|02-18-2012, 12:57 PM||#1|
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ESPN forced to apologize for racist Lin headline!
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The unexpected emergence of Jeremy Lin from the depths of the New York Knicks' bench has been a dream for headline writers and just about everyone who loves puns. The "Linsanity" has spawned some Lincredible wordplay as well as some really unLinteresting phrases.
And, now, we may have found our most offensive headline from a mainstream media outlet.
Several hours after the Knicks' Lin-spired winning streak was snapped by the New Orleans Hornets, ESPN ran the headline "***** In The Armor" to accompany the game story on mobile devices. ESPN's choice of words was extremely insensitive and offensive considering Lin's Asian-American heritage. According to Brian Floyd at SB Nation, the headline appeared on the Scorecenter app. The offensive headline was quickly noticed, screen grabs, Twit pics and Instagrams were shared and it began circulating widely on Twitter.
The use of the word "*****" is especially galling as Lin has revealed that this racial slur was used to taunt him during his college playing career at Harvard. After a brief run, the headline was changed to "All Good Things.."
|02-18-2012, 02:07 PM||#8|
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|02-18-2012, 02:08 PM||#9|
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do you think it was intentional?
***** in the armor is a widely used term for a team showing weakness
**** political correctness
Thats like ESPN getting in trouble for the Celtics beating the Timberwolves on the day after Christmas and the headline reading "A BLACK Friday Beatdown" with Garnett standing over Ricky Rubio pounding his chest
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