March 22, 2013
CBS is under fire for using a wrecked B-52 bomber as a prop on last Sunday's episode of its long running reality hit The Amazing Race - in Vietnam.
Last week's leg of the Race featured a segment in which the contestants raced around the wreckage of a B-52 shot down during the Vietnam War.
The downed plane was then put on display in Hanoi as a ?memorial.?
Earlier, the contestants sat under a portrait of communist leader Ho Chi Minh and sat through a musical concert by young people singing a patriotic song.
The lyrics included: ?Vietnam Communist party is glorious ... Socialism is growing more beautiful with time. Follow the party?s step. Be loyal. Be pure.?
The segment in the Vietnamese capital city, while only a part of the episode, sparked outcry from the American Legion, among other organizations.
?The show is called ?The Amazing Race? but I call it ?The Amazing Gall,?? American Legon National Commander James E. Koutz said in a letter to CBS.
He called the segment a ?disgraceful slap-in-the face administered to American war heroes? and scolded CBS for showing the Vietnamese singing group.
CBS officials declined to comment yesterday when contacted by The Post.
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