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Angry Asian groups slam 'racist' Toby Keith

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 Toby Keith isn’t a bigot; he just plays one on CMT. So it’s a little shocking that The Angry American is coming under fire from Asian organizations for what the Asian American Justice Center calls a “crude, racist hand gesture” at a recent Nobel Peace Prize party in Norway.

According to TMZ, Keith onstage with Will Smith, who rapped the word “yellow” during an impromptu performance of Rapper’s Delight a few days ago — at which point Keith pulled back the corner of his eye.

The video, posted on TMZ.com, is pretty tame — maybe he had crud in there! — but both the AAJC and the Media Action Network for Asians are slamming Keith. “By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans, 'You don’t matter, you’re not on my radar,’” a spokesman for the MANA said.

Keith’s people say he did nothing wrong. ““No one at the concert thought Toby was out of line,” a rep for the singer told TMZ.

Photo: AP. Source.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:10am]

    

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