Sports This "Big Papi" Bobblehead was deemed racist by the Red Sox

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Even "Big Papi" said what the fuck is that. Boston had contacted the company that made them for the Fenway Park giveaway and told them to redesign the Bobblehead. Now every fan who attends the game will receive the new one in the mail. Aren't Bobbleheads supposed to be an exaggerated caricature. Is this what this country has become seeing racism in everything. How are the facial features racist. I don't see it.

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    An innocent occasion to celebrate David Ortiz has taken a bizarre turn for the racist.

    The Red Sox were excited to celebrate Big Papi bobblehead day on Tuesday, to honor their retiring star with a keepsake remembering one of his most iconic moments — telling Fenway Park “This is our f–king city” in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The bobbleheads were supposed to capture the moment, one hand with a raised fist, the other holding a mic. Here’s the image the team promoted:

    Then the bobbleheads were delivered, with an unfortunate detail: Ortiz’s lips are rendered large and white, in the style of a classic racist caricature. According to ESPN, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy believed the bobbleheads to be “offensive” and “racially insensitive.”

    The Red Sox issued an apology after canceling the giveaway, saying all ticketed fans would receive their mementos at a later date, while calling the bobbleheads “unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution.”

    So in Ortiz’s improbably great farewell season — he enters Tuesday with 25 home runs and 87 RBIs — apparently only marketing snafus can slow the ride.
     
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    Haha
     
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    Everybody is so freaked out about being called a racist they will literally call themselves a racist and apologize in order to preempt being called a racist.
     
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    Good news, the company has shipped the redesigned Bobbleheads. They now all have a plaque attached that says "This is our fucking city".
     
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    It was probably a do-gooder, white guilt honkey that deemed it raysis....














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    ....yep.
     
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    Why does it have the skinny body of Nomar Garciaparra?
     
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    Looks like a mix up. They put Arod's lips on Papi.
     
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    Chinese factory workers still have a sense of humor at least.
     
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    Not nearly fat enough.
     
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    Another cheater that's mostly beloved. Bobblehead is too skinny.
     
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    Did Robert Crumb design this?
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    Every thing is racist. That's not Rock Hudson there working with
     
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    The updated design is ready to go for the next game.

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    Well it is Boston. The last MLB team to field a black player.
     
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    Fortunately, liberals are racing headlong to render the word meaningless.

    This would be example # 9,368,492 of that process at work.

    It reminds me of the time that the racists who own the Sacramento Kings decided to perpetrate a hate crime against blacks by handing out t-shirts celebrating Asian culture. :rolleyes:

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