Skip to comments.Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads
Posted on 08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads.
The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check.
"I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
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Rare collectible,gra. one if you can.
Ortiz looks like he just took a big swing of one of his "Dominican Milkshakes."
I meant swig, not swing.
Well I think all the bobblehead dolls are stupid and I’ve never wanted one.
How could they fail to do their “quality check” of the image before the things were produced??? I’d think that they’d have their act together before they decide to make 15,000 of the items.
I guess the mouth/teeth are supposed to be “racially insensitive”??
I don’t know, aren’t all the bobblehead creatures caricatures and exaggerations?? I guess it’s a racial minefield to try to do one of a black person....
Apparently, the Red Sox have a George Costanza kinda guy working in their office and setting up the promos.
What? No gold teeth?!
Then there’s the black power salute.
Maybe these were supposed to be a rapper and reworked to fill the order; add a hat and paint a uniform.
Good lord. That’s practically a lawn jockey.
The same thing happened to the nationals last year. Jayson Werth’s bobble head might actually be worse than the Ortiz one. Not for the squeamish.
It’s a racial minefield to breathe these days.
Saw an Olive Garden commercial before. Big Italian family that LOVES to eat, blah blah.
All we do is eat and join the mafia.
Who gives a ####. How could people be offended by such nonsense.
If they had a Mexican family chowing down at Chipotle and every other word was Mexicano forget about it.
BTW, Olive Garden is the Burger King of Italian Food.
Take your best BBQ Grilled steak and replace it with a whopper.
Best comparison i could come up with.
Oh, Lord, that’s terrible but I can’t stop laughing at it. It’s ridiculous!
That's why I think there's a decent possibility that the bobblehead was an intentional jab a Ortiz for his failed (steroid) drug test and his subsequent "Dominican Milkshake" comments attempting to make light of it.
A couple of years ago some race-baiters tried to rile up Italian-Americans about the Olive Garden commercials (where they bring the grandparents from the old country there to eat); they got no takers. The young Italian-Americans, rather than taking offense, thought the commercials were goofy but very funny...
I find them a little tasteless but I dont give a dam.
Not affecting my life in any way.
The LAST people that would usually eat at the olive garden are real Italians :)
I could make a better dish at home in an hour.
I’m not Italian, but I don’t take offense from Guinness commercials pretending we live in 2010 as though it is 1910; anyone stupid enough to buy into that crap is a born customer anyway...
What is he eating, a Taco?
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