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Asian Groups Slam Toby Keith's 'Racist' Gesture
TMZ ^ | December 16th, 2009 | TMZ staff

Posted on 12/16/2009 2:21:28 PM PST by Eurotwit

Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn't a big deal -- but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the "racist" maneuver wasn't just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country.

As TMZ first reported, Keith pulled back his eyes when Will Smith rapped the word "yellow" during an impromptu performance in Norway a few days ago -- Toby's rep blew it off, telling us, "nobody at the party thought Toby was out of line." But outside the party -- people are pissed.

A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ, "Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Noble Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture."

Another group -- the Media Action Network for Asians -- also took offense with Toby, telling us, "By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans 'you don't matter, you're not on my radar.'"

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/16/asian-groups-toby-keith-will-smith-nobel-peace-prize-racist-organizations-action-network/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz0ZtPogPOo


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; nobel; racism; tobykeith
Ohh, A racist row.

Here is the video from the party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpm4hfvE4HQ

The racist incident happens at 2.08.

1 posted on 12/16/2009 2:21:29 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Ohh, A racist row.

Here is the video from the party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpm4hfvE4HQ

The racist incident happens at 2.08.


2 posted on 12/16/2009 2:21:54 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Rhut-RHow!


3 posted on 12/16/2009 2:23:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Eurotwit

Sheesh! Everybody wants in the Racial Grievance Industry.


4 posted on 12/16/2009 2:24:13 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Eurotwit

He didn’t need to do anything to denigrate the NPP, giving one to Obama was plenty on it’s own.


5 posted on 12/16/2009 2:24:17 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Eurotwit

My goodness people are such whiny little bitches these days.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 2:24:26 PM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: Eurotwit

Toby Keith first was asked this really rude question in the pre concert presser, that how could he “mr, boot up your behind” guy play in the nobel concert.

Will Smith was actually funny then. Stood up an ran towards the journalist implying he would put a boot up his....

Keith just said, “look stud, can’t here your question”. Then he said that he will support America against evil everywhere and never appologize.

Go Keith!


7 posted on 12/16/2009 2:24:32 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

8 posted on 12/16/2009 2:27:37 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Grunthor

People are whiney today because they have learned they can get rich being offended, look at Jesse Jackson.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 2:27:57 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Eurotwit

I guess I missed it, only thing wierd I saw was
some white hayseed trying to sing rap.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 2:29:10 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Vaquero

lol.

Never seen that one.

Off to the racist corner with you :-P


11 posted on 12/16/2009 2:29:36 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit
People should have been offended when this big goof started exploiting patriotism with his sappy songs of fake support of the military mission . He ranks right there with Nugent , another fav around here .
13 posted on 12/16/2009 2:32:39 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Eurotwit
A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ, "Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Noble Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture."

Wow - somebody's on the rag, aren't they?

Lighten up, Mr. Roboto. Us whiteys get mocked all the time, but we're not out there popping a blood vessel over it.


14 posted on 12/16/2009 2:33:36 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: kbennkc

Go Toby.


15 posted on 12/16/2009 2:35:35 PM PST by cubreporter (.)
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To: kbennkc

I don’t this that was fake.

And, if it was?

It did capture the feeling of many people. Not only Americans.

And, the way he stood up to that idiotic journalist. Well he still stood up or the military...


16 posted on 12/16/2009 2:36:08 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Vaquero

LMAO


17 posted on 12/16/2009 2:36:14 PM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: Grunthor

Hope they are not really touchy.

18 posted on 12/16/2009 2:38:34 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Eurotwit

Screw the sniveling crybabies


19 posted on 12/16/2009 2:42:14 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Vaquero

LOL

thanks for lowering my blood pressure.

I needed that after hearing of Obama’s intentions playing politics with our national security again.


20 posted on 12/16/2009 2:46:03 PM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: Vaquero

Yes!!!

This animated Asian .gif shows that not all Asians are into the victimhood mentality.


21 posted on 12/16/2009 2:48:00 PM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: Eurotwit

Toby looks a little out of place there. Does he hang out with Will Smith? I didn’t picture those to together. I thought Toby would be more comfortable smoking pot with Willie Nelson. But as an Asian American I can say that I am not offended.


22 posted on 12/16/2009 3:11:55 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Eurotwit

After that performance all three should be charged with disturbing the ‘peace.’


23 posted on 12/16/2009 3:12:59 PM PST by maggief
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To: Eurotwit

Such racism is offensive and serves to obstruct success of minorities in America.

Because of this, Asian-Americans will no longer be able to succeed in school, not be admitted to universities, not have the highest percapita income of any race in the US, and not have the lowest prison population or crime statistics.

