Originally Posted by nevets88
Yeah, he then referred to Chinese people as Orientals. Some people don't understand that the term is derogatory so it's not always easy to tell if it's an insult or not.
That Southport tweet was pretty bad as well.
Originally Posted by newtogolf
Elkington is done unless he claims his twitter account was hacked. He can't claim ignorance this time..
Not sure how to take this one. It would be a shame if his career went down the tubes just because of these tweets.
I suppose these folks are set to a higher standard than the average golfer, in all ways. Also, many more Asians are taking up the game, and it would be good to get away from my dad's generation of golf haters because of the old stereotypes of bias. It kind of goes both ways. If my dad see's a middle aged white male (even his own relatives ) at a golf course, he immediately assumes that he is a biased individual.
In my short time as a golfer, I have not seen any outward form of bias aimed towards my dad's heritage throughout the entire country.
I've heard the term "Oriental", which conjures up "Nissan Ramen Noodles (Oriental Flavor)".
Any word can be made to sound bad by the tone of delivery.
Edit: See Jamo's comment. It's just awkward.