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ESPN pulls Asian Man named Robert Lee From UVA broadcast.

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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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This is really dumb. Nobody is that stupid as to be offended by this guys real name. There may be one or two people with mental issues that might wail and cry but there are always crazy people about. We ignore them, if they refuse to get the mental help they need.




posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: amazing

Looks like in this case those with the mental issues are running ESPN broadcasting.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: amazing

Looks like in this case those with the mental issues are running ESPN broadcasting.


I must agree with you



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: pteridine

Just spell his name Li or use his Chinese name. If he was born in China, he is likely not named Robert.


He was born in Cincinnati, and I think his given name actually is Robert.

Just like he is an Asian-American, I am a Greek-American (1st generation born here) but my official given name is a very Anglo name, and my surname is not pronounced the way as it was in Greece (and certainly spelled differently, considering the Greek alphabet is different).



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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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I'm triggered. How offensive that an Asian man has the same name as some ("racist?") from the 1800s. They should fire him for being insensitive. Also, I think him having an Anglo-Saxon name is cultural appropriation!


Seriously though. Pandering to the lowest common denominator is a recipe for failure. So what if this guy is named that? Whether or not he is born here and that's his name, or moved here and changed his name is irrelevant. Removing him for the booth due to his name is shameful, irresponsible, and plain idiotic. He should get a lawyer.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 02:32 PM
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When ESPN was hammered two weeks ago for auctioning off black players in fantasy football, they had to make some changes to their wording.

Since then, ESPN has been overly sensitive. It's ironic that a big bad sports network would wimp out so easily.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
When ESPN was hammered two weeks ago for auctioning off black players in fantasy football, they had to make some changes to their wording.

Since then, ESPN has been overly sensitive. It's ironic that a big bad sports network would wimp out so easily.


Isn't what their fantasy sports website actually auctions off is simply "Football Players" -- be them white, black, Polynesian, or other?

I do understand the "optics" and "context" of it, but I think the only way an auction of Football Players in a fantasy draft is contextually a bad idea is if we try too hard to shoehorn that bad context into what is inherently an innocent auction of "football players" (with "football players" being a general term and not being of any particular ancestry).



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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: amazing

I heard an interesting supposition that the people who did this know it's insane and completely absurd and that's the point. It's to force people, the public to gradually ever more absurd and insane things just to prove they have the the power to do it and to groom us into tamely accepting the insanity on the assumption they know best and are doing it in someone's best interests.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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You think that's bad, wait until they ban all military members from games for their "Nazi hairstyles"



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Grambler

Apparently, even being Asian doesn’t mean people won’t take you for being a white nationalist.

According to the popular college-football blog Outkick the Coverage, ESPN pulled an Asian announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game. The announcer’s name is Robert Lee.

“Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?” blogger Clay Travis asked rhetorically in a post that poured scorn over the popular sports network for political correctness, calling it “MSESPN.”

Citing “multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN,” Mr. Travis said Mr. Lee was pulled from the Cavaliers Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville against William and Mary “because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.”


www.washingtontimes.com...

This is not a hoax.

ESPN is insane.

So an Asian man that happens to have the name Robert Lee can not work a UVA game because ESPN thinks his NAME will trigger people.

The world has gone nuts.


Just spell his name Li or use his Chinese name. If he was born in China, he is likely not named Robert.

ETA: ESPN is caught up in the mania of trying not to offend the easily offended. Merry Christmas is now Happy Holidays so as not to offend any one.


Ha! Shows what you know. Chinese people choose American names all the time!



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Grambler

Apparently, even being Asian doesn’t mean people won’t take you for being a white nationalist.

According to the popular college-football blog Outkick the Coverage, ESPN pulled an Asian announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game. The announcer’s name is Robert Lee.

“Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?” blogger Clay Travis asked rhetorically in a post that poured scorn over the popular sports network for political correctness, calling it “MSESPN.”

Citing “multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN,” Mr. Travis said Mr. Lee was pulled from the Cavaliers Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville against William and Mary “because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.”


www.washingtontimes.com...

This is not a hoax.

ESPN is insane.

