Ten Glasses of Sangria Later…

In what seemed like a good idea at the time, Spain’s national basketball team did a promotional photo shoot in an effort to show that they were “one with the Chinese.” Unfortunately, the Chinese (and the rest of the world, for that matter) saw things a tad differently

They all did "pee pee" in your Coke...

Yes, they really did "pee pee in your Coke"

This quote from the Raptors’ Jose Calderon speaks volumes as to just how much of a clue the Spaniards have when it comes to cultural gestures:

“We felt it was something appropriate, and that it would be interpreted as an affectionate gesture,” Calderon, who plays for NBA’s Toronto Raptors, wrote on his ElMundo.es blog. “Without a doubt, some … press didn’t see it that way.”

More like, EVERYBODY ELSE doesn’t see it your way Jose. While no doubt, a lot of us non-Asian Americans can admit to having done the “slant eyes” gesture as a joke amongst our group of friends, we’re not naive as to realize it’s anything other than a mockery of Asian people and is certainly not going to be seen as a cute gesture of sorts…Enjoy the backlash, gentlemen.


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