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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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61.

John Wong    

I'm a chink & I thought it was funny. Screw PC!!

261 days ago
62.

Johhny    

Overblown..just like when Michael Richards used the N word

261 days ago
63.

s_megma    

He's a dumb effing Pollock. I hope he get AIDS from that pornstar he's banging and dies a slow, painful death.

261 days ago
64.

tak161    

So why is it ok for Gronkowski to make comments like this, but someone else like Paula Deen, Aaryn Gries, among others, it's considered the worst thing in the world? Just because he plays football, does that mean he gets a pass where others do not?

261 days ago
65.

Eddie    

Give the guy a break, he's a moron.

261 days ago
66.

lilly    

he is embarrassing...who would want to date this guy! he is a joke! look at all the girls he's been with here! http://fabwags.com/who-is-patriots-tight-end-rob-gronkowskis-girlfriend/

261 days ago
67.

s_megma    

He a dumb effing pollock. Hope he gets AIDS from the pornstar he bangs and dies a prolonged, painful death.

261 days ago
68.

K    

As one of the two Asians at this event, I feel like I need to state and clarify a few facts about the evening:

1. A dance party ensued following the Q and A session - Truth. There were some awkward moments of side-bopping/swaying and a few people were called out to dance, but many were hesitant and needed a bit of encouragement

2. The joke was made by one of the two Asian people as Rob tried to encourage him to dance (you can't hear it in this video... but that long awkward pause during the name chant and before he started dancing... that's when the joke was made and Gronk laughed)

3. Waivers were not asked for or signed at the beginning of the event, so this leaked video is one of many videos that had "survived" the night. I have 4- 5 videos on my phone to confirm this in addition to a multitude of photos on my phone.

Apologies if I offend the Asian community, but as an Asian person who attended this event, I was not offended because the joke was started by us.
In addition, whoever felt the need to "defend" the Asians by calling Gronk a racist and turning in this video needs to take it down a notch because you are not Asian ... so please do not speak on our behalf.

... Seriously. Lighten up.

To some, it was perhaps a "poor choice" to repeat the joke, but hey, he didn't started it and we all got a good laugh out of it.

Apologies to Rob Gronkowski who unfortunately have too many haters out there looking for something else better to do with their lives.

261 days ago
69.

CharleyJ    

Dislike the fact that during these racial outbursts, the situations are handled differently based on the scalability of the race... I guarantee you that if that person was an African-American or Jewish-American, this would've caused bedlam...

260 days ago
70.

ZeMane    

How many Inflammatory Points is this worth to the Patriots? Vote here:

http://nflcrimerankings.blogspot.com/2013/11/gronk-mocks-asian-fan.html

260 days ago
71.

maze    

OMG, people need to lighten up. Leslie Chow is funny. I do a lot of things..parties, camping etc with a lot of Philippino's. I am their token white guy. My white friends are all the token white guys. If one of my black friends went camping, he would be our token black dude. That's funny stuff, not offensive at all. This Politically Correct s**t is going wayyyyy over board!

260 days ago
72.

big_daddy    

Since we let all these foreigners take over with the politicians and lawyers America has become a bunch of Pu&&ies. Grow a set and don't worry about the feelings you hurt, since the feelings you hurt are probably a whimp in cloths. TMZ let it be

260 days ago
73.

ray    

not a racist, just an ignorant a$$

258 days ago
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