Did 'Amazing Race' disrespect Vietnam vets?
Contestants chant communist propaganda in Hanoi
- Duration 5:32
- Date Mar 20, 2013
Contestants chant communist propaganda in Hanoi
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It was ho -- man for the win.
Well the Amazing Race this show not the Albanians.
-- contestants travel to Hanoi Vietnam.
It was a pit stop for -- acted prop.
Teams in the -- are made to memorize a Communist song.
Done by kids in front of a large portrait of the north Vietnamese murderous dictator ho chi Minh.
-- -- -- -- -- The -- moments about patriotic Vietnamese.
We'll reveal the words -- less.
Celebrating what now.
It is yeah.
So during that some one of the contestants actually said it's like one direction.
Yes if that direction with the inevitable massacre of millions of Vietnamese.
Competitors that had amassed the lyrics to propaganda posters then they were forced -- visited eaten into memorial.
Which was wreckage of a shot down American bomber.
Dean's list now thank you wait and -- 52 memorial.
Site of the wreckage of a B 52 bomber shot down during the Vietnam War and win they'll find here next month.
-- -- -- -- -- Is that W turner.
All of -- great tribute to our troops nicely done CBS they can't blame the players their -- but how did not cross that.
Producers' minds that this might offend the men who fought in Vietnam and the families of those who died there.
What's next amazing race a job through the killing fields.
-- to the producer the Khmer Rouge is not a cosmetic.
But you know it wasn't done on purpose of stupidity -- and maybe the producers are really really young and think Vietnam is as the place where spring rolls come from.
Fact is Vietnam is a beautiful country with great people.
Waking up from a gruesome pass and -- probably find the remnants of communism every bit as repugnant ABC BS should too.
Eric do you think they think that you think they knew what they were doing I think government.
I think you nailed it in and near -- -- as I get good deeds summed it up type tied up nicely.
-- I think your progress that they do what what what my experience that produces is when they're young they look for that what's the best shot -- or camel and to go like days ago while there's -- cracked up -- B 52 wreckage right there let's use that as part of the story without thinking what does that symbolize symbolizes.
Thousands tens of thousands American.
Who died fighting for their freedom so that they could have a TV show there CBS fail Bob you're shaking at.
I just I'm so outraged by this I can't believe it's CBS is idiotic they're stupid.
That did they -- put something that out of TV don't.
Women and young producers and had to go through somebody in the executive branch CBS and CBS can't do any better than that to have people go to a memorial where Americans died.
That you ought to get off the network.
Take that show -- -- it -- I'd expect.
That -- -- -- follow that yeah -- they've got to look like I'm not outraged at all lab at this should be addressed this on the next show.
I -- grass -- and do the touching show I think I think Bob -- I think the executives should address this at least at minimum with a statement may be on the next show it is -- highly rated show they can do themselves some.
-- good service by admitting this I do think they're not mutually exclusive though I think you hit the nail on the head.
Producers not the ones in the control room are any producers and is building by the way that the disclaimer absolutely I think they can -- young at times and younger generations haven't studied at our schools are teaching it.
They don't get it.
And they're not asking maybe their grandparents were around to go through it and then you have the executives.
Who know the difference from -- You over the direction it probably do that he was at -- Eight point five the executives probably don't see anything wrong -- -- -- the -- -- that's.
And I -- and they go you know what this isn't so bad does.
Where have we believe what Jane Fonda believe you know what did they just outside OJ thought -- that's odds on American apiece you could put on TV is I've ever seen.
At a question too about the stupidity of a W turn out that a circle yes you -- you -- and you turn that's a circle.
As I don't get it -- a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- yes he wouldn't but the -- it would be we should do the Amazing Race would be -- we've got the little people.
I don't know why did when -- -- but you do.
What what what what did you use angry is Bob I think -- is like he's exploding over it look how I don't do outrage that -- -- he doesn't very well I inside I was.
Yeah and by the and I can't imagine to that the Vietnamese soup.
But they're trying to do some reforms for the is still a lot like the press freedoms are the lack of press freedoms -- the lack of ability of free speech.
Is really really bad in addition in you have.
A major problem.
But they're very competent I'm sure that dean tourism bureau.
Probably raise -- hand and said.
Any reality show America wanna come here because you know the bachelor went to Thailand we'd love to have someone come to Vietnam and so they weren't -- it.
Yeah I wanted to be able -- and imagine what depresses like in Vietnam today state controlled press about how wonderful it is at this that Americans finally know the -- Group and you just don't -- that those people wanted Americans to go and look at that's right that you wanted to hear those patriotic songs which are anti American songs it was a comedy show put -- by -- no better.
All right coming up.