Rudy Giuliani Called Out After He Accidentally Posts Cringeworthy Video Impersonating Asian People to YouTube
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has had a string of bad luck with technology.
He's butt dialed reporters on multiple occasions, leaving bizarre voicemails of his conversations about Democratic nominee Joe Biden and needing money. He had to go to an Apple Store for help unlocking his iPhone after forgetting the password 10 times. Giuliani—who was named by Trump as a cybersecurity advisor in 2017—accidentally posted a link to an anti-Trump website on his Twitter account before claiming Twitter "allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message."
But the most cringeworthy display of technological ineptitude came after an interview between Giuliani and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Giuliani thought the camera was off and proceeded to mock Asian accents in a time where his boss's own racist comments have fueled increased attacks against Asian Americans.
To make things worse, Giuliani or a member of his staff accidentally uploaded the video to his YouTube, where The Daily Beast published it in a story.
Watch the cringeworthy moment below.
Unreal. Rudy Giuliani was recorded doing a racist stereotypical Chinese accent and bow. He was caught because his staff uploaded the video to his own YouTube channel! pic.twitter.com/7e80tD8UD4
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 15, 2020
Giuliani said to his assistant, Jayne Zirkle:
"You're gonna be the most famous model in China. [Mock Asian accent] 'Ah, get me Jayne Zirkle. Jayne Zirkle ... Jayne Zirkle picture. I want Jayne Zirkle picture. Picture Jayne Zirkle. No one but Jayne Zirkle.'"
He concluded the racist bit with a bow.
People didn't hesitate to call him out.
Dear @RudyGiuliani & @realDonaldTrump: Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in America, including in multiple swing states.
API voters make up 11% of the electorate in Nevada; 5.5% in Texas & 4.7% in Georgia. So keep doubling down on your racism; see you in November. https://t.co/rj42YtViMQ
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 15, 2020
In case you didn't know before we got our hands on this leaked video, Rudy Giuliani is a racist idiot. Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/ibo96pU2Xy
— Brett Meiselas (@BMeiselas) October 15, 2020
Dracula is a ghoul. And a racist. https://t.co/m6ygUdRqVS
— Jillian Barberie (@askjillian) October 15, 2020
To other Americans of Asian ancestry like me -- never forget which party mocks us and which party stands up for us. Vote for equality and respect. Vote Democratic. https://t.co/qaWICD0aL9
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) October 15, 2020
They were also astounded that Giuliani and his team posted it to his own YouTube account.
They're not just racists they are really stupid racists. https://t.co/ExPhH6LRbc
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 15, 2020
Taking the butt-dial to a new level is inspiring. https://t.co/CIluwQonBS
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) October 15, 2020
The video has since been deleted from Giuliani's YouTube, but it was far too late.