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Beijing Olympics: Second Spanish team photographed making 'slit-eyed' gesture
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/olympics/2559578/Beijing-Olympics-Second-Spanish-team-photographed-making-slit-eyed-gesture.html ^

Posted on 08/15/2008 5:27:18 AM PDT by traumer

A second group of Spanish Olympic athletes has been photographed making “slit-eyed” gestures, threatening to overshadow the Beijing Games with a row over racial stereotyping.

The latest photo to emerge shows Spanish women tennis players pulling the pose, apparently in anticipation of their Federation Cup match against China in April.

Pictures of the Spanish men’s and women’s basketball teams making the gesture, a crude impersonation of Chinese people, were published in adverts in Spanish newspapers earlier this week.

The photos, which were reprinted around the world, added to Spanish sport's poor reputation for racial sensitivity.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; china; slur; spain

1 posted on 08/15/2008 5:27:19 AM PDT by traumer
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2 posted on 08/15/2008 5:27:55 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

The thin skinned easily offended of the world need to grow up ... better yet, find something else to do with all that spare time.


3 posted on 08/15/2008 5:29:18 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: traumer

Is anyone really offended by this?


4 posted on 08/15/2008 5:29:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: traumer

Hahahaha! The Chinese are stupid. Once you let it known what hurts your feelings, people won’t let up!


5 posted on 08/15/2008 5:29:54 AM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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6 posted on 08/15/2008 5:31:34 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: traumer

This is so much more hurtful than dropping cluster bombs on civilians. ;-)


7 posted on 08/15/2008 5:32:29 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: traumer

If they were going to try to act like the Chinese, they needed to go on a killing spree and kill around 60 million people. That would have been ok....but don’t dare slant the eyes!!!


8 posted on 08/15/2008 5:33:10 AM PDT by GOPyouth (GOP: Drill Here, Drill Now! Obama: Inflate your tires!)
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To: traumer

You know, The Chinese people have survived and thrived for thousands of years, much of through oppression and depravation.

Something tells me they will get over this.


9 posted on 08/15/2008 5:34:32 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: traumer

Funny.
I share the Spanish people’s sense of humor. With 300 years of Spanish rule in the Philippines, something tend to rub off.
I did this once when a fellow Asian boss left the room after giving a long-winded speech. My mostly white group loved it.


10 posted on 08/15/2008 5:36:35 AM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: traumer

They’re not even doing it right!!


11 posted on 08/15/2008 5:42:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: traumer

Lessee if I got this right . . .

A Chinese man, for unknown reasons, slaughtered an American and nearly killed his wife during the peaceful tourism just before the games . . .

China selected beauty lipsynch their national anthem during the opening ceremonies because the actual singer (talent) wasn’t considered pretty enough . . .

China was caught cheating by using underage gymnasts (even 12 year olds) for the womens events . . .

China is probably using more slave labor than any nation in the world at this time . . .

China is using this Olympics, like the Nazis and Soviets before them, as a purely political tool to buff a luster on what is basically a tyrannical killing machine . . .

But a typical tourist photo, maybe insensitive and certainly goffy, as the crime that threatens the beauty and altruism of the Olympic games.

Ri-i-i-i-ighht.


12 posted on 08/15/2008 5:42:35 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: traumer

It could be that they are all near sighted. I do the same thing to see what time it is when I wake up in the middle of the night, so I don’t have to put my glasses on. I’m sure that’s all it is...


13 posted on 08/15/2008 5:46:17 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: traumer

In the Olympic spirit of fun and frivolity, the Chinese team should also get their picture taken making “round-eyed” gestures.


14 posted on 08/15/2008 5:50:50 AM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: traumer
I thought that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

Maybe they are trying to look Chinese in the same way some people here in the US are changing their middle name to Hussein to show their support for Obama.

Then again, perhaps they are just a bunch of young people doing what young people sometimes to – act goofy and silly (especially when adult beverages are involved).
15 posted on 08/15/2008 5:51:04 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Just a lump of organized protoplasm - braying at the stars :),)
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To: mgc1122

Our celebrities that chose to live in Europe do so because
Europeans are so sophisticated and Americans are the racist
Yahoos.Right,Gwyneth,Johnny,George.


