SkyTV Doesn't Get "PC"
By Kickntrue on 11/14/08
Sky TV had a couple great (read:racist) one-liners about Anthony Kim last weekend.
"With all these Chinese people around, I'm not sure if I bumped into him [Kim] in the hotel reception last night," Boxall said. "I'm not sure if it was him."

Because they all look alike, right? Kim is actually of Korean descent and was born in Los Angeles.

Not to be outdone, Critchley added his own cringe-worthy moment. After Kim's approach shot landed well past the pin, the British announcer described Kim as wearing a look of "oriental surprise," according to the Irish Independent.

As Independent writer Karl MacGinty put it, "Sky's European Tour commentary team sometimes forget the audience extends far beyond their local pub back home. There are people of all creeds and colors now watching the game -- in every part of the world."
Stay classy Sky TV

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Kurt Ehlert says:
Brilliant. And Americans are the self-centrist jerks, right?
Kurt Ehlert "Spending More Time in the Sand Than David Hasselhoff"
11/16/08
 
mrtimb says:
Am I the only one who's sick and tired of every comment by someone being chastised for lack of "political correctness"? Yeah, some things shouldn't be said, but it's gotten to where you can't open your mouth without offending someone. To me, this story isn't news.
11/16/08
 
knoxgoalie says:
the people who think that this isn't that big of a deal are probably the same people who say ignorant things like this. way to call the sky tv morons out for the idiotic things that came out of their mouths this past week
11/16/08
 
mrtimb says:
lol knox, way to be just as ignorant with the blanket comment on people who don't think this is a big deal being people who say ignorant things. my hat's off to you, as i continue to think this isn't news.
11/17/08
 
knoxgoalie says:
if it's not news than certainly it's not a big deal, correct? but i guess i would be ignorant for thinking that a person from north carolina would be racially sensitive...but even though that's not politically correct i guess its ok
11/17/08
 
mrtimb says:
lol you're entitled to your opinion even if your subsequent statements are contrary to your original opinion. and you're right, the mere fact that i live in north carolina causes me to run around spouting racist remarks 24-7. the only thing that saves me from getting my behind kicked for it is that everyone in north carolina does the same. must be something in the air. lol
11/18/08
 
knoxgoalie says:
that's exactly what i'm saying, it would be dumb of me to think that all people in north carolina are ignorant. i'm obviously not getting through to you and your not understanding what i'm saying. you getting all bent out of shape for my sarcastic ignorant comment shows that it obviously is a big deal.
11/19/08
 
mrtimb says:
heh i'm not bent out of shape, just tired of political incorrectness being news. you're reading far more into my typed word than intended.
11/19/08
 
knoxgoalie says:
as are you sir
11/19/08
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
Mrtimb, you're not alone. PC sucks. I happen to be from Western PA. You know, the part of the state where "we cling to our guns and religion with antipathy towards others who are not like us". I'm still trying to figure out how Pres. Elect Obama won.
11/24/08
 
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