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Emil Guillermo: (VIDEO) Jamie Foxx will sing “Star Spangled Banner” at tonight’s PacMay fight; Will he mock Manny and do it in a Filipino accent? He did on ESPN’s First Take. Was it a racial slur?

Accent is a big deal.

It’s one thing for a Filipino to make fun of it.

But it’s quite another for Jamie Foxx to do it on national television. Take a look at this video of ESPN’s “First Take.”

Funny or racial slur?

No different than the non-written rules for the use of “N” word by non-blacks.

If you’re not Filipino, it’s a slur.

Given how politically correct ESPN has been on making fun of accents and racial remarks (remember the “chink in the armour” references regarding Jeremy Lin?),I don’t know how they could allow this on their air.

 

And there’s the super self-righteous Stephen A. Smith yucking it up.
He’s been suspended for insensitive remarks. Bill Simmons has too.

And yet on the day before the big fight, there’s this on ESPN?

That’s an outrage, folks.

Shows no respect for Pacquiao, the 90 million people of the Philippines, or the 3.4 million Filipinos in America.

Let’s see if ESPN at least takes producers to task for their judgment. And let’s see if Foxx continues to mock Manny and all Filipinos by continuing to do his shtick.

An apology is in order.

 

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Emil Guillermo: UPDATED WITH VIDEO–Jamie Fox can’t fight like Pacquiao, but talks like Pacquiao on ESPN’s “First Take.” Funny? Not.

Stephen A. likes Mayweather.  So does Foxx who thinks Marquez knockout took something out of Pacquaio? Really? Did he see Bradley 2?  The Algier fighti?

But then Foxx had to make fun of Manny’s singing.

No big deal. So have I.

But does Foxx have to mock the champ’s accent?

(You can  click on this  green link for the VIDEO where Jamie Fox mocks Pacquiao on ESPN’s “First Take” show).

jaimefoxonfirsttakepacimpression

So Foxx went to the “Asian Pilipino”  accent.

And Stepnen A. and the crowd  all cracked up.

Hmm.  That’s some major diss. Even after saying, “I don’t mean to take anything away from Pacquiao, but….”

Would Foxx and Smith be laughing if a non-black made fun of how blacks talked?

Just axing.

Or would their sensitivity meter be on for that one?

Earlier in the show, “First Take”  co-host Skip Bayless  picked Pacquiao by a KO in the 7th.

 

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