ATL Post-Race Press Conference

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3/1/2020 9:07 PM

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

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3/1/2020 11:50 PM

Yeah....I heard that too. Not cool.

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3/2/2020 12:01 AM

If jap is short for Japanese, is cock short for cockasian?

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3/2/2020 12:09 AM

70 years? While I would no longer use the phrase "Jap crap", it fell out of usage in the late 80s, not 1950, as "setting the sport back 70 years" would imply.

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3/2/2020 12:13 AM

That was ignorant. Otherwise, a really good press conference. Good questions

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3/2/2020 4:36 AM

I didn't see the press conference, what was it used in reference to?
While I agree that this term may be considered derogatory when describing people, I don't think that saying something like "jap bikes" has any negative connotation.
It's all about perception I guess. I was dumbfounded when I learned that the term "Oriental" in reference to people is now considered demeaning (by some at least).
Two different articles, from two different perspectives about it here:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-tsuchiyama-oriental-insult-20160601-snap-story.html%3F_amp%3Dtrue

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112465167

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3/2/2020 4:46 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

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3/2/2020 4:51 AM

Get with it man.
In today's society, you must only refer to people by what they wish to be referred to as. Otherwise, you are heartless and hateful.
As a happily married heterosexual American citizen, I want everyone to refer to me as "normal" from now on. Any other term is offensive.

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3/2/2020 4:59 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

I live in Japan, and I can tell you.. it’s not ok

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3/2/2020 4:59 AM

I have to admit I cringed a little when I heard it. Obviously the guy talking was some old school dude and I really don't think there was any malice in his thought process.

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3/2/2020 5:06 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

blockhead17 wrote:

I live in Japan, and I can tell you.. it’s not ok

I’ve lived in Japan for over 20 years, and I completely
Agree with this.

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3/2/2020 5:25 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

So you’re accusing him of being a decent person who doesn’t just think about himself......?

How terrible of him.

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3/2/2020 6:13 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

Well, at least they didn’t say anything about Kraut bikes Photo

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3/2/2020 6:44 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

APLMAN99 wrote:

So you’re accusing him of being a decent person who doesn’t just think about himself......?

How terrible of him.

I just feel like the way people get upset about everything needs to calm down. It’s getting redicurous

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3/2/2020 7:01 AM

Posting about racial remarks on vital isn't a good idea, usually leads to racial remarks being said, no matter the OP intention this thread is a slippery slope.

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3/2/2020 7:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/2/2020 7:08 AM

I hadn't watched the weekends press conference so now i did. That was bad.

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3/2/2020 7:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/2/2020 7:13 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

APLMAN99 wrote:

So you’re accusing him of being a decent person who doesn’t just think about himself......?

How terrible of him.

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I just feel like the way people get upset about everything needs to calm down. It’s getting redicurous

You obviously have no clue about the history of the word and it's meaning still today for the Japanese people. There are a lot of things that people are way too sensitive about in this day and age but this is not one of those cases.

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3/2/2020 7:14 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

APLMAN99 wrote:

So you’re accusing him of being a decent person who doesn’t just think about himself......?

How terrible of him.

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I just feel like the way people get upset about everything needs to calm down. It’s getting redicurous

Your backwards ass view on racism is "redicurous".

We should just agree not to call people something they dont wanna be called, regardless of reason, and just move on with our lives.

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3/2/2020 7:16 AM

BobbyM wrote:

If jap is short for Japanese, is cock short for cockasian?

Careful Bobby!... The mods have an itchy trigger finger, my initial reaction was to laugh but then remembered we are all split seconds away from being banned indefinitely without notice or reason. Just looking out for a fellow citizen.

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3/2/2020 7:19 AM

Having studied a lot of WW2 history I understand why the word was used in the 1940's. But there is no excues for using it today in reference to Japanese products or people. And i am about as politically incorrect as you can get.

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3/2/2020 7:27 AM

That was extremely stupid. It's no secret how easily offended people get nowadays and how popular cancel culture is. Whether you are or aren't one who gets offended easily, if you're in a position to be speaking in public you HAVE to make sure you aren't saying shit that would even remotely offend someone or get you fired. This isn't a snowflake thing, it's understanding where the world's at in 2020. Did this guy mean any ill intent with his comment? No I don't believe he did. Are there people out there who look for any reason whatsoever to get someone fired or in trouble? Absolutely.

Imagine the PR shit storm that would be coming this sport's way if Supercross was as big as the NFL.

I have absolutely zero press/interviewer/media skills and even I know better than that.

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3/2/2020 7:59 AM

But it is fine to say 'Murica, and imply that Americans are inbred hillbillies.
If it weren't for double standards, many people would have no standards at all.

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3/2/2020 8:03 AM

I heard GL use it on the whisky throttle show. Probably not good to use it, but damn people are so sensitive now.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

3/2/2020 8:04 AM

just James wrote:

But it is fine to say 'Murica, and imply that Americans are inbred hillbillies.
If it weren't for double standards, many people would have no standards at all.

In my experience, "Murica" is used almost exclusively by Americans themselves.

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3/2/2020 8:07 AM

Racerman967 wrote:

Having studied a lot of WW2 history I understand why the word was used in the 1940's. But there is no excues for using it today in reference to Japanese products or people. And i am about as politically incorrect as you can get.

And he sounded old enough to have served in the war. Oh wait, is saying he sounded old offensive? 🤷🏻‍♂️

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3/2/2020 8:18 AM

just James wrote:

But it is fine to say 'Murica, and imply that Americans are inbred hillbillies.
If it weren't for double standards, many people would have no standards at all.

Ray_MXS wrote:

In my experience, "Murica" is used almost exclusively by Americans themselves.

I never subscribed to the theory that some people can say certain things, but others can't, depending on which "group" they are in.

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3/2/2020 8:38 AM

I'm so anti-PC/agree that everyone today is looking to be offended and overly sensitive. However, JAP is just not cool to use. It is a very old school term that had WWII negative connotation....I remember getting reprimanded by my dad for saying it when I was a little kid. Don't even know where I picked it up...most likely school.

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3/2/2020 8:54 AM

My dad is a Vietnam vet, and his dad was in the military but died in 1940 shortly before WWII. I used the term in question when I was about 8 or 9 years old, and my dad stop me in my tracks and told me to never say that again. I could tell it highly offensive to my dad, and others as well. There's no doubt that in this day and age, there is no room for that type of language.

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3/2/2020 9:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/2/2020 9:06 AM

msp332 wrote:

Can someone please tell the press not to use the term "Jap"?
Said 7:18 into the ATL post-race press conference video.
We don't need our sport set back 70 years.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap
Jap [noun or adjective]
disparaging + offensive
: JAPANESE

JohnnyD13 wrote:

Funny thing about you making this a big deal, I bet you’re not Japanese.

I'm japanese and find that sort of remark distasteful.

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3/2/2020 12:32 PM

Something tells me that “person” won’t be interviewing any Japanese bike riders. I do know if I was a higher up at any of the Japanese manufactures, that guy would be an outcast, I would tell my riders to never speak to that guy.

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