LeBron James’s China Remarks, Gina Rodriguez’s N-Word Backlash & Google’s Pixel 4 | The Daily Show

The conflict
between the NBA and China over the Hong Kong protests
continued this week. But now, King James has stepped
into the fray. MAN:
In Hong Kong tonight, basketball superstar
LeBron James under fire, his famed jersey up in smoke. Furor growing over his response to this tweet sent
by Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey
earlier this month in apparent support of
anti-government protesters. JAMES: I don’t want to get
into a feud with Daryl. Um, with Daryl, uh, Morey. But I believe he wasn’t educated
on-on the situation at hand. MAN: Those comments setting off
a political brushfire here at home. Republican senators quick
to pounce. Rick Scott of Florida writing, “Clearly, King James is the one who isn’t educated
on the situation.” Nebraska’s Ben Sasse– “You’re parroting
communist propaganda. China is running torture camps,
and you know it.” Yes, LeBron James is getting
a lot of heat for not taking a stand against
China and their oppression, with people even burning
his jersey in Hong Kong. Which, by the way,
if the NBA kept statistics of most jerseys burned, I think
LeBron would dominate that, too. Yeah. Yeah.
Hong Kong burns his jersey. Cleveland burned his jersey. Miami burned his jersey. Like, forget Nike.
LeBron should get sponsored by Kingsford lighter fluid.
That’s what they should do. (laughter, applause) This guy’s been killing it
in every field. (applause) And you know, normally,
I would agree that NBA Players shouldn’t have
to know the intricacies of East Asia policy,
but at the same time, Dennis Rodman is basically the
U.S. ambassador to North Korea, so I don’t know
what the rules are anymore. I don’t know how it works. I also understand
why people think LeBron’s comments were
insensitive or misguided, but at the same time,
I get where he’s coming from. Yeah. ‘Cause the Houston
Rockets’ GM slammed China on Twitter when LeBron was
on his way to China. So LeBron was probably like, “Hey, man,
start this beef after I leave. What’s wrong with you, man?
I’m going there.” ‘Cause I would do
the same thing. Like, if you asked me in China what I thought about
China’s policies, I’d be like, “Uh, I think
China has policies? “And they are the policies
that allow me to fly home from China?” (laughter) All right, but let’s move on
to a more American scandal involving Gina Rodriguez. Some people have said that
the Latina actor has a history of making insensitive or condescending remarks
about black people. And yesterday, she did not
do herself any favors. WOMAN: Be careful
what you post on Instagram. Here is your fair warning because actress Gina Rodriguez
learned that hard way. ♪ Voodoo, I could do
what you do, believe me ♪ ♪ Niggas give me
heebie-jeebies… ♪ Now apologizing for using
the “N” word in a post. Hey, what’s up, everybody?
I just wanted to reach out and apologize.
I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along
to the Fugees to a song I love,
that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill. And, um, I really am sorry
if offended you. Okay, here’s Trevor’s tip
of the day. If you insist
on saying the “N” word when you’re rapping along
with a song, uh, don’t do it on Instagram.
Yeah. Do it on The Masked Singer,
okay? Yeah. ‘Cause then,
people have to wait three weeks to see if they get
to be mad at you. Yeah. They’ll be like, “I think
that was T-Pain who said it, but if it was Donny Osmond,
his ass is in big trouble!” (laughter) I also think
rappers should help. Yeah. ‘Cause, like,
they make the songs. I think rappers could help
prevent these incidents from happening
in the first place, right? ‘Cause think about it. Rappers already make songs
that are safe for radio. I think now they need to make
versions of their songs that are safe
for non-black people. Yeah. They can just, like,
replace the “N” word with something safe
like-like, “my friends.” You know what I mean? Yeah,
just change it. Just like… ♪ And if you don’t know,
now you know ♪ ♪ My friend. ♪ (laughter) It’s a lot safer for everyone. (applause) They should just do it,
to, like, every single song. ♪ Ball so hard,
m… wanna fine me ♪ ♪ First my friends
gotta find me? ♪ And finally, some tech news
that’ll change the way you make obscene gestures
at your phone. NEWSWOMAN: Google’s newest phone
works without even touching it. The Pixel 4 was unveiled
at an event in New York City. Like Apple’s iPhone,
users can unlock the Pixel with their face, but the
feature getting the most buzz is gesture control. So let’s say you’re driving,
listening to music, and you want to advance
to the next track– you don’t like that one–
or you want to go back and listen to it again… Google is hoping the new tech
will lead to more sales in the highly competitive
smartphone market. Wow! The first phone that will turn everyone
into a magician’s assistant. Call Mom. (laughter) This really is
amazing technology. You can open your phone
just by waving at it. No one’s ever had
this technology– except the front door
of a Walgreens. -(laughter)
-Never have we seen it before. You know what’s weird is,
how, like, the way we unlock our phones is evolving. Right? Because first
we had to type in a code, and then we just had
to pick it up and look at it. Now we can just wave at it
without touching it. It feels like we’re, like, slowing breaking up
with our phone. Like, we’re just moving away.
The next one will let you unlock your phone be being like,
“It’s not you. It’s me.” You know who
I also feel bad for? Bernie Sanders. Yeah.
He shouldn’t get this phone. He’s gonna be setting
that thing off all the time without meaning to.
It’s just gesture control? He’s gonna be like,
“And that’s why we need to take on
the one percent.” -“Calling the one…”
-“No, no, no, I’m not calling! I’m not calling!
Cancel! Cancel!”

