Buzz Bissinger Is Intolerable, Gets In Twitter Fight With Spike Eskin About Racist Remarks

Guys, Buzz Bissinger hates political correctness. He hates it so much, that he purposely threw in non-politically correct (read: racist) comments about semi-superstar Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks in a piece for The Daily Beast, Bissinger wrote:

WARNING ALERT: THE FOLLOWING MAY BE CONSIDERED POLITICALLY INCORRECT AND INAPPROPRIATE ON SEVERAL LEVELS. REPEAT THIS IS A WARNING ALERT.

IF YOU ARE OFFENDED, SKIP OVER, OR LIGHTEN UP AND GET A LIFE.

YOU CAN HANDLE THIS.

He has not solved Michael Vick’s dog-killing problem that continues to make him the most hated athlete in America, although he could by opening a Vietnamese-style restaurant with him and carefully planning the menu together.

It is here we would like to mention that saying “Hey I am going to say racist things now, so when I do, you can’t complain,” is such a shitty, lame excuse. Also, “warning alert”? Really? That’s not a thing.

So of course, some people had problems with this, such as Helen Gym (long, but worth reading), and … Spike Eskin? Eskin took to Twitter to say, you know, that was stupid of Buzz to say that, and Buzz disagreed. The whole chat is here, and it’s even longer than the Gym piece, but it’s super useful if you forgot how much of an asshole Buzz Bissinger is.

7 Responses to “Buzz Bissinger Is Intolerable, Gets In Twitter Fight With Spike Eskin About Racist Remarks”

  1. Snake Says:

    It’s awful, but in general, it seems like much of the sports media is OK with a little anti-Asian racism. There was a pretty pointed skit on SNL that illustrated how it goes. Gotta couch it heavily in metaphor, or I guess in Lin’s case, make it rhyme a bit. Maybe just lean on the stereotypes so heavily that you can circle back later and say…”c’mon now, you know I was only kidding”. One wag on twitter quipped that this is just a warm up for the 1st star athlete that comes out duing his career.

    Here’s some other Lin headlines, Buzz’s comments aren’t the worst ones out there.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/302251/20120221/top-racial-jeremy-lin-headlines-criticisms-remarks.htm

  2. Snake Says:

    Mayweather’s comments are pretty similar to Rush’s talk about McNabb back in the day but I suspect there might be something a little deeper in Mayweather’s talk about Asians.

    He’s basically scared to death of fighting Manny Pacquiao.

  3. Allan Smithee Says:

    re: SNL Skit

    Funny Stuff: Dave Chappelle – Prince vs Charlie Murphy

  4. Snake Says:

    Oh this is the one that I was talking about, but that Chappelle video is one of the funniest things EVER on television, IMO.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/19/jeremy-lin-snl-racist-jokes-linsanity_n_1287649.html

  5. steveeboy Says:

    MOO GOO GAI SLAM!!!

  6. Allan Smithee Says:

    re: MOO GOO GAI SLAM!!!

    Quite The Dish

  7. Allan Smithee Says:

    Take Two Re: MOO GOO GAI SLAM!!!

    More: Quite The Dish

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