Tuesday, December 27, 2005

'Mexican' is a racial slur?

ABC might have to rename their hit show, how about "Desperately bigoted Housewives?"
Naw, it just doesn't have a ring to it.
Desperate Housewives television star Eva Longoria has denied making racial slurs after a car in which she was a passenger was stopped by police.

Longoria was in a car driven by San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker when the basketball player was cited for impeding traffic and failing to produce a valid Texas driver's licence.

A bicycle police officer saw the car stopped late on Saturday and indicated that it was impeding traffic. When the car did not move, the officer rapped the hood with the palm of his hand, according to a police report.

Parker, who was behind the wheel, questioned why the officer touched the car, and the couple "began screaming in a verbally abusive and demeaning manner", police said.

The officer who wrote the summons said Longoria shouted from the car: "He's just a Mexican bike cop. He only wants your autograph."

Mexican is a racial slur? If she said 'Canadian bike cop', would that make the papers? She goes on to state that she is Mexican also. Tony Parker, the driver of the car is French, I'll bet he has been called 'that little French point guard for the Spurs' many times, should he be outraged? Or are we just looking to for a reason to be outraged these days?

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