100 Replies to “LeBron James’s China Remarks, Gina Rodriguez’s N-Word Backlash & Google’s Pixel 4 | The Daily Show”

  1. Just a bunch of White supremacists attempting to change the political narrative by making this rich black man the center of this Chinese problem. Fuck these devils L J and make that cheddar. The Chinese didn't give a cold shit about how these White supremacists here in this empire murdered and abused our people and still are with their race soldiers in blue killing our people in their homes. So brother care not what the descendants of these White supremacists psychotic murderers and child molesters say. Fuck'em, their empire is crumbling anyway. It's just a matter of time.

  2. I'm just surprised that Gina is getting in trouble for this. I'm 35 and my whole life it was only white people who got in trouble for saying the n-word. Asians could say it, Mexicans/Hispanics could say it (I'm from CA most of our Hispanics are Mexican, don't @ me), hell even some of the down white guys could say it… I guess she has a history of disparaging comments about black folks or something so maybe that is where this comes from, but I was genuinely surprised to hear that story.

  3. Or why doesn’t everyone stop using the N word. It came from a horrible place. In my opinion People sound ignorant when they call each other that. It doesn’t have a good meaning. There is no making that word good.

  4. Her father is of African-latino descent Puerto Rican. How did this happen that she is labeled “racist” to blacks? She is ethnic herself.

  5. I heard James' son and his team were trapped in HK airport last August, that's, I think, how he knows by feel about the real situation in HK. It's not that democratic, terrorism is more appropriate.

  6. I am really sick by the way politicians in America describe China. So sad that you guys are misled by those politicians who care only about their own interests. Torture??? Punishment??? No policy??? We can not speak for ourselves??? Can't believe you guys believe those words. Usually most people in China will not care about how foreign people comment on China, but it doesn't mean that those misleading words came out of those politicians are true. What a joke!

  7. Also yes, Trevor was soft on LeBron – huge surprise, not. He's a black dude after all and we all know they can't do no wrong 🙂

  8. Lol nigga can’t sing songs now days? I think she paused too long though before she said it XD like she thought about it. Then said it.

  9. The CCP asked Silver to Fire Morley. I call bull on that. We have free speech in America in case anyone forgot. An American worker standing up for democracy is not a horrible position to take. Sick of the censorship from the CCP. Americans should always be courageous and take this stand.

  10. really disregard mass concentration organ harvesting camps over N word identity politics, disgusting what Noah's team has done with John Stewart's legacy

  11. As an African American myself I think even black people need to stop lying to themselves using the "reclaiming " excuse. Stop saying the n word and change it to something actually respectable and empowering like brotha or make up another word of endearment. Using the n word is just self degradation by inadvertently saying we can't even think of something better to refer to eachother as so we're gonna make a minor change on a racially derogatory term created by oppressors and that suddenly changes everything. It's foolish plain and simple.

  12. Not to be offensive but why use the slur in general when we know what it means even for African American to use among each other is wrong.. Rappers really ain't helping when they know people would like to sing/rap along what do u expect us to do?? And then get offended if we accidentally use it.. Not saying that Chick is not in the wrong it's stupid for her to upload it in insta but honestly stop using the slur altogether..

