Liberal Slams Asian NBA Player’s ‘Racist’ Haircut, Shuts Up When He Hears 4-Word ReplyWhen a retired NBA player saw an Asian teammate’s dreadlocks, he immediately bashed him for cultural appropriation by wearing his hair in dreads. However, all it took from the Asian-American athlete was 4 little words to send the race-baiter deleting his accusation and deeply regretting his words.One way that the left has attempted to shame the white majority and prove inherent racism and privilege is by claiming that adopting any aspect of another culture is wrong and oppressive. Everything from fashion to food is forbidden from crossing the cultural divide as liberals deem it offensive and insensitive to minorities. Unfortunately, as one entitled liberal athlete realized, not only is this notion impossible to adhere to, but it’s absolutely absurd.Jeremy Lin is a talented Asian-American NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets who has also garnered attention for his unique forms of self-expression. Recently, Lin uploaded photos of himself with his new haircut — a combination of perfectly lined edges and flowing dreadlocks. Expectedly, this caught the attention of race-baiting liberals, including former Nets forward Kenyon Martin, who retired in 2015. In a hateful Instagram video, Martin called Lin out for his apparent racism and cultural appropriation, according to The Blaze.“Do I need to remind this damn boy that his last name Lin?” Martin said. “Like, come on, man. Let’s stop with these people. There is no way possible he would’ve made it on one of our teams with that bulls**t on his head. Come on man, somebody need to tell him, like, ‘alright bro, we get it. You wanna be black.’ Like, we get it. But your last name is Lin,” Martin continued.Hypothetically patting himself on the back, Martin thought he had successfully checked Lin’s privilege. Unfortunately for him, Lin had a simple yet brilliant response that had Martin scrambling to delete the video and cower in silence. In a short Instagram post, Lin cleverly pointed out Martin’s hypocrisy by reminding him that he has Chinese tattoos.“Hey man,” Lin posted. “Its all good you don’t have to like my hair and definitely entitled to your opinion. Actually i legit grateful you sharin it tbh. At the end of the day i appreciate that i have dreads and you have Chinese tattoos bc i think its a sign of respect. And i think as minorities, the more we appreciate each others cultures, the more we influence mainstream society. Thanks for everything you did for the nets and hoops…had your poster on my wall growin up.”Although Martin had accused Lin of culturally appropriating alleged black hairstyles, Martin himself had culturally appropriated the beautiful ancient Chinese language for his own body art. Of course, Lin, being the respectful, America-loving Asian that he is, kindly turned what could’ve been a trash-talking social media back-and-forth into a lesson on progress and diversity. He perfectly explained that we adopt aspects of many cultures because we respect and value those attributes, whether they are fashion features, technological advances, or even liberties.Still, Lin added that while he wasn’t intentionally trying to offend anyone, he has decided to stop making decisions based on what anyone else thinks. He concluded that taking and giving across the cultural divide is what brings us together and that we should focus more on the “political turmoil and senseless violence” than individuals’ fashion choices, he told The Players’ Tribune.“It’s easy to take things that we enjoy from other cultures — that’s one of the coolest things about a melting-pot society like ours. But I think we have to be careful that taking doesn’t become all we do. With all the division, political turmoil and senseless violence in our society right now, we need to talk to each other more than ever.”Lin explained that his hair first began grabbing attention when he had it braided in Charlotte at the urging of Hornets player Kemba Walker. Lin said that because he had no idea how to care for braids, Walker let him borrow his do-rag and helped him to maintain the style. Sometime later, NBA players D’Angelo Russell and DeMarre Carroll instructed him on the proper maintenance of dreadlocks before getting them with teammate Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.Martin’s assertion was that Lin was trying to be something he’s not — a different race — when in reality he was just trying to be himself. Lin admired the hairstyle not because of what culture it allegedly represents but because he likes it.While the real issue was that Martin ridiculously believes that cultural contributions should remain within the said culture, except for the amenities he personally enjoys from other cultures, even his assertion that dreadlocks are a black cultural contribution is hilariously false.
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