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Old 02-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #31
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Default Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.

Lol @ everyone saying it was an honest mistake. Its ESPN for ****s sake. A ***** in the armor? Oh yeah its just a coincidence
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #32
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Default Re: ESPN removes ***** in the armor headline, apologizes.

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Oh well, ESPN has no competition though so it won't be hurt by this.

So true.

Media companies aren't hurt by gaffes anyway- unless the FCC fines them, which they dont do anymore anyway.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #33
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Funny, all this time I thought it was "Kinks in the Armour", as in "The Bulls, who are still working out the kinks on the defensive end", etc.

But yeah, hidden racism is not hidden, in this case.

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #34
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Remember 3 years ago when ESPN had the headline, "Kobe Playing Like a Lazy Ass N*gger"? I mean, I don't think that was intentional.......just a common phrase.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #35
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Seeing the headline and the direct reference to Lin this has to be intentional. I mean if it was just said in passing the Hornets found the ***** in the Knicks armour I can see it as unintentional, but its direct reference how could someone not see the connection?
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #36
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ESPN just released a statement:

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"We want to apologize if any Chinese-Americans were offended by that inappropriate headline that we used. So let us be the first to say, "Me So Solly!"

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:21 PM   #37
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rofl I lol'd at the headline. I doubt it wasn't intentional. Everyone likes to have fun sometimes ahah
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #38
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rofl I lol'd at the headline. I doubt it wasn't intentional. Everyone likes to have fun sometimes ahah

I know right? Racism is so fun!! Such a pick me up, when you're having a bad day.

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #39
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I know right? Racism is so fun!! Such a pick me up, when you're having a bad day.



ahah listen man, I throw around slurs to my friends regularly. They also have their names for me. It's all fun dude. I'm far from racist, having dated black and hispanic women.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #40
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ahah listen man, I throw around slurs to my friends regularly. They also have their names for me. It's all fun dude. I'm far from racist, having dated black and hispanic women.

That makes you a racist, sorry to break it to you. You shouldn't even have to use slurs, if you were really their friends to begin with. Especially slurs that usually have a violent history attached to them.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #41
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got me wondering though

one slur....complete word is automatically blanked out on ish

another slur....I swear i've seen written unedited on ish...and most definitely partially blanked...even in THIS thread


as noted before, the first slur is actually primarily used as a real word...second slur existed strictly as a slur...


what gives?


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Why do I get the feeling that the AAJA is negotiating with espn before issuing a statement?
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #42
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That makes you a racist, sorry to break it to you. You shouldn't even have to use slurs, if you were really their friends to begin with. Especially slurs that usually have a violent history attached to them.

think derb's post is a very poor attempt at humor,at least I hope that's what it is.

race is a topic that many feel uncomfortable discussing in an adult-like manner, so often people try to make jokes to mask the discomfort.

I HOPE that's what derb was doing...... if not..he goes the route of the slot machine worker in Casino


The 'I'm not racist...I have (insert race or ethnicity) friends" has been a joke/punchline for years.



derb, are we laughing WITH you or AT you???
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #43
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think derb's post is a very poor attempt at humor,at least I hope that's what it is.

race is a topic that many feel uncomfortable discussing in an adult-like manner, so often people try to make jokes to mask the discomfort.

I HOPE that's what derb was doing...... if not..he goes the route of the slot machine worker in Casino


The 'I'm not racist...I have (insert race or ethnicity) friends" has been a joke/punchline for years.



derb, are we laughing WITH you or AT you???

it wasn't humor. I guess it's a testament to our friendship. I've known these people for more than a decade. Like I said, we don't do this outside our circle. Cmon fellas, I'm not a racist and am not some little kid trying to hide some insecure feelings. jeez some people just take life too serious.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #44
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Part of me thinks that headline is ****ing hilarious. I mean come on, how can you not laugh if you have a sense of humor?

On the other hand, I think it's ****ing ignorant and it really pisses me off how ESPN isn't getting more shit for that. Had that said "LeBron gets whipped" you know for damn certain every black man in America would be on that shit. Double standards are stupid.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:05 PM   #45
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That's so tight. By far the best Lin pun
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