Row Over 'Slant-Eye' Olympic Ad

Row Over 'Slant-Eye' Olympic Ad

There are 1 comment on the Sky News story from Aug 14, 2008, titled Row Over 'Slant-Eye' Olympic Ad. In it, Sky News reports that:

Spain's basketball team has escaped punishment over a pre-Olympic advert that has caused international headlines and accusations of racism.

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Tad Nathaniel

Osaka, Japan

#1 Aug 19, 2008
Time-slip, if you will, back to the 1950-1960's. The boss (of course, male) walks into the office, and pats his female secretary's rear end. He says, " I like them round and plump." Now, someone from the 21st century tells this boss that he has done and said an awful thing, and he is being downright sexist.

His response: "I was giving my secretary a friendly greeting. It was just harmless fun. It is absurd for anyone to make a big thing of it. How could women possibly take offense at this? I'll have you know that I am friends with many women!"

Dear stupid Spaniards, don' t you think it's about time you learned that it is offensive when the people you direct your words and actions think it's offensive. The one dishing it out has no say in whether people should be offended or not.

Join us. We have already moved into the 21st century. Hope you can catch up.

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