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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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L nelson    

TMZ promotes ideas of racism...Toby Keith is NOT a racist...TMZ just needs to "make" news....shame on TMZ....hooray for Toby and all he does for the troups...of all colors!!!

1744 days ago


I just saw this story on the show. I'm one of the folks who believe that such an action IS racist but there is a "but" to what I'm going to write:
someone on the show said that "asians" might find Toby's action to be offensive. I just want to remind everyone that the term "asian", in refering to Chinese or Japanese, may also be offensive to some people - namely people from India. Who are ALSO ASIAN. Remember?

1743 days ago


Hey Asian folks, guess what??

Your eyes ARE slanted!!!

That doesn't take a thing away from you.

Lighten up and quit making such a flippin' big deal over nothing.

1743 days ago


"Who cares?" is what some of you wrote? Let me guess, you must be WHITE, FROM TEXAS or the Midwest/Southwestern part of the US or someone who has never been on the other side facing discrimination or prejudice throughout their life.

Yea really, "who cares?" Why don't you ask the over 1 billion Asian people (that's right 1/6 of the world's population. Yes, I can do math and NOT because I'm Asian... but then you must believe that stereotype too right?) if they care??

1742 days ago

Dan Horowitz    

This is an OUTRAGE!!! He should be sued for this IMMEDIATELY!

1739 days ago


He is just as ignorant as most of you who think it's funny. F U all you rednecks!!

1739 days ago

Well done an interesting subject!

1732 days ago
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