Especially after seeing this unbelievable display of racism and disrespect:


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Spain’s Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures. The advert for a courier company, which is an official sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation, occupied a full page in the sports daily Marca, the country’s best-selling newspaper.

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This means that no one can call the Olympics a venue for enhancing relations amongst the people of the world. For, oh let’s say two years. None of that talk for two years.

Comments

  1. #1 Abstruse
    August 15, 2008

    They better be careful, someone just might go Pee Pee in their cokes.

  2. #2 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    August 15, 2008

    I might go back to watching it in two years. It will be in Canada, eh?

  3. #3 negentropyeater
    August 15, 2008

    I’m french and live in Spain, and must say that most Spaniards are just so ignorant and insensitive to these kinds of issues, it’s just fucking unbelievable !

    Here’s an opinion poll carried out by a spanish free paper (a rag, so don’t expect very educated people to be reading it), but it just gives an idea of what the situation is wth the average middle class / lower middle class Spaniard :

    http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/405613/0/jjoo/chinos/racismo/

    (click on ENCUESTA ¿ Es ofensivo ?) and see the results for yourself !

    An english Newspaper has accused Spaniards to be racist for this picture, do you consider it a racist gesture ?

    Sí, la cultura china es muy sensible
    (Yes, Chinese culture is very sensitive) 3%

    Sí, porque puede malinterpretarse
    (Yes, because it can be misinterpreted) 19%

    No, no tiene maldad alguna
    (No, there’s nothing wrong with it) 38%

    No, es una estupidez
    (No, this is stupid idea) 40%

    Well guess what, most spaniards never travel abroad, don’t speak english or any other international languages (apart from Catalan or Vasco which s very useful of course :-( , have no idea what they are talking about, and are probably even more ignorant then Americans in Geography and international cultural issues.

    You know, having been closed to the outside world under Franco’s dictature has had some effects, as one can see, but that’s no fucking excuse to continue like this forever, even 30 years after the start of democracy.

  4. #4 themadlolscientist, FCD
    August 16, 2008

    Sorta on, sorta off topic: Have you seen the pix of the BSOD at the opening ceremony?

    Windoze EPIC FAIL again, this time for the whole world to see!

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