For those not aware, Hank Haney recently gave some seriously disparaging remarks about Korean women players on tour.
Firstly he predicted a Korean will win, and he doesn’t know what their names are, and he just goes like, “I’ll take a Lee. There’s a bunch of them.”
And guess what, a ‘Lee’ won! Jeongeun Lee (number 6, because apparently there are many) won the US Women’s Open. And Hank, being a twat as usual, sent out other tweets to basically say: there you go, I was right. Jeongyun Lee has won. No, Jongyon Lee. No sorry, Kim Jong Un Lee.
What pissed a lot of people of was not because Hank was being Hank, which would excuse his dimwittedness (read his book, “The Big Miss”, and you will know how small a d*ck this guy has in front of other alpha males like Tiger), but because he basically dehumanized an entire fraternity of women golfers IN THE WORLD. By saying what he said he was basically saying: Who the f*ck cares about Korean women in golf? Hell, who cares about women in golf? HELL, WHO CARES ABOUT WOMEN IN GENERAL?
He doesn’t know it, but that’s what he is saying.
He’s not being a racist, because a racist is basically acting towards a certain race. He’s not being a chauvinist, because a chaunivist lauds a particular gender, which he technically isn’t doing. He is basically being a dumbass, at best, or at worst, a serial murderer. So we’re going to go with the first.
I’ve had many experience with people like Hank before in my work place. It doesn’t matter whether they are from US, Canada, China, India, Slovenia, Japan (Ok, maybe not Japan). People are like Hank not because of thier race or country or nationality. It’s about their upbringing. They are simply not able to grasp or understand other cultures or realise that there is a world of different people beside from what they know. In other words, small-mindedness.
I once had an argument with a very superior sounding westerner who said disparaging remarks about the Chinese culture. Basically he said, before people understood how to use fork and spoons, they had to resort to using hands (Indians) to eat their food or sticks (chinese). But because westerners use proper cutleries, it shows how advanced their civilisation is compared to India and China.
What. The. Flaming. F.
I mean, it’s hard to fathom that there are actual human beings on this God given planet with unlimitless depth to thier absolute stupidity. There is literally no other words to describe people like that except, My dear God, this guy was definitely absent when God gave out brains in Creation day.
And the same is with Hank.
He thinks he’s being funny. It’s like Fuzzy Zoeller made that fried chicken remark to Tiger Woods. Everyone is a comedian at the expense of somebody else.
His instructions are stupid anyway and it never works, so let’s chalk this up not to racism but basically the small-mindedness, coccoon mentality of an elderly gentlema who is trying to be funny, but is absolutely batshit stupid.