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Australian of the year?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Napper, May 7, 2014.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    After watching Adam Goodes on tv saying how he doesn't speak to Eddie McGuire anymore after the racist remark, it got me thinking.

    He really does look like an ape. No not because of his skin colour or indigenous heritage, just because he looks like a primate.

    A tall bloke gets called a praying mantis.
    A fat bloke gets called a pig
    Maxwell gets called a horse
    I'm pretty sure Ian Roberts was called 'chimp' as in chimpanzee because of his long arms.

    Adam Goodes gets called an ape by a 13yo girl and flips his lid. He has long arms and facial hair. Looks like an ape. Being indigenous is irrelevant.

    If you look at the photo attatched, you will see Matthew Johns has the big ears and facial features of a monkey, alot more than Goodes does. If someone suggested this it would be a non-event.

    I'm not posting this to cause controversy, I'm just over the p.c Paranoia. I hope some level headed people on here agree.
     
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jared Maxwell is the horse head, not Tony Archer lol.
     
  3. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Lolololol you're right.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Doesn't matter what you think he looks like, to call an Aboriginal man an ape is a racist slur. I'm sure the 13 yo girl understands this by now, but some people just don't want to understand.
     
  5. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I hope you're just fishing again @Napper!

    The difference there I think is because Adam's black...So the slur is deeper in that sense.

    A couple of Koori friends of mine said it's the sub-human inference that is so insulting.

    But, another Aboriginal mate said it didn't bother him. He thought it was just so stupid it wasn't worth worrying about.

    So it would be up to them to judge for themselves, end of the day. And I just don't think we need it.

    Be interesting to see what someone like Cliff Lyons did think about it...

    Not sure he'd be OK with it either really.
     
  6. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What really confused me was back a few years when a stadium full of Indians jumped up and down like apes and made ape noises to show how ape like Andrew Symonds was.
    Now that was weird.
     
  7. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    One of my best mates is aboriginal. He doesn't look like an ape so I dont call him one.

    That's what I was pointing out? Its only racist because he is aboriginal? That itself is racist imo.
     
  8. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I do see your point @Napper.

    Some of the things my mate above and I call each other at times, well I can't print!

    But I wouldn't go and call a stranger the same, especially in a minority group. It's just the way of the world now and, for the most part, for the better.

    But yes, I see what you're saying and agree that occasionally political correctness gets OTT.

    My point was just it's up to an individual what's offensive to them - as in this case Adam did take great offence. Someone else may not.

    Perhaps that in itself is the positive. It's just up to us all to find our common ground when possible.
     

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