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Jason Whitlock appears to have made an Asian penis joke about Jeremy Lin

Shortly after Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went for a career-high 38 points to beat the Lakers Friday night, FOXSports.com writer Jason Whitlock sent this tweet:

Whitlock may be able to spin the tweet since no names were named, but nearly everyone who saw it viewed it as a racist joke about Asian penises made against Jeremy Lin.

For someone whose entire writing schtick is based on stirring the racial pot, that was about the dumbest thing he could have said. It will be interesting to see if he gets reprimanded for the tweet, spins it, or apologizes for it. No matter how you view it, Whitlock’s credibility on racial issues just took a major hit. I thought Whitlock preached that we shouldn’t deal in stereotypes, right?

The next day, Whitlock wrote this apology for his joke.

Since then, MSG, ESPN mobile, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and now Stefon Diggs have ventured into the racially offensive areas concerning Lin.


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  • Anonymous

    I thought it was a joke until I clicked on the link.  Used to follow him but can’t stand a racist.  He should be fired, if Imus was fired for saying nappy ho, what this guy said is no worst.  He doesn’t deserve to be on the media.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VPMAY34SN57KZSIMH2MKKTNMVA Roni

     The thing about being funny in a public forum is that you are broadcasting it to the world.  A tweet like that may seem perfectly fine amongst close friends since they know your real intentions, but in a public forum, especially when you have so many followers, it is completely inappropriate.  Certain people are really good at treading the line between being funny and offensive (standup comedians, comedy show writers, etc.), but if you are not, or if you are unsure, please, just err on the side of safety.  

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRUJDISF3GUIUG3K2S5YSCOXFY Alan

    I would encourage people to complain to FOX. I went to their site (http://msn.foxsports.com/ – first time in years) and there is a yellow link at the bottom “site feedback.” If you follow that link, there is an option to complain.

    This is really offensive. I don’t expect much from FOX Sports or anything FOX and I get my sports new elsewhere, but this is pretty awful. Whatever your opinion of Lin as a player, it is sad that this Whitlock clown can not be happy for the type of underdog story most people normally rally around just because he is not white. Again, I don’t read Whitlock, or anything FOX Sports, but I imagine he hasn’t said anything like this about Tim Tebow or any other sports icon-types.This is an embarrassment. 

  • Anonymous

    lived my whole life around blacks, they claim they are not racist, but they dont see it, alot of their life revolves around racism against everyone for there failures, but dont see how they act towards others

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQZMYMQZGVGVY6HZSFLNR747JY shaun

    Jason Whitlock has no room to judge being that he is a lard ass porch monkey!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_74FXBBNJZMW4VTI7D4UL55K3BE Matt

    I thought that was helarious…come on get a sense of humor pansy!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MPHOOKYABYRAFLSWPQKHKA6MMY Jimmy

    Whitlock has never been taken seriously…why would anyone now?

  • Anonymous

    this is why stereotypes still exist..cuz people like this are too ignorant to let them die..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBQO5JBCYWBEKJAU6R7AMRTTGA RetiredVeteran

    This Whitlock guy must be gay if he is concerned with the size of a guy’s junk.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RD4CDW2OEVOXPKRI3337E34PLU Kevin G

    So Lin’s no Long Duk Dong, who care!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BBGQE3VY7MVH7DRVBVJHGK4EUI Louis L

    and here you show your stereotyping.  insecurity has mostly to do with the comparing of penis sizes.  you automatically think “gay”.  again, shows your bias…..

  • Anonymous

    “What’s all the fuss about Jeremy Lin? He only had a 3.1 GPA at Harvard”

    Is that an OK Asian joke?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLKTB2UMERGDAIHMAN5G65GQ4E Sheila

    “A couple of inches of pain”?  As a woman, I find this offensive as well….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ONZIUHIVWTIOABKWIGG6WHXECQ Eric

    um er a… he wasn’t fired! Nor was Dog the Bounty Hunter.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W3XLTWZYYJ2P4NWSPNSBUZ672I The Jake

    Smart “tweet” you twit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JK4257BAI2CNYEPM22JUMG5ZWU First And

    Really guy?  If that doesn’t scream hypocrisy… 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RECABPPXAV37OVBDJZXDRHIWQQ Boolphrog

    I guess I just don’t get it – it is neither humorous or offensive  — I particularly don’t get the public outcry — the old adage that any kind of publicity is better than no publicity certainly applies here – Now Whitlock has more readers than before

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, who cares, I guess a lot of people get caught up in their own pathetic self righteousness to realize how much they overreact to every situation. It was a funny joke, asians have small penises, enough said.

  • Anonymous

    Get over yourself.

  • Anonymous

    An automatic declaration of someone else’s homosexuality almost always points to insecurity in ones own sexuality.