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  • the picture was done in poor taste

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    2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Do you think the Spanish went too far in this picture?


    Yahoo Sports posted this article:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/bei...urn=oly,100152

    I'm thinking to myself, who would even allow this to happen? You know that people are going to be upset over this, so why even pose that way? Lack of common sense. I don't want to start a racist war here, so I'll just say that stupidity was the reason this photo was taken. What do you all think?
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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Looking for attention? Offensive always gets noticed.
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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    I actually just saw this on Yahoo.

    It was probably not the best idea in the world, but it's being blown WAY out of proportion.


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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Hadn't heard of this. Regardless of their intentions, there's no way this doesn't provoke a negative reaction on some level. Dumb dumb dumb.
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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    I heard something on the radio about the fact that since the team is/was sponsored by a Chinese shoe company they were making a joke about being the 2nd Chinese National team (or some such nonsense).

    I know it still doesn't make it right, but that was a possible excuse/reason for the picture. It was still in bad taste though.

    Oh well, whatever happens, it's done and now they will have to face the consequences.

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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    I laughed and muttered something about how stupid they are for going through with it. Overall, It's done in poor taste regardless of who their sponsors are. But hehe... I still laugh, and yah... they're stupid.


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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    I always find it hilarious... that a comedian can make a racial joke/stereotype on stage and everyone will laugh and laugh... but anyone under the scrutiny of media and public image does it and its time to call for heads to roll!
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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    nope its no big deal at all. Besides its just a joke lol.

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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Dopey24 View Post
    nope its no big deal at all. Besides its just a joke lol.

    devil's advocate says: Easier for you to say it's no big deal if you're not the butt of the joke.


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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    I always find it hilarious... that a comedian can make a racial joke/stereotype on stage and everyone will laugh and laugh... but anyone under the scrutiny of media and public image does it and its time to call for heads to roll!

    When you see a comedian, you should know he's making jokes. These Basketball players aren't comedians.

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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    devil's advocate says: Easier for you to say it's no big deal if you're not the butt of the joke.

    true.

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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    Quote Originally Posted by stitchon View Post
    When you see a comedian, you should know he's making jokes. These Basketball players aren't comedians.
    So unless you are being paid to perform on stage you can't make a joke???

    Last I checked... these guys were not in the middle of a basketball game when they did this.
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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    I admit I laughed when I saw the photo, but that is sooooo high school to do something like that.

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    Re: 2008 Olympics News: Spanish basketball team poses for offensive picture

    I smell a nontroversy.

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