CNBC anchor Amanda Drury used the term “chinks the chain” when referring to Chinese policy on the air and then issued an apology on Friday, calling it a “poor choice of words.”
It’s not the first time that a CNBC person has used the term on the air this year.
In July reporter Robert Frank used the phrase “chink in the armor” during a discussion of Wendi Deng’s pending divorce from News Corp. and 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch.
The comments then drew a critical response from the Asian American Journalists Association, which called the statements “offensive” and “inappropriate.”
And in July, CNBC’s Joe Kernen used a derogatory term about Indians on the air.