Spain slants their eyes in pre-Olympic ad

King Ing August 11, 2008 0

Not sure what the Spanish national basketball team meant by this, but it doesn’t look right to me.

“The advertisement features two large photographs, one of the men’s basketball team, below, and one of the women’s team. Both squads pose in full Olympic kit on a basketball court decorated with a picture of a Chinese dragon. Every single player appears pulling back the skin on either side of their eyes.”

I am sure Spain meant no offense, but what can be construed from the photo is debatable. Customs are different in every country and until someone can explain to me why Pau Gasol and he rest of the team is donning the slanted eyes look I just won’t understand.

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