Yes, when you insult with racist slurs, you create victims.

snarc

just making a point....so if Afr Ams find any slightly remotely slurring comment as offensive and prevents their success in society, how come the same doesn’t hold true for Asian Americans, who manage to be wildly successful and model citizens despite the ongoing negative stereotypes against them? on top of that, the extremely poor representation of Asian americans in media? when was the last time an Asian American has won on Oscar? A Grammy? Had top billing in an oscar winning movie? Had a late night talk show? Had a top ten song in the US?

Just wondering. How come Asians don’t seem themselves as victims despite the clear stereotypes in American culture?


24 posted on 12/16/2009 3:27:03 PM PST by DecentAmerican
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To: Eurotwit

If you’ve genuinely offended someone, and you’re genuinely sorry about it, its always appropriate to apologize, preferably in person.

But never, ever apologize to the permanently offended. Never apologize to the permanently outraged.

Permanent outrage is a pose, and its like background noise. It never varies, and it therefore is meaningless. Its just how they get over on you. The “permanently outraged” have learned that the easiest way you can manipulate people is by playing on their guilt. Its easy, most people want to do the right thing, and most people sincerely don’t want to cause offense which is how the permanently outraged get away with their endless shakedowns. Its a huge power trip, and some people manage to make a living doing it too.


25 posted on 12/16/2009 3:56:34 PM PST by marron
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To: pissant; Admin Moderator

Screw the sniveling crybabies...

Like the ones who deleted the Monty Python links.

Monty Python?

Oh, well.

Good on you, take care of yourselves.


26 posted on 12/16/2009 4:03:43 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Deleted Monty Python???? That’s criminal!


27 posted on 12/16/2009 4:08:29 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kbennkc

Sounds to me like you’re in the wrong place complaining about the wrong people.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 4:08:33 PM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: reagan_fanatic
***Wow - somebody's on the rag, aren't they?***

I haven't heard that one since tampon's came on the market.....(chuckling at it)

29 posted on 12/16/2009 4:11:41 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Eurotwit
A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ, "Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Noble Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture."

Another group -- the Media Action Network for Asians -- also took offense with Toby, telling us, "By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans 'you don't matter, you're not on my radar.'"

Thin-skinned and whiney.

Is that racist?

30 posted on 12/16/2009 4:24:13 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: pissant; Admin Moderator

I thought it was very silly.

It shows that even freerepublic is getting silly these days. The PC rot it getting damn terminal.

It was a link to the “I like Chinese” and “Never be rude to an arab”.

I just took the links out at random from youtube because I know these bloody songs.

So I try again with different videoes offending the Finnish, the Irish, the Chinese.... (Liver performances instead of what might be considered unnapropriate video edits.

Finland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGWqtwhS2KY

Canada:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg

China:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04QoA44c23A

Arabs, Irish, blacks, Israelies, Saudis, wops and krauts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F67JhKT5bxU

(Note to the moderator: I didn’t check the one video. I agree the imagery made was a bit in bad taste on the user made video, hence now there is a clip from a live performance by the Pythons)

Cheers.


31 posted on 12/16/2009 4:29:52 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit
Miley Cyrus had the same problem.

It's a silly controversy.

Look at a popular chinese toothpaste through the years:

Sort of a case of the pot calling the kettle black ... or yellow ... or white... or something.

32 posted on 12/16/2009 4:30:27 PM PST by x
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To: Eurotwit

God Bless the Pythons........and Benny Hill


33 posted on 12/16/2009 4:32:01 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: x

It’s all exposed in this mockumentary:

What if the South won the civil war:

The Confederate States of America (1 of 9)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EViGaTSnqRw

:-P


34 posted on 12/16/2009 4:36:48 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Made be Spike Lee I think, in case anyone would get any ideas. :-P


35 posted on 12/16/2009 4:37:28 PM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eagle Eye
Sounds to me like you’re in the wrong place complaining about the wrong people

I forgot to say what a douche Lee Greenwood is . All these songsters ,"Boot in the azz " and "stand up beside you" never wore combat boots and never stood up when it was their turn and never bore arms for their country . You can have them.

36 posted on 12/17/2009 11:02:25 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Eurotwit

It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people can be.


37 posted on 12/17/2009 11:04:09 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Eurotwit

I have no idea who Toby Keith is.


38 posted on 12/17/2009 11:06:06 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Eurotwit

That is the most ignorant show I have ever seen. It’s historically innaccurate, unfunny, uninformative, and generally lame. I caught 10 minutes of it on IFC. Whatever the goal of producing that show was, it resulted in a wasted effort.


39 posted on 12/17/2009 11:07:30 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: kbennkc
You can have them

And your momma.

40 posted on 12/17/2009 11:53:02 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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