One photo once, maybe an accident. Another photo from another Spanish team? Well, lets see… A trend?
This time it is the 2008 Spanish tennis team. According to the caption of the photo, they are getting ready to go to China. I don’t get this fascination for the way my eyes look like. Term of endearment, my behind.
Thank you Angry Asian Man (see here) for this picture.
[UPDATE: Again, I have copied a comment from another blog:]
For people who say this is just a fun, they may miss a point here. I had lived in Spain for 9 years. People outside Spain may not aware that this is not a new gesture invented only for the advertisement. This has been used by some Spanish people to tease the Asian for many years. Being a Chinese, I was shown this gesture even by my Spanish colleague, though he apologized later. Most Spanish, if not all, know the intention of this gesture. Just ask the Spanish kids if they know how to show this to thier Asian schoolmates. I am absolutely sure that the whole Spanish basketball team understand perfectly the meaning of this gesture. Indeed Pau Gasol admitted that some teammates found this uncomfortable but they did so only after repeated requests from the Spanish courier company.What a load of hypocrites to say the ad was a gesture of “love, sympathy and appreciation toward the Chinese people and their country”! Just like many Spanish people didn’t find the blacked-up face and monkey chant to Lewis Hemilton in Bracelona Grand Prix a racism. — Posted by A Lau.
This is the photo that A Lau was referring:
[UPDATED August 15, 2008: The following comment on a website got it right. And I’ll leave this subject now:]