Toby Keith Racist. Allegedly.
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Since the entire world is oversensitive babies who can’t laugh off a harmless joke, the Asian American Justice Center is outraged that Toby Keith made an “insensitive gesture” at the Nobel Peace Prize after party earlier this week. TMZ reports:
The insensitive gesture occurred during Will Smith’s rendition of “Rapper’s Delight,” when Toby slanted his eyes as Will rapped the word “yellow” — but according to Toby’s rep, “No one at the concert thought Toby was out of line.” Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn’t a big deal — but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the “racist” maneuver wasn’t just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country….A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ, “Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Noble Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture.” Another group — the Media Action Network for Asians — also took offense with Toby, telling us, “By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans ‘you don’t matter, you’re not on my radar.'”
Not to get on a soapbox here, but isn’t having an Asian American Justice Center by definition separatist and racist? You’re Americans who happen to look Asian. What’s the big deal? And here’s the thing, when you go around being a Debbie Downer at an after party because some drunk redneck made a slant eye gesture, you give importance to what he did. Meaning it will never go away and the same people you want to stop doing this will keep doing it just to piss you off. It’s not like he told every Asian person in the audience that they had to go build a railroad, so chill out. Look, I’m Native American and I can spew all the righteous indignation about the Washington Redskins all day if I wanted to, but I littered twice already today, I’m allergic to horses, and I need a Garmin to find my way across the street. If I was teleported back to 1792, I wouldn’t have to wait for smallpox to kill me because I’m pretty sure my tribe would feed me to a bear.
Machine Girl‘s Minase Yashiro. I’d eat it like my mama made it: