Mike Kueber's Blog

September 19, 2012

Political correctness

Filed under: Culture,Media — Mike Kueber @ 4:52 am

According to Sport Illustrated and CNN, Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for writing a homophobic slur in Spanish in his eye-black.  Unfortunately, the slur was not included in the article, but if you read the caption to a photo, you would detect that the slur was, “Tu ere maricon.”  According to Google Translate, that means you are a faggot. 

Obviously, the writing was a slur.  The question is why wouldn’t Sports Illustrated and CNN include the clause in the article and, more importantly, why did they force me to refer to Google Translate to learn what it means? 

This sort of daintiness is a sign of the times that needs to be put in our rearview mirror.


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