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Rob Gronkowski

Mocks Asian Fan

Where's the Fried Rice?

11/12/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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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46.

Carriejane    

Geesh, don't people know by now, NO ONE CAN TAKE A JOKE ANYMORE ! Time to shut up and become robots to not hurt anyone's precious feelings.

309 days ago
47.

SNAFU    

When a comic says it on stage, it's funny as heck. What's the difference/

309 days ago
48.

Trish    

Super racist comment, but it doesn't matter because the victim(s) isn't/aren't black. You can't tell by the video if the fan minded or not. Should Rob be crucified? No, but he should apologize and we all learn from this and move forward. Asian Americans are depicted horribly in our pop culture (like African Americans were before the Cosby show), but we can't buck up and do the right thing without lawyers and activism groups getting involved?

309 days ago
49.

J    

Thing with remarks like his is they are completely unoriginal, overdone and lame. And whoever is defending it is exactly the same way. Racist or not, try to be more original at least. It's 1st grade "humor". Anyway, I'm sure Rob LOVES to play tight end with other players in the showers. Just look at him. A big walking pile of douche.

309 days ago
50.

Truth    

What a bunch of candyasses.

309 days ago
51.

Ricardo Marquez    

And if it was a comment about Blacks it would be Racist. Good thing Asians don't need the Race card to get ahead it's called working hard to get aheead NOT BEING STUPID AND ASKING FOR HANDOUTS

309 days ago
52.

Dominee    

I am sure Gronk has heard his share of polish jokes at his expense... come on!

309 days ago
53.

Dead@27    

No more Yankee his Wankee, the Donger need REST!

309 days ago
54.

Stephanie     

I am half Japanese and my mother is 100% Japanese and this comment does not offend ass!!! Seriously I have heard worse. This is tame from what I usually hear. ..

309 days ago
55.

John    

Big body, but no brain!

309 days ago
56.

Vote2012    

Just another NFL genius demonstrating how ignorant he is, the NFL is full of this type of thinking. It's called locker room humor in the NFL. The problem is in real life in the real world it's not funny.

309 days ago
57.

Sips    

NFL players have a terrible name these days murderers,wife beaters,drug addicts and don't forget the biggest racist a$$ people need to grow up and see they are suppose to be role models

309 days ago
58.

Roger    

If this was a black joke, all hell breaks loose. Blacks are so easily offended and pull their card. A lesson, these are just jokes

309 days ago
59.

Sips    

Thank goodness it wasn't a white and black thing hell would freeze and he would be suspended fined but like white people asian's don't pull the racist card every time someone cracks a joke

309 days ago
60.

TMZ_er    

i'm sure there is a law some place, where Poles can bash Asians in jokes.... it's all in good fun! and where is the fried rice ? I WANT SOME !

309 days ago
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