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Rob Gronkowski

Mocks Asian Fan

Where's the Fried Rice?

11/12/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Maybe New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn't heard what's going on with Richie Incognito -- because he openly mocked an Asian fan over the weekend, calling the guy "Leslie Chow" ... and joking about fried rice.

Gronk was hosting a Q&A with fans in Foxborough, MA Sunday night at Bar Louie Restaurant when people started dancing ... including an Asian man sporting a Gronk jersey. 

The Pats star acted surprised, and said -- into a microphone for everyone to hear -- "They told me he could only cook fried rice!" Then Gronk one upped himself by calling the fan "Leslie Chow" ... Ken Jeong's character from "The Hangover."

At least one person in the group thought Gronk might have crossed a line -- because they immediately grabbed the mic and reminded the audience they all signed waivers agreeing to hand over ALL cell phone footage.

It's unclear if that was just a joke, but clearly this video survived -- and now we gotta ask ...

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16.

lanie    

I wouldn't say he's racist, but clearly that "joke" was inappropriate and ignorant..

345 days ago
17.

Truth    

SEE, IN AMERICA RACISM ONLY COUNTS IF UR BLACK. ANY OTHER MINORITY??? ---> GO FOR IT. U WONT SEE AL SHARPTON OR JESSE JACKSON'S FAT ASSES HERE... THE HYPOCRISY IS REALZ!! #TRUTH!!

345 days ago
18.

ketjo    

For Goodness Sake....give it a rest already !!!! Every time someone opens they mouth to even breathe you are jumping down their throat screaming out your racist cramp.....!! the only racist and biggest racist's her is TMZ !!! And the public is sick of it...Grown the Hell up ....

345 days ago
19.

freaksloan    

Just remember only WHITE PEOPLE can be RACIST!

I learned that going through yearly diversity training when I worked for Citigroup. They told us only white people can be racist, because to be racist you have to be in a position of power and only us whites have the POWER.

Everytime I tried to argue, I was told to sit down and shut up and it wasn't up for debate.

345 days ago
20.

JennA    

Do these guys routinely force people to sign waivers and hand over their private cell phone footage just for the right to drink in the same establishment as them? What does that tell you?

345 days ago
21.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

It's more of stereotyping than being racists. And besides, not all Asians can cook fried rice nor are anywhere close to looking like Leslie Chow.

345 days ago
22.

Ernie    

In TMZ's politically correct world, no ethnic humor is allowed. I will be forced to watch old Eddie Murphy videos for Chinese restaurant jokes.

345 days ago
23.

D-INCARNATION    

Gronk rules..

345 days ago
24.

pookie    

If it were a black guy and he said something about fried chicken and watermelon Rev. Al and Jesse Jackson would be picketing Pats games. But since asians don't have that type of racist watch dogging its okay.

345 days ago
25.

Pecker    

Why is a football player saying things like that to entertain is considered Racist when a guy like Russell Peters or Louis C.K. who says the same thing, or even worse is considered hilarious!?

345 days ago
26.

Bobo Frog    

Where's the fried rice? Hahahahahahahahah. Good one! Because he's Chinese, so he probably eats fried rice, so he asked him where the fried rice was! Hahahahahahaahaha! Oh man, I'm laughing so hard I have tears running down my face. That's comedy gold. Pure gold.

345 days ago
27.

JennA    

I get that this wasn't blatantly hateful, but come on, we've been over this enough. Is it really worth the PR headache? If the answer to that is "yes", then can we at least stick to jokes that are moderately funny or original?

345 days ago
28.

Rusty Shackleford    

so, if they called the white boy a "corn fed..." that would make them racist to by your opinion, right?

people are different, its ok to make jokes.
races are different its ok to make jokes.

345 days ago
29.

billybob    

"It's unclear if that was just a joke"

WTF??? Of course it was no joke but pure evil racism and China will declare war to the Patriots.
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Thanks for that info TMZ!

345 days ago
30.

LXQO    

Really! They was just joking and if people can't see that they really need to grow the hell up! - www.lxqo.com

345 days ago
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