Judge In Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Called Out For Strange Joke About 'Asian Food'
The judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, made a joke Thursday that critics slammed as racially charged and inappropriate at the expense of Asian people.
“I hope the Asian food isn’t coming ... isn’t on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor,” Judge Bruce Schroeder said as the court was preparing to adjourn for lunch, evidently referring to the supply-chain backlog at the California port.
A clip of the moment was viewed nearly 2 million times by Thursday evening.
John C. Yang, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a group that advocates for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans, said the remark could only be seen as a joke at the expense of Asians and Asian Americans.