Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rob Gronkowski mocks Asian fan, calls him 'fried rice cook'

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was hosting a Q&A with fans in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday night at the Bar Louie Restaurant dancing broke out. That, it and of itself, is not a big deal, but what happened next was. As TMZ reported (with video embedded),

Gronkowski was taken aback -- for some reason -- with an Asian Patriots fan with a Gronkowski jersey joined in. Acting surprised, he joked
They told me he could only cook fried rice!
Yep, the TE moved deeply into the realm of unpolitical correctness (or political uncorrectness).

He then went still further off the deep end, by calling the fan "Leslie Chow." Chow is Ken Jeong's character from "The Hangover" movie series. Jeong also stars as Ben Chang on the NBC comedy series "Community."

There was a little concern on the part of at least one person at the gathering. That person took the microphone away from Gronkowski and reminded fans that they had all signed waivers agreeing to hand over any cell phone footage.

It's unclear if that was a serious statement by a rep of Gronkowski, the organizer, or the venue, but the embedded video apparently survived the event.

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