16 posted on 08/15/2008 5:54:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: retrokitten
ROFL!

This is an insult to Xing Xing! ;)

17 posted on 08/15/2008 5:59:59 AM PDT by silent_jonny (God's Got It)
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To: silent_jonny

ROTFL!!


18 posted on 08/15/2008 6:18:00 AM PDT by retrokitten ("That could be any mayor!" - Mayor Quimby)
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To: traumer

Probably some Chinese tour guide suggested it.


19 posted on 08/15/2008 6:26:45 AM PDT by Jaded (does it really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Seriously, funny as all get out.


20 posted on 08/15/2008 6:29:01 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: rhombus

Perhaps that’s why they ran the tanks over people in Tienamin - they couldn’t see where they were going.

Seriously, the thin skinned and tyrants deserve scorn and ridicule.


21 posted on 08/15/2008 6:30:15 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: traumer

The Chinese have higher IQ’s...the joke is on the Spanish.


22 posted on 08/15/2008 6:42:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: traumer

An embarrassing mix-up occurs when a group of Spanish athletes is encouraged to "check out the temples" while in Beijing.

23 posted on 08/15/2008 7:16:09 AM PDT by Sloth (A domestic enemy of the Constitution will become POTUS on January 20, 2009.)
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To: traumer

This happened all the time in the U.S. during WWII — only then, it was the Japanese who were mocked...


24 posted on 08/15/2008 7:20:38 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Ben Reyes
Round Eyes! Snork!

But seriously, I thought the USA was the repository for racial slights!/sarc

25 posted on 08/15/2008 7:27:40 AM PDT by BoneHead (Not going to launch into hyperbole)
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To: Sloth

ROTFLOL!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 08/15/2008 7:29:05 AM PDT by pbear8 (Prayers for the people of Georgia)
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To: pbear8

I think they are all “taking pictures” with their imaginary cameras.


27 posted on 08/15/2008 7:47:43 AM PDT by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Welcome to the 21st century.
I am waiting for ugly people to get the bennies finally due
us. I could have have been a famous hollywood movie star if they werent racist against us uglies.


28 posted on 08/15/2008 7:54:09 AM PDT by winodog (We have been set up for Hillary)
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To: traumer

All China needs to do is yell Boo! Spain will back down, then elect a new, pro-China Prime Minister.


29 posted on 08/15/2008 7:56:56 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: TXnMA

Bugs Bunny:

“You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap!”


30 posted on 08/15/2008 7:59:01 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: traumer

As the parent of Chinese daughters, I just have to remind my children that even adults can be jerks. Then we move on with our day.


31 posted on 08/15/2008 8:10:52 AM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: traumer

Haha!!! God bless Spain.


32 posted on 08/15/2008 8:43:12 AM PDT by jmc813 (Welcome to New York, Brett!)
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To: traumer

People are offended by this.....but NOT by the genocide in Tibet, or in the Sudan.

What a world we live in!


33 posted on 08/15/2008 10:03:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: traumer

Stupid is as stupid do. Maybe they are pointing at their brain, or rather the lack of it.

Wonder what the Chinese are going to do to retaliate? Getting my popcorn ready.


34 posted on 08/15/2008 10:12:05 AM PDT by Fishing-guy
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To: MrB
"Ah, So!!!"

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I cracked up when I first heard that during my three years in Japan, because I didn't realize that the Japanese really say that. (But, of course, the Nihonjin actually say, "Ah SO desu ka?"...

BTW & FWIW, for a kid who grew up during WWII, I grew to really love the Japanese people and their culture...

35 posted on 08/15/2008 6:14:53 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Ben Reyes
the Chinese team should also get their picture taken making “round-eyed” gestures.

That was my first thought. It would be hilarious and show that they can take a joke!

36 posted on 08/15/2008 6:15:22 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: Fishing-guy

“Wonder what the Chinese are going to do to retaliate?”

Probably flood Spain with cheap plastic crap.


37 posted on 08/18/2008 3:42:41 PM PDT by Levante
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOL!

You need to post a Chinee Kitty grinning evilly behind honorable owl!


38 posted on 08/18/2008 3:43:56 PM PDT by Levante
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