CNBC’s Drury apologizes for “chinks” comment

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Amanda Drury

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.