A character who is known for criticising food videos has recently faced online criticism himself.
'Uncle Roger', who is known as Nigel Ng, became a viral sensation after he reviewed a fried rice recipe while pretending to speak and behave like an Asian "uncle".
However, earlier this week, the comedian and Youtube star apologised to his audience on Weibo with the removal of his video of him and Youtuber Mike Chen.
Chen has previously criticised the Chinese government, speaking out against issues such as the mistreatment of the Uyghur minorities and tough crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
'Uncle Roger' breaks the silence on backlash
Since the deletion of the video with Chen, the YouTube star was quiet, but he finally broke the silence on Saturday (Jan. 16) in a YouTube video titled "Uncle Roger ANIME? (Reddit Review)".
Ng said that he just wanted to make funny videos, and "don't want to be involved in anything else - no politics, no drama".
He said that he "loved making people laugh", "no matter where they come from, and respecting everybody's culture".
The YouTube star also highlighted in his video that he makes zero dollars from Chinese social media.
Ng said it really broke his heart when netizens accused him of liking "RMB (Chinese currency) more than MSG".
He also expressed that the past few days were stressful for him, but said that he would continue making videos for his audience.
He then thanked his audience for their support.
Back in M'sia
In his video on Jan. 16, the YouTube star mentioned that he was in quarantine back in "his home country Malaysia".
On Sunday (Jan. 17), Ng posted Instagram stories of him being out of quarantine and reuniting with his sister:
Backlash on Twitter
After deleting his collab video with Chen, Ng drew flak on Twitter for valuing money over morals by appearing to pander to the Chinese government.
Here's some tweets featuring users who have asked for people to 'cancel' or unfollow 'Uncle Roger':
also dont want to bring tl mood down but you may want to stop supporting uncle roger/nigel ng— ass (@wheatbreddy) January 14, 2021
he took down his most recent video with mike chen (who has often spoken out against the horrific actions of the ccp) because of backlash from the chinese community :/ money > morals pic.twitter.com/1Q4W9pAtXl
Everyone go unfollow uncle roger he's cancelled for supporting CCP— feli (@sleepy_moo) January 13, 2021
Some have even used the hashtag #UnsubscribeUncleRoger on Twitter to express their discontent with the content creator.
Top image via mrnigelng YouTube & Instagram
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