Sports Kings scrap "year of the monkey" free shirt because its "racist"

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  1. JesusTwinsBiggestFan

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    The Sacramento Kings canceled a T-shirt giveaway Monday night after some in the organization, including star DeMarcus Cousins, found the shirts to be racially insensitive.

    The Kings had placed black shirts adorned with a purple monkey as part of their Lunar New Year celebration on seats at Monday night's game against theMilwaukee Bucks. The Chinese Year of the Monkey begins Feb. 8.

    However, Monday also marked the first day of Black History Month, and players and coaches were wearing shirts in honor of the annual commemoration.


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    Cousins criticized the giveaway of Year of the Monkey T-shirts. Bucks TV analyst and former player Marques Johnson described the situation on Facebook.

    "I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he's having with Kings operations people," he wrote. "He ask me, 'Olskool, what you think about this T Shirt? Told him a little insensitive on 1st day of Black History Month'. They pulled the shirts..."

    Staff gathered all the shirts before fans arrived at Sleep Train Arena.

    "We all need a lesson in sensitivity," Kings president Chris Granger said, according to the Sacramento Bee. "In an effort to celebrate Chinese New Year, we had some concerns about the T-shirt giveaway, so we pulled them all before the doors opened. Certainly we don't want to offend anybody, and we acted as soon as we heard the concern."

    Johnson took to Twitter to applaud Cousins for speaking out.



    There is a leaguewide initiative this season for teams to commemorate the Chinese New Year, and the rest of the Kings' Lunar New Year celebration continued as scheduled, the Bee reported.
     
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    America the proud. What an ignorant monkey. :jj:


    "Olskool, what you think about this T Shirt?" I think it's a shirt to commemorate Chinese New Years, you retarded King Kong looking motherfucker. :rofl:
     
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    Its a fucking monkey...what does that have to with black people? Is DeMarcus Cousins Chinese? What the fuck does he know about Chinese New years? Have they know offend the Chinese for pulling the T Shirt?
    These people create their own racial tensions.
     
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    DeMarcus could not spell "insensitive" if you put a gun to his head.

    Shirts didn't say "Year of the Reggies"
     
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    Black History Month supersedes all other cultural celebrations. Chinese people should get educated and change their ancient and rich culture to appease dumb American millionaires.
     
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    Cousins has always been a whiny bitch. The Year of the Monkey isn't about his black ass, it's about the Chinese new year. Ignorant prick.
     
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    because chinese tradition dating back thousands of years has EVERYTHING to do with black history....

    let me off this fucking planet please
     
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    Fanning the flames, way to go guys, keep dividing.

    Now the Year of the Rat will piss off lawyers I suppose.
     
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    I live about two blocks from Sleep Train Arena. I guess none of those shirts made it into the team store. Damn, now I want one.
     
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    Shirts sounded kind of nice too, Purple Monkey on black tshirt.

    Everything that I have seen for Chinese New Years has been way tasteful too.

    I'd be pissed off I didn't get my fucking shirt over this clown.
     
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    Meanwhile, the Black History Month give away is probably crap. :fiL
     
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    It's ironic that the black players thought the Chinese promotion was racist against them.


    These sports leagues having special days/months for different races is what is actually racist.
     
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    It was reported later in the day that the offensive lunar year monkey t shirts had been replaced with a more culturally sensitive shirt before game time.
     
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    Might as well ban the word "monkey" too. We don't want to offend anyone.
     
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    I'd watch a half hour show of Demarcus Cousins coming to the conclusion that these shirts were objectionable to him.

    From the moment he first saw them to the moment they picked them up.
     
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    And good ol' Olskool, Marques Johnson, couldn't explain to poor dumb Demarcus what the shirts were all about.

    Olskool commends Demarcus for standing up to something so objectionable. :rofl:
     
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    This offends me

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    Do black people not realize that by getting all worked up over the "monkey" thing, it really seems like they are somehow admitting that they're .... um ... well .....
     
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