49er Training Video Turns into Team Embarrassment
A San Francisco 49ers video meant to teach diversity has become an embarrassment for the team as its off-color racist, sexist, and gay jokes backfire. The video, obtained by the SF Chronicle features exchanges such as this one, with "a bespectacled, buck-toothed Chinese man in an aloha shirt":
Chinese man: "49ers love being in community. Very patriotic . . . support president and his George Bush erection."
"Erection?" Reynolds asks.
"Yes," the Chinese man responds. "It say, 'You like Bush -- then you like his erection.'
"My name is Suck Hung,'' the Chinese man says as he's leaving. "My brother's name is Suck Young -- my whole family suck."
The video also features mock gay weddings in which two lesbians make out on a mat and a male bi-racial couple (to demonstrate diversity!) approach an altar with roses. The video also features a cameo by SF Mayor Gavin Newsom.
The video finishes with team PR director Kirk Reynolds in the locker room wearing a towel beside three blond women who proceed to make out.
"It was meant to be funny -- but no one is laughing now in the San Francisco 49ers' front office."
On a related note, in an environment like this, no wonder it's so difficult for an NFL player to come out of the closet. This video reveals, among other things, that the locker room is perceived by many as a sexually charged place, or should I say, heterosexually charged place. God forbid another man look at these players the way they look at women!
49ers Personal Foul [sf chronicle]