Mr. Barry's remarks Tuesday that set off the firestorm were caught on camera by the local NBC affiliate, channel 4. The tape of the remarks is in the link below:
Mr. Barry later apologized for the comment in various outlets. To the AP, he said: "I want to express my deep apology for offending some members of the Asian community and the D.C. community … I have a solid record of relationships with the Asian community."
- But he is also tweeting photos and continued criticism of local businesses.
- Mr. Barry also reacted to a local businessman quoted in a Washington Post article that agreed with Mr. Barry in part, saying there were some Asian American-owned businesses that would do better if they were cleaned up.
- Mr. Barry's initial remarks were condemned by local leaders. And critics also weighed in.