WTF, Spain!

Thanks to the KimchiMamas, I became aware that the official Spanish Olympic basketball team has been outed as being official Assholes. At left, the men's basketball team poses for an ad, holding their eyelids to make them appear like slits. Apparently, the women's team was sporty and "equal" enough to do the same.

And in case you were wondering, the ad is "official." Not a prank. Not a goof session. They are in official Olympics uniform, and the ad bears the official symbol of the sport's governing body.

The team has apologized, saying they meant no harm. Guess what else is done in Spain? When they see a black soccer player or a black Formula 1 racer - the patrons make MONKEY NOISES!

"We felt it was something appropriate, and that it would be interpreted as an affectionate gesture," says one team member, Jose Manuel Calderon (who plays for the NBA, by the way.)

I say, Spain, spare us all the luvin'!


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