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Moskowitz takes down post that invoked ethnic stereotype about Asians

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Rep. Jared Moskowitz aimed an off-color post at Kristi Noem — but ended up hitting himself.

Moskowitz posted on X Monday about a CBS interview with the South Dakota GOP governor, who’s facing national scrutiny for an upcoming memoir that discusses her killing of her dog and falsely claims she met North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The Florida Democrat wrote of Noem: “Why am I getting the feeling that she wanted to eat dog with Kim Jong Un?”

The tweet, while referencing Noem’s controversial admission to shooting her dog Cricket dead, also invokes a broad ethnic stereotype about Asian Americans.

“It was a joke about Kristi Noem and the dictator of North Korea — 2 people, no one else. I took the post down as I didn’t want it to be misconstrued and offend the broader community. I condemn those stereotypes and would never want to feed into them,” Moskowitz told POLITICO in a statement.

His now-deleted post drew a response from the House’s only two Korean American Democrats.

“While we appreciate our colleague standing up to GOP extremism, we cannot perpetuate harmful stereotypes in the process,” Reps. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) and Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.) said in a statement. “We thank Rep. Moskowitz for apologizing and taking down his tweet.”

This isn’t the first time that Moskowitz has had to walk it back after posting memes and gibes slamming Republicans and other critics.

In March, he posted on X about President Joe Biden’s viral facial expression after encountering Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wearing a MAGA hat on the House floor during the State of the Union. He paired it with a photo of actor Sydney Sweeney, making a visual comparison that appeared to reference Sweeney’s physique on International Women’s Day — and later deleted the post.