Australian TV commentator Jacqui Cooper defended remarks she made at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Robert Prezioso via Getty Images)
An Australian TV commentator caused controversy at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a remark about Chinese athletes all looking “the same.”

Olympian-turned-analyst Jacqui Cooper said this during Channel 7’s coverage of the women’s aerial freestyle ski event in Pyeongchang, South Korea:

“Real nicely done, great control, very Chinese. They all look the same, they’re very hard to tell who’s who.’”
People on Twitter quickly pounced:

Some people accused Cooper of “casual racism.”

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