"Spain's Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures...Really Spain? Really? Haha wow. That's the best part of the article there, NO ONE in the entire editorial process thought this could possibly be construed as offensive. From both teams of players to the photographers to the editors. Slam dunk, baloncestho. You win today's TOTI.
No one involved in the advert appears to have considered it inappropriate nor contemplated the manner in which it could be interpreted in China and elsewhere. No offence was intended by the advert, but whether the Chinese see it that way is a different matter and it is likely to provoke more criticism at a delicate time for Spanish sport."
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I've said before that I don't usually post news articles on TOTI, but I guess I'm going to stop saying that and just accept that sometimes they are the best thing on the Interwebs.
Olympics: Spain's eye-catching faux pas is a news article by Sid Lowe of The Guardian. As follows:
(From my friend Clayton)