.

The offending scene saw Asian-American actor Jin Au-Yeung uttering the line “Look at my knees!”, to which another character replies: “What kind of knees are these?” Jin responds switch “Chi-nese!”

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