Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Spanish OR Chinese Basketball Team?!?

The Spanish Olympic Basketball team recently posed for an advertisement where they are pulling their eyes back to look more Chinese (aka slant eyes). Yet the Spanish say that they didn't intend to offend anyone.
I guess how I could see one or even a few people thinking that it was a good idea to pose in a picture like that and thinking... "what a creative, affectionate and funny way to promote the Spanish Basketball team playing in the Olympics (in China)." But a whole team??? I have to stand up and applaud the entire team for being so ignorant. Come on guys, you are on a world stage. Didn't one of you raise your hand and say that might, just maybe, be viewed as inappropriate? Maybe one of the coaches? No? Here's your gold medal (and not for Basketball)...
Though I might have expected this from the French.

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