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Toby Keith Adds Racist Slant to Nobel Party

12/14/2009 7:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Remember 30 seconds ago, when we published that awesome Nobel Peace Prize party footage??? Well, it's ruined now ... thanks to a moment where Toby Keith made a gesture deemed offensive to Asians.

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During "Rapper's Delight," Toby slants his eyes when Will Smith raps the line "to the black, to the white, the red, and the brown, the purple and yellow."

As you can guess, the gesture occurred right when the word "yellow" was uttered -- roughly 1:25 into the footage.

Way to ruin the Nobel Peace Prize party, Toby.

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shawn    

trust he wasnt being racist there, he has been uber racist before and antigay galore but for there na, but he is very well known for his racist attitude here in oklahoma.

1737 days ago
32.

ozland    

TMZ will try to stir s*** & make a story out of just about anything!

1737 days ago
33.

John Poole    

My girlfriend is Asian and she, her family and fellow citizens throughout Asia are all aware of the physical differences between Asians and Europeans.

What is VERY OFFENSIVE is the lyrics YELLOW and not the fact Europeans have rounder eyes. Beyond those with jaundice ... I have never met a yellow person

1737 days ago
34.

honeydoo    

that RACIST mofo had NO business being in the first place

trying too damn hard fatso Keith

hand with your fellow klan members!

1737 days ago
35.

Arienne    

This may come as a surprise to people, but Asians DO have slanted eyes....Stop the PC whining!

1737 days ago
36.

mimi    

Oh Please!! People need to get a grip and stop being so sensitive about every little move others make or things they say!! Find more important things to talk about, like Obama not keeping his campaign promises and screwing up our country!! And by the way I love TK!!

1737 days ago
37.

steve    

utter nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1737 days ago
38.

PolarBear    

The whole idea of being a far-right Republican, or being a mainstream white male country music artist from Nashville or Texas, is to be as ignorant, stupid and loud and proud of your amazing incompetence and irrelevance as possible. No wonder they are all either screamers or cowards lying in beer stains whose trucks broke down, women left them and dogs died. Sarah Palin would be proud of Keith.

I don't know if Toby Keith is necessarily racist, because he might more likely be "anti everthing that isn't drunken ignorant juvenile delinquent dropout stupidity in Texas or Nashville". Anything and everything coming to Keith's attention would probably get the "eye pulling" treatment. If you ain't from Dusty Britches Texas, you evil!

Ever notice that males who start to get into country music who have advanced musical talent and personal intelligence soon move into other styles, for other crowds? George Bush lives in Crawford Texas right there in the middle of Toby Keith's great little American Devolution. Party hardy smarty!

1737 days ago
39.

Woody McBreairty    

I've have always felt there was reason to believe Toby Keith is a racist, bigot, red neck hick with no class, eduation of social grace. The more I see & hear about him, the more I believe my belief is right.

1737 days ago
40.

dericaljohnson    

I LOVE you Will..... Who in the Frick is Toby?

1737 days ago
41.

AZ Fan    

This rates up there with Pat Boone trying to do heavy metal in the 80's on the uncomfortable scale. Still, you have to find the irony of some other posters here. They're upset that he made an insensitive gesture (Toby, did you learn NOTHING from Miley Cyrus??) all the while calling him an inbred, white trash, trailer park redneck.

Stereotypes...you gotta love 'em.

1737 days ago
42.

BamaGirl    

Toby Keith did nothing wrong....you people at TMZ make a mountain of a mole hill just to get people to look at your page. Get real, and get your facts straight. I searched this , and TMZ is the only place referring to it. Get real you guys, I say the only racism is you being racist towards Toby Keith!!!!!

1737 days ago
43.

Anthony5241    

Oh geez, here we go again. Yup, you can't say what's on your mind without the "Thought Police" coming after you. If you think things were bad under Bush, you ain't seen nothing yet under Obama.

1737 days ago
44.

Laura    

You have got to be kidding me! Big effin deal. Stop trying to make a story out of NOTHING!

1737 days ago
45.

j    

Get REAL! Toby Keith's eyes are little, close together and squinty naturally! If you ever seen him perform or his video's you would see that is eyes are small, close together and almost look 'asian' naturally! Know you have to make stories, to sell 'Gossip', but this is ridiculous to start a scandel over this!

1737 days ago
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