Ok, first there was this racist fiasco by Spain’s men and women’s basketball team pulling “chinky eyes” for an ad which took up a full page in the sports daily La Marca, the country’s best-selling newspaper. Amongst the team members is Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors’ Jose Calderon, who said: “We did it because we thought it was going to be something nice, something with no problem. But somebody wants to talk about it. It is too much of a big deal with you guys…” You’re right Jose, everyone should just chill out and have a good chuckle over fond memories of schoolyard harassment. Calderon was also quoted as saying it was “something appropriate and that it would always be interpreted as somewhat loving.” Yes, chinky eyes is a common way to express respect and appreciation for Asian peoples. Thank you, teams of Spain, for extending that warm and delightful gesture of international understanding and compassion. Let the games begin!
Cuz apparently the good ol’ slant eye just never stops being ha-larious. Did they not get the global memo that this shit is offensive? Or do they just not care? This is some racist bullshit that’s beyond ridiculous. Someone needs to pull their dumb asses from competition. Apparently Spanish sports does not have a good track record when it comes to racial sensitivity- like monkey chants and whistles directed toward black members of England’s soccer team during a 2004 exhibition match. And Spain recently asked China for it’s support to host the next Olympic Games in Madrid? This deserves a serious BITCH, PUH-LEEZE!!!