Pirate cornerback Carlton Davis used anti-Asian rhetoric on Twitter on Sunday night and then apologized, while also implying that the use of the term was not offensive.
On Sunday night, Davis tweeted: “Don’t let the g-ks in Miami anymore”, an offensive term that refers to Vietnam, North Korea, and Filipinos in a derogatory way.
Davis later deleted the tweet and issued an apology, insisting that he did not know what the word meant.
Davis wrote: “I will never offend anyone.” “Your reporter can look for another story to explode. This term is aimed at a producer who claims to be “running Miami.” Having said that, I The word will retire from my vocabulary because it gives our Asian families lasting difficulties. I once used a term that “where am I from” always means “lam”, but I didn’t realize it has a deeper meaning I have learned a valuable lesson and want to apologize to anyone who is offended by seeing this word, because we need to concentrate on helping each other during these difficult times.”
The Sports Working Group of the Association of Asian American Journalists issued a statement saying that the organization was “disappointed with his views, especially at a time when Asian American anti-Asian hatred increased sharply and led to harassment and assault.”