Tuesday, August 12, 2008


The Guardian reports:

Spain's Basketball Federation has published a good luck advert for their men's team, the world champions, in which they stand pulling at the sides of their eyes in a slit-eyed gesture.

There is no obvious intention to upset their Olympic hosts in Beijing, but the irresponsible picture is likely to cause controversy and could be interpreted so as to lead to accusations of racism.

Is that funny?
Is it clever?
I can only assume that the only Asians the entire team has ever seen are in Warner Brothers cartoons from the 30's and 40's.

What's wrong with people?

(Found at YesbutNobutYes)