Racist Tweets After Boy Sings National Anthem
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|Fri, 06-14-2013 - 1:24pm|
I was blown away with the Cheerios ad backlash, so not sure why I'm so surprised that it happened again. This time the racial Tweets were aimed at a boy who sang the national anthem:
The racists couldn't keep him down. The crowd at Thursday night's NBA Finals game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat gave 11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz a roaring standing ovation as he returned to sing the national anthem again.
De La Cruz sang the anthem Tuesday night as well. After that performance, he was called numerous racial slurs by Twitter users. Many of the tweets assumed that De La Cruz was Mexican, perhaps due to his traditional mariachi costume, and went on to insult that country.
The article went on to say that many of the haters deleted their Twitter accounts. I find it pretty cowardice that they are choosing to hide now. Obviously they feel that they can't defend their point of view.
What do you think?