[QUOTE=VIETgrlTerifa;4048030]However, what you are not offended by is not the same for others, and I don't know if it serves much good to minimize other people's authentic reactions. It's one thing to have them explain and maybe try to put their feelings in another perspective in order for them to reevaluate their feelings, but this sort of minimization because you don't feel the same is just dismissal.I still think Mao's response is more important than mine or individual fans' and the Japanese people's feelings should most definitely respected. Let's say, if I want to brush off a stupid comment directed at me, it doesn't help that others around me are making a big fuss about it and will not stop.Again, I don't see what the point is if people were offended by it. And it's a second-hard report, not third-hand (not that it really matters). Your example of one Japanese fan and a comment that more people are on the same page (without evidence) is not much better since it's coming from a poster just like the poster who talked about his/her friend being offended. Even if dozens of supposed Japanese fans came to Gracie's defense, again, that doesn't take away the sting some people felt.
And for that matter, I think it's time to go back to skating. I am hoping Gracie will get her jumps together because I think her Sleeping Beauty, despite whatever others say, will be spectacular when she gets her jumps going.'
eta: And we're on page 51. Would admin please close the thread so we can start a new one without Twitter-gate.