Posts Tagged ‘Kosuke Fukudome’


April 20, 2008



Chicago Cubs fans are being accused of racism after an article appeared in today’s Chicago Sun Times. Vendors outside of Wrigley Field were selling headbands in  “honor” of new Cubs outfielder, Kosuke Fukudome. The faux hachimaki headbands were sold along with t-shirts, which say “Horry Kow!” and picture a slant-eyed Cub with huge Harry Caray frames.

If you don’t find the merchandise from the above video offensive, here’s a quote from Fukudome himself,

I don’t know what the creator of the shirt meant this to be, but they should make it right,” Fukudome said through his interpreter after being shown one of the shirts Thursday. ”Maybe the creator created it because he thought it was funny, or maybe he made it to condescend the race. I don’t know.”