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GOP Senate candidate targeted with political ad full of racist Asian stereotypes by Peter Thiel-funded PAC

  • Republican senatorial candidate Jim Lamon was targeted with a political ad that contained elements considered racist against Asians.
  • The clip made several allegations against Lamon, including his company’s ties to suppliers from China, his hand in building nuclear power plants for the Chinese government and his connections with forced slave labor.
  • Interspersed with the message, however, are images of temples, gong sound effects, text written in chop suey typeface and a musical riff associated with kung fu films.
  • The political action committee (PAC) Saving Arizona, which publicly backs Lamon’s opponent Blake Masters, took responsibility for the ad. The group is known to be funded almost entirely by tech billionaire Peter Thiel.
  • Earlier this year, Lamon himself put out a controversial ad of his own showing him shooting a gun at characters playing President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly.

A political ad targeting a Republican senatorial candidate in Arizona is getting attention online for incorporating elements considered racist against Asians.

The video, which portrays U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon as “China’s Man” in the upcoming elections, uses several images, text and sound effects that ridicule Asian culture. 

One of Silicon Valley’s Most Famous Investors Just Irked All of Silicon Valley

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s anticipated speech on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland earned him a thunderous applause from Republicans in attendance. His message, however, got a different reaction from his Silicon Valley followers.

A luminary in tech and business, Thiel’s message that implied that his industry may be wrong in opposing a particular candidate, has struck a chord in Silicon Valley, CNN reported.