You are slandering many of us here, "not bothering to inform yourself about the context or about the character of the person, and then pouring their hate and ignorance all over us", look in a mirror, seriously.
I don't know GG personally, unlike you it seems, and I only take her at her words and deeds, nothing else. I am pointing out how those who might feel offended see her tweet. That is "pouring hate and ignorance all over GG", a PC Nazi beyond redemption? So are you answering on her behalf now, how she might perceive those who minded her tweet?
"Unwashed masses"?? Please tell me all about them.
The joke is not the problem if she had joked about "Only one sandwich", we'll laugh along with the off-rink capers, it appears to have escaped you that the problem is making a joke of Mao's non-existent accent, "Onry one sandwrich", because you know, Asians have such funny accents, haha. She said so "solly" , so what der ploblem, light?
Please, mind your crude manners and nasty, foul language. We've all been participating in the discourse in a civilized fashion.
Thanks for your replies, loopy and Mathman. Just nice to know someone's there.
Mao is naturally gentle and open-minded, and I'm pretty sure that she won't let this affect her.
I sincerely hope that the skaters can concentrate on skating to do their best for Sochi.
What Gracie posted was in bad taste and derogatory. Period. It doesn't really matter whether she had "malice". It is about how a statement can be perceived by the recipient (in this case, the entire Internet audience). This is the key - she didn't say this directly to Mao in a friendly jest --- rather, she chose to post it so the entire world can read this.
James R, sorry, but you are presumptuous.