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Manny Pacquiao

OF COURSE I Love Jeremy Lin ... He's Asian, Duh

2/24/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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If New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin wasn't a big ass deal before, he sure as hell is now -- because Manny Pacquiao tells TMZ ... even HE'S Linsane in the membrane.

Manny was on his way into Loews Regency hotel in New York yesterday -- we asked if he's succumbed to the wave of Linsanity sweeping across the planet, and the boxing legend said YES ... claiming, "He's good ... from Asia."

DID YOU HEAR THAT?!?!?!?!?!! Manny Pacquiao said Jeremy Lin is GOOD!!!

We need some air.

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who cares    

BFD

888 days ago
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My Big Salami    

I love the Asians, they are smart, they are not Thugs, they have goals, Asian women are the HOTTEST, they are very respectful, they make great food, they all go to college and get good grades, they make they iphone and ipad you are on right now...So yes Asians ya gotta love em! What would we do / be without them?

888 days ago
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xXBXWXx    

I'm Asian and I don't give a F**K about Pac or Lin!!!

888 days ago
4.

Superman    

How racist! To support or oppose this guy because of his ethnicity is offensive. If he's a good person, why can't you just be happy for him when things go his way?

888 days ago
5.

JL    

Actually, he's from California, U.S.A.

888 days ago
6.

Liz    

Filipinos are pacific islanders... duh

888 days ago
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Theresa    

And here all this time I this time I thought Lin was American. go figure!

888 days ago
8.

Shannon    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydn6Qi95Vqc&list=UUTLphex_LGPhqB_D9EdiVCQ&index=2&feature=plcp

The Filipino Hero! PakYow!

888 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

Flips are the "mexicans" of asia - must be that spanish blood again!
..
Who's shorter?

[_] Justin "the beaver" Beiber

[_] Harvey "I'm a lawyer" Levin

888 days ago
10.

RaffyBStatenIsland    

Pacquiao and Lin should be friends, because they have a common enemy: Floyd (Coward) Mayweather.

888 days ago
11.

MP    

Can you imagine the flack a white person would get if he or she said, yeah, I like him, he's white. Racism cuts both ways.

888 days ago
12.

White America    

He's from California.
NO your ASIAN AMERICAN. Not American.

So I guess he's from Asia.

888 days ago
13.

Kevs    

get your eyes check! how the hell are Flips like Mexicans??
look at Pacquaio and Oscar De La Hoya ..huge difference in Physical looks ...Flips have flat noses and Mexicans dont!

888 days ago
14.

emignatius    

A lot of ignorant comments here. Asia is a continent not a race. It's just like saying I love David Hasselhoff because he's German.

888 days ago
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JAMES THE TMZ FOLLOWER    

WOW

i don't get why someone has to be the same ethnicity to like somebody.

i was glad and happy for Ben Affleck for doing and directing the "town".

i actually told people i did not even know how proud i was of him.

not only how good the movie was but how he defeated all those harsh words that were said about him in the past to shame.

i am black guy and i don't give a @#$% where you are from if you can deliver the goods i will give you the respect needed. Not because you are of the same ethnicity.

We will never stop hearing about racism( even though this article is not about that).

It could be 2066 and they will be still talking about the word they used to describe jeremy or what other nationalities call blacks, whites, asians, hispanics, and what have you.

Hopefully, people will be way smarter and have a good means of really communicating the truth and respect.

They will not still have to hear about what happened two hundred years ago or the railroads.

It will just be the hear and now.

888 days ago
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