[INNEWS Comprehensive Report] On August 7, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism issued a statement saying that Malaysian Chinese talk show actor Huang Jinyu (stage name: Uncle Roger) recently posted inappropriate remarks on social media to insult Cambodian food. Hot discussion on the Internet.
It is reported that the talk show actor mentioned Southeast Asian food in a food production video released on YouTube on July 30. Huang Jinyu said that he does not like Southeast Asian food, especially the food of “Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand” is like garbage , and said that he would not buy fruit from Cambodia and Laos.
After Huang Jinyu made the above remarks, it caused severe criticism from Cambodian netizens. Many netizens said that the remarks were disrespectful to the culture of Southeast Asian countries.
The Cambodian Ministry of Tourism noted that it is working closely with relevant stakeholders and asked the vlogger to make a public apology to the Cambodian people and immediately edit the video posted on his social media channels.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, the blogger’s evaluation completely deviates from the reality of the reputation and identity of Khmer cuisine, especially seriously affecting the Royal Government of Cambodia, as well as the Cambodian food tourism industry that the Ministry of Tourism has vigorously promoted internationally. The Ministry of Tourism stated that the country is actively promoting Khmer food culture, and Khmer food is gradually being widely recognized. In addition, in 2022, the Khmer cookbook “The Taste of Angkor” compiled by the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation won the Best Asian Cookbook Prize at the 2021 Gourmet World Cookbook Awards in Paris.
It is understood that Huang Jinyu is a relatively popular food blogger on the Internet, with 8.22 million fans. As of August 8, the video above shows 2.66 million views.
At present, Huang Jinyu has not made any response.