  13. If the song lyrics have the n word in it and you sing the song who's at fault ? I think the person who wrote the lyrics is not the countless people that are going to karaoke the song c'mon sjws

  14. I’m seriously tired of Americans talking about the Hong Kong situation. Why don’t you talk about your own people without freedom in their own country??? Or if you gonna talk about international problems, talk about the Barcelona situation or the crimes committed against West Papuans everyday in Indonesia, those are the things you should be reporting, cause what’s happening in Hong Kong is nothing compared to that. But whatever, as long as it fits your political agendas and economic advantages you will keep trying to destroy China’s image. Personally I’ll start taking America’s media seriously the day you stop allowing cops to exterminate black people!

  15. It’s so funny how Americans are being known it all. Hong Kong issue is an internal matter for China at the first place,and it’s pretty much as sensitive as racism in America.And how many of you have ever been there? You really sure you know what’s going on there? Take a look at burning infrastructure and ruined stores. They are not really protestors but terrorists

  16. wait a second. Morons write music ro trash with the word nigga and other races cant sing it? lol. insane. Lebron can say defending hong kong is offensive tho. lmao America is ridiculous.

  17. so now James can't speak for what he stands for? what happened to freedom of speech? so only works as long as the speech is okay with you? China is running torture camps? if they really were I'm pretty sure the protesters would all be dead now. Rick was there 2 weeks ago …… so he knows everything about the situation? I've been here and still here from the beginning. The whole thing is nothing but political warfare between the US and China. Most violent protesters in HK are being paid to trash their own country.

  18. You know what trevor, your assessment of censorship on the n word in music is total crap. Rappers use the n word because they dont give a damn about your pc crap. You think any of these musicians really give a crap about your convoluted idea about whats ok to say and not ok. Ill sing along with 2 pac biggie smalls and lauren hill even though she herself is a racist piece of shit and continue to use the words said in any song even if it offends you.

  19. Honestly the whole Gina Rodriguez thing is ridiculous if she felt comfortable to say it that clearly MEANS back in her hood she was able to say it. Shit is ridiculous seriously, it's not a HUGE deal, stop it.

  20. She is not sorry. Non black ppl for some reason are dying to call black ppl niggas. Black ppl dont need to watch their mouth. Yall always want us to straighten up but its too much to ask you motherfuckers to use your brain and watch your fucking mouth. Im not "your nigga". WATCH YOUR FUCKIN MOUTH

  21. HK rioters are not fighting for freedom, they are just losers like others. HK is a city in the nation of China. Will you imagine that Seattle protesters want to depart from the US then found a nation?

  22. Okay, now imagine this:
    Someone in a car stops at a red light. Light turns green, but the guy is trying to wave to the next song before he realizes the light has turned green.
    What are the people trying to cross the road gonna think? "This guy waved that we could cross, what a nice guy!"

    Just use voice control. The waving gesture will always have a delay anyway. We can already swipe over the screen where the connection is almost 1:1.

  23. Americans dont understand the situation in hong kong but much worse, they dont really care. They just want a finger to point at

  24. Because criticized China is political right, if you trying to say something good about China, many people who hates China will criticized you.

  25. Lebron shut up and dribble. For a king he's pretty uneducated. It's a shame because i don't like talking down on my people but Lebron is talented but ignorant and entitled.

  26. You are all idiots Chinas government is extremely oppressive and Honk Kong doesn't deserve to be taken over by a communist regime

  27. Plz stop,I‘m not gonna make it.China is running torture camps,lol,this is the best joke I've ever heard this month.If you grow up in China you'd see that the schools BBC shows,so called TORTURE CAMPS,have no difference from any high school or vocational school.
    And as I'm also a minority nationality in China,I think most of the Han nationality would even jealous of the privilege that government have gave us.

  28. The US politician allows the freedom of speech only one way, "bash China". Where is Lebron's freedom fo speech? The Hippocratic politicians and mainstream media support the freedom of speech only one way.

  29. Umm she's a nigga tha speak Spanish that's it idk what the big deal is p rico black Dominican republic black Brazil black…she's brown I can promise No black people were upset. 🤦🏿‍♂️

  30. Lebron James was telling the truth. Too bad most Americans are not ready for the truth. I wonder say, 10 years from now, when Americans realize he was telling the truth, how will they feel. I feel sad that he was unfairly attacked. This is not what I thought US is like. Sigh…

  31. Whoa so now I have to be careful what I sing along to as a person of color who is NOT considered "black or African American" GET OUTTA HERE. This is getting seriously ridiculous. The identity politics culture and the liberal mentality will be the end of freedom and self expression, at least what's left.

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