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Baseball Team Faces Massive Backlash After Racist Celebration Of 'Japanese Heritage Night'

By Tom.

The most important lesson society as a whole has learned in the past few years is that we should definitely "think before we act and speak." One minor league baseball team just learned the hard way. 

The San Jose Giants, a farm team for the San Francisco Giants, had to apologize recently when they shared a questionable tweet to celebrate its annual Japanese Heritage Night. 


The tweet, a GIF that has since been deleted, displayed three of the minor league players wearing traditional yukata-style bathrobes, one player performed karate-like kicks, the second fanned himself and a third bowed while wearing a rice farmer hat. Their tweet was met with backlash nearly the moment it went viral. They were immediately labeled as tacky and "tone-deaf." They were called out on their lame attempt at humor that came off as insensitive and racist.