Alex Jones, the owner of InfoWars, is back in the spotlight after making a racist generalization and describing Asian people as robots and psychotic killers in fights.
Jones made the controversial remarks during his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on February 27, according to HuffPost. At one point in the video, which runs for 4 hours and 40 minutes, the 45-year-old conspiracy theorist started to blurt out some offensive theories targeting Asians.
The eugenics portion of the Rogan interview didn’t end there: Jones went on to say that people of Asian heritage are “conscious and real people, but when they get into a fight they all synch up and are robots and have no fear” and then to discuss IQ differences between races. pic.twitter.com/XCFKXCUV8x— cristina lópez g. (@crislopezg) February 27, 2019
“In fights in like, Korea, fighting the Chinese, or Vietnam ― they’re conscious and real people but when they get into a fight, they all sync up and are robots and have no real fear. They’re psychotic killers you’re fighting. Asians are about the most fearless killers there are,” he said.
“Once Asians go to war, they’re not crazed, going wild in a battle. They’re like robots coming to kill you.”
Okay my Asians, time to get in our lions, Voltron up and rocket punch this gasbaghttps://t.co/sq1i6H6Q7g— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) February 28, 2019
Jones’ comments did not sit well with a lot of people online. Some netizens on Twitter dragged Jones for his stereotyping and racism.
What a #FuckingMoron he is!— Mango MaCall (@MangoMaCall) February 28, 2019
Disbelief is one word to describe how I feel after watching this.— Samuel Rhee (@RealMrGame10) March 1, 2019
There are many different ethnic groups in Asia:Central Asia, East Asia, North Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, & West Asia. Yet I’m certain that these groups don’t fit these ‘stereotypes.’They make up 60% of the world’s population.Asians aren’t a monolith.The AUDACITY I tell ya!— Norma (@lolasparks43) March 2, 2019
You want a real conspiracy? There are types of breads that are smarter than Alex Jones.— Jeff Wire (@jeff_wire) February 28, 2019
Why is this clown still getting airtime anywhere???— Duug of the Dead (@Duugy13) February 28, 2019
Others made fun of Jones’ sync up comment.
Let’s do this! pic.twitter.com/9yBhHlTeEO— john michael tan (@jmtan19) February 28, 2019
It sounds almost like everything he knows about Asians comes from watching Voltron. pic.twitter.com/VvsWjCY1om— Erik (@Erikbacca) February 27, 2019
Damn they know our secrets. Attack! pic.twitter.com/3Rji8c4cyv— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) March 2, 2019
Data download… commence sync mode.111000101010100101 010101010101010010 000101010101111110 100000101010101001 000111010101111101 010101010101000101 000000111111101010 101010101010102011 010011101111010101 001010101010101011 111110101100001110 100101000001111100 — 🇰🇷Angry Panda🇰🇷 (@AngryPandaNW) February 28, 2019
✔️synching up ✔️robots ✔️no fear pic.twitter.com/cQWA7QTmIJ— ☆ Reject Superstar ☆ (@rejectsuprstar) February 28, 2019
Rogan, seemed to agree with Jones, describing the Mongols and Japanese as having a “long history of being a noble warrior culture with the samurais and all the martial arts that come from there.” The podcast’s host also listed the martial arts that came from Japan such as kendo, karate, judo and jiu jitsu.
How did I know instinctively that Rogan was going to bring up martial arts and samurais?— Michael Lydon (@MichaelPLydon) March 1, 2019
JFC. Rogan is totally feeding it, though.— Shelby Anderson (@shebelee) February 28, 2019
I’d like to know why @joerogan gave a free stage to this racist TWICE. And not once did he question or challenge him on his bigotry. Alex Jones I just expect nothing but hate from. But Rogan is complicit and that’s what really disappoints me.— Pixel Penny (@Pixelxilla) March 2, 2019
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