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niko 02-18-2012 09:25 AM

ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
They blamed it on it being late at night so it slipped by.:lol espn is retarded.

Note : the word was c h I n k .

irondarts 02-18-2012 09:28 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
:lol :lol :lol

How stupid can they be to use that headline ???

Meticode 02-18-2012 09:29 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
:roll:

get these NETS 02-18-2012 09:32 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
espn being espn


lin...welcome to the world of non white athletes...where "slurs" slip through somehow.....

Pharcyde 02-18-2012 09:39 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
They've used that headline before I'm pretty sure. It was a college game headline.

get these NETS 02-18-2012 09:39 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
The Asian American journalist group that (rightfully) protested jason whitlock's stupid and racist comments WON'T do or say a gotdamned thing about the espn headline.

longtime lurker 02-18-2012 10:20 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by get these NETS
The Asian American journalist group that (rightfully) protested jason whitlock's stupid and racist comments WON'T do or say a gotdamned thing about the espn headline.


Yeah because saying "*****" in the armour is an actual saying not a racist term, but ESPN should have been a lot more sensitive to how it could be perceived.

get these NETS 02-18-2012 10:25 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by longtime lurker
Yeah because saying "*****" in the armour is an actual saying not a racist term, but ESPN should have been a lot more sensitive to how it could be perceived.



http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-...irst-loss.html



his best line
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But my thought here, and I understand it's just my opinion, is that this is pretty inexcusable given that ESPN.com is a huge platform with a lot of built in processes, people involved, and higher standards.

The usage of this very common saying is not racist itself if you just go with its surface meaning.

However, the worst racial slur you could call someone of Chinese or Asian descent would be "*****" and while it has dual definitions unlike most other slurs, it's just all too convenient that it shows up here. At face value, the headline certainly makes sense. But the dual definition of that word essentially ensures that if published, their would be a shit storm. Now there is.

So either way you look at it, it's wrong and it reminds me of a famous scene in Casino when Robert De Niro defends the firing of one his casino managers after he failed to realize that slot machines were rigged for big payouts that occurred multiple times before he thought anything of it.

De Niro says, "Look, he was either in on it, or he was too dumb to recognize it. Either way, I can't have him working for me"

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I have my own ideas about why the group won't say ANYTHING about this headline.....even after (rightfully) forcing an apology from whitlock within hours of his comments.

Doubt that ish posters who back Lin will be as vocal about this as they were about whitlock's comments.

Reasons are one in the same.

Real Men Wear Green 02-18-2012 10:37 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
I could believe it's an honest mistake simply because it's such an incredibly stupid thing to do if it's intentional. Wonder if ESPN will release the name of the writer who dropped this particular turd.

GOBB 02-18-2012 11:20 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
Honest mistake my ass. Get out of here.

La Frescobaldi 02-18-2012 11:45 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by get these NETS
espn being espn


lin...welcome to the world of non white athletes...where "slurs" slip through somehow.....


so back in the 70s & 80s when certain announcers used to say certain players were salty that was okay?

And when people blatantly hide a racist comment behind the term "unathletic" that's okay too?

does welcoming lin to a world of non white athletes have any connotations?

I don't care for a double standard.

We're all men in this world, there's no time for hatred.

(apologies to ladies don't mean to leave em out)

Kingwillball 02-18-2012 11:50 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
That headline is creative though.. I admit I lol and I am a Lin fan.

DJ Leon Smith 02-18-2012 11:52 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
They've used that headline before yep.

http://www.faniq.com/blog/ESPN-*****...ine-Blog-11274

bagelred 02-18-2012 11:53 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
They obviously made a mistake, not realizing the implications of that phrase with Lin. They didn't do that on purpose, come on.

They originally wanted to use "Lin Looking Yellow in Defeat" but they went with the other one.

Allstar24 02-18-2012 11:59 AM

Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.
 
It's not a mistake, it is intentional because they have said in on ESPN in the past. Too ignorant to realize that's an offensive term.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESEGR...layer_embedded


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