Skip to comments.Beijing Olympics: Second Spanish team photographed making 'slit-eyed' gesture
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 mens and womens 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.
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The thin skinned easily offended of the world need to grow up ... better yet, find something else to do with all that spare time.
Is anyone really offended by this?
Hahahaha! The Chinese are stupid. Once you let it known what hurts your feelings, people won’t let up!
This is so much more hurtful than dropping cluster bombs on civilians. ;-)
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!!!
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.
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.
They’re not even doing it right!!
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.
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...
In the Olympic spirit of fun and frivolity, the Chinese team should also get their picture taken making round-eyed gestures.
Our celebrities that chose to live in Europe do so because
Europeans are so sophisticated and Americans are the racist
This is an insult to Xing Xing! ;)
Probably some Chinese tour guide suggested it.
Seriously, funny as all get out.
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.
The Chinese have higher IQ’s...the joke is on the Spanish.
An embarrassing mix-up occurs when a group of Spanish athletes is encouraged to "check out the temples" while in Beijing.
This happened all the time in the U.S. during WWII — only then, it was the Japanese who were mocked...
But seriously, I thought the USA was the repository for racial slights!/sarc
I think they are all “taking pictures” with their imaginary cameras.
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.
All China needs to do is yell Boo! Spain will back down, then elect a new, pro-China Prime Minister.
“You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap!”
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.
Haha!!! God bless Spain.
People are offended by this.....but NOT by the genocide in Tibet, or in the Sudan.
What a world we live in!
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.
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...
That was my first thought. It would be hilarious and show that they can take a joke!
“Wonder what the Chinese are going to do to retaliate?”
Probably flood Spain with cheap plastic crap.
You need to post a Chinee Kitty grinning evilly behind honorable owl!