Originally Posted by powerfulpanda
poorly written article that is contradictory. it says its absolutely the right move from a public relations perspective but ESPN was wrong to apologize? huh?
and again, it would actually mean something if it was an asian american who said this isn't offense and we're just all over reacting.
The point is, it wasn't directed offensively at you or any other asian american. It was used in a common phrase to describe something that was legitimate, which was Lin's 9 turnovers. The editor said he did not mean it as derogatory, so it shouldn't be.
Lin even stated 'You have to learn to forgive, and I don't even think that was intentional'. So yeah, I'd say people are over reacting.