Published On: Tue, Mar 23rd, 2021

Why has John Oliver shamed Meghan McCain in the US? | World | News

The issue came to a head in the US last week when a gunman in Atlanta killed eight people, six Asian women among them.

In the wake of the shock, leading figures have made calls to depart from using racially charged language to refer to the virus, Meghan McCain among them.

But Mr Oliver drew on comments she had made in the past defending use of the term.

In March 2020, she said she had “no problem” with the term and blamed China for allowing the – at the time – poorly understood virus to spread.

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