Offensive Photo from Spain Men's Basketball Team

spain basketball team - is it offensive or not?
@jinxky (2251)
Philippines
August 27, 2008 2:45am CST
Players on Spain's Olympic basketball team defended a photo in an ad showing the players using their fingers to apparently make their eyes look more Chinese. What can you say about this photo, is it offensive or not? For me as an Asian, it's not offensive, in fact they're cute in this photo & I love it. I agree with Pau Gasol, he defended their photo & said that it was "absurd" people were calling the gesture racist. What can you say about this photo?
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@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
I find it cute as well. They are all handsome ha! I believe there is nothing offensive with that picture. If I were a Chinese, I will be proud for at least these handsome guys would even want their eyes to look like mine. I believe the Chinese need not get offended. I think they don't mean anything negative with that gesture and there is nothing racially prejudiced with that photo. As I said... I find it cute just like your Aviatar!
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
raul lopez & ricky rubio - team spain
yeah they are cute especially ricky rubio who's sitting, with a number 11 jersey & raul lopez, who's wearing number 6 jersey lol you said it right mommy, chinese must be proud coz this spaniards want to be chinese for at least the period of olympics hehehe..
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@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
Oh yes my sweet daughter, I looked at the picture again and spotted that fellow. He really is so cutey cutey! Hmmmm, you have an eye for a real cute one!
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
hahaha of course mommy i like cute people lol
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@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
it is not offensive..if people think this is offensive then they have a very narrow way of thinking..not just because they had make their eyes look smaller means that they are insulting other nation..we do not all have the same way of thinking so i think it is just a misunderstanding..and the Spain did not mean anything when they did that..
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
yeah exactly! just like what i have said, the press just want to make it a big issue. sometimes press are narrow minded or making a wrong gossip just to make news lol
@acegirl (127)
• China
27 Aug 08
LOL,i agree with you...that's just a way of showing their cuteness to China, and their wishes to Beijing. I don't think it's an ironic pic. the broadcast media was stirring a storm in a teacup.This phiz is a local culture, a spanish culture. some public voice is really 'absurd'.
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
hahaha & they just want to make it as a big issue.. well yeah they are really the PRESS people, they want to have hot issues lol
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@successlog (3172)
• China
27 Aug 08
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hello jinxky, I agree with you.i also don't think it is a ofensive photo as chinese.I think we come from different areas of the world,so we have the different gestures to express ourselves to others.So I can understand it.It could be consider as a funny Men's Basketball Team photo,no any offensive sense.I could not feel it.It is my opinion.lol good luck
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
chinese people speaks here! hehehee.. see, the press people just said it's offensive so that people will read their article about that.. but deep inside they find it cute too lol or maybe the press people is just insecure coz they are not as handsome as the team spain.. hahaha..
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• China
27 Aug 08
i only trust my eyes.in my opinion, i think we should judge it from our own mind. lol
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
yeah i know hehehe.. but for me i didnt find the photo offensive as i have said, i find it cute hahaha..
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• Philippines
3 Sep 08
omg. they're really cute! i don't think it's racist. i'm part chinese and i find nothing wrong with them doing that! what's bad about trying to have chinky eyes? LOL
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
raul lopez & ricky rubio - team spain
exactly they are really cute! i got an eye on raul lopez & ricky rubio hehehe.. ricky rubio looks like harry potter hehehe..
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
yah i noticed that too! ricky rubio looks like dan! and i heard he's just 17? how true is that?
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
yeah he's only 17 years old. in fact when i watched there game, the announcer told that ricky became a basketball professional when he's just 14 years old. imagine that, he's so young to become a basketball professional, he's really superb!
@kun2349 (23388)
• Singapore
27 Aug 08
I guess they are just out for fun, and it's nothing too serious about it.. hehe =D We too take pictures with alot of gestures and funny poses, but we are not being labelled as racist.. lol =D THose ple who thinks that the photos are offensive, are actually too defensive with their thinking.. lol =D
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
yeah they're just being exaggerated lol the press just want there newspaper to be sold like hotcakes coz of that issue hehehe..
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@kun2349 (23388)
• Singapore
28 Aug 08
haha ^_^ MUahhhhh muahhhhh
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
27 Aug 08
hey sis,For me.. I don't think it is an offensive photo at all..just a cute bunch of players.. cheers..
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
exactly! you said it right sis, they have no intentions to offend chinese people in that gesture, do they look like they're teasing or having a gesture discrimination? of course not coz they are really cute! lol
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• Philippines
27 Aug 08
hi jinxky... yes i definitely agree with you its not offensive to me either...anywayz other people may have different views on it if not explain properly...so to make it safe, it good that they defended their photo and explain that its not a racist gesture... SMILE ALWAYS...^_^
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
i agree with you too people may think it's an offensive photo, but i think this people are what we called very 'sensitive' but chinese people doesn't react about this gesture. glad that spain won the silver in basketball next to the US which is gold hehehe..
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@valeria1 (2723)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I think as I know latins very well that they were just showing their playing side, nothing to offend nobody, also to get media, did they?