So an Asian man that happens to have the name Robert Lee can not work a UVA game because ESPN thinks his NAME will trigger people.

The world has gone nuts.


Just spell his name Li or use his Chinese name. If he was born in China, he is likely not named Robert.

ETA: ESPN is caught up in the mania of trying not to offend the easily offended. Merry Christmas is now Happy Holidays so as not to offend any one.


Ha! Shows what you know. Chinese people choose American names all the time!


You are correct. If they were born in China, they have a Chinese name. When they get to the USA, they pick an American name for various reasons. Many of my Chinese grad students did this.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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I can't believe this non-sense. It won't be book burning next it will be film burning. Gone With the wind and Godfather are perhaps the best of examples of American cinema and they will be next. Godfather will be edited and GWTW will go with Birth of a Nation. Not sure with Blazing Saddles but my kids were highly offended that I thought it was hysterical.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Ash614
I can't believe this non-sense. It won't be book burning next it will be film burning. Gone With the wind and Godfather are perhaps the best of examples of American cinema and they will be next. Godfather will be edited and GWTW will go with Birth of a Nation. Not sure with Blazing Saddles but my kids were highly offended that I thought it was hysterical.


Blazing Saddles was one of the funniest movies of the time but the thin skinned folk of the present have no sense of humor even if they could understand the references and parodies. The bean scene likely offended the little snowflakes. Lili von Schtupp is a great name if one knows what the Yiddish Schtup means. "It's twue, it's twue"

Editing the Godfather would make it pointless. I can imagine after a few of the guys were done discussing the matter with the editor, the dialogue would be "Leave the gun; bring the cannoli."



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Grambler

Apparently, even being Asian doesn’t mean people won’t take you for being a white nationalist.

According to the popular college-football blog Outkick the Coverage, ESPN pulled an Asian announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game. The announcer’s name is Robert Lee.

“Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?” blogger Clay Travis asked rhetorically in a post that poured scorn over the popular sports network for political correctness, calling it “MSESPN.”

Citing “multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN,” Mr. Travis said Mr. Lee was pulled from the Cavaliers Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville against William and Mary “because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.”


www.washingtontimes.com...

This is not a hoax.

ESPN is insane.

So an Asian man that happens to have the name Robert Lee can not work a UVA game because ESPN thinks his NAME will trigger people.

The world has gone nuts.


Just spell his name Li or use his Chinese name. If he was born in China, he is likely not named Robert.

ETA: ESPN is caught up in the mania of trying not to offend the easily offended. Merry Christmas is now Happy Holidays so as not to offend any one.


Ha! Shows what you know. Chinese people choose American names all the time!


You are correct. If they were born in China, they have a Chinese name. When they get to the USA, they pick an American name for various reasons. Many of my Chinese grad students did this.


But in this case Robert Lee was born in Cincinnati.

I used myself as an example of this in a post above. I am a first generation of Greeks in my family to be born in the United States. But I have a very normal U.S. first name a last name that is easily pronounceable in the U.S. (although the Greek version of the last name is more Greek-sounding)...

...And I have these U.S. sounding names because I was born and raised in the United States.

Similarly, Robert Lee was born in the United states, so he has very U.S.-sounding names. Why should the idea be any different for him as an American of Chinese ancestry than it would be for me as an American of Greek ancestry?


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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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It doesnt matter what his race or dispositionis, if his name is Robert Lee hes a RACIST and thats that snarf snarf.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 09:25 PM
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Ooor.. it's a conspiracy!

ESPN saw the name and went "We got us another Terry Bradshaw!" and when found out it was little Chinese guys they turned him down because Chinese people suck at football and ESPN is bunch of crackassracist.
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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

OK, that does it. I've had enough Internet for one day.


The world has indeed gone mad. I hope he sues them until it hurts badly.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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I think I now know what ESPN stands for:

Extreme
Socialist
Programming
Network



edit on 8/24/2017 by Krakatoa because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 12:56 AM
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Let me try ... "IDIOTS!"



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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The real mystery is why ESPN would nationally broadcast UVA football games in the first place. Hasn't America suffered enough?

[crickets]

Does anyone here even watch football?



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