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People Are Furious Over A Video That Appears To Show The Chainsmokers Joking About Chinese People Eating Dogs

The group has denied that the comment was implying anything racist.

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The video appears to have been meant to be a promotional video for The Chainsmokers performing at Ultra China in Shanghai over the weekend. Jeremiah Davis is currently shooting and editing all the videos for the group and still has a comment up on his Instagram promoting the video.

As of Tuesday morning, the duo had posted an apology on their Twitter along with a link to a petition to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

The apology said that Pall made the comment because he had "read reports about dogs being slaughtered in certain provinces" in China, and that The Chainsmokers "would never intentionally do anything to upset our fans."

A representative for The Chainsmokers told BuzzFeed News that "the interview was posted as it was meant to highlight how much the Chainsmokers love China and all of their fans there."

"When they noticed that comment was taken out of context they took it down as it was not meant to offend anyone," the spokesperson said.

Kassy Cho is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Kassy Cho at kassy.cho@buzzfeed.com.

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