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Tony Parker Catches Heat Over Anti-Semitic Photo! Then Apologizes For Offensive Gesture!

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Tony Parker apologizes for offensive photo

Tony Parker, Spurs star and ex-hubby to Eva Longoria, is in a bit of hot water.

It's all about a photo… one that was taken years ago!

There's an old pic of Tony posing with French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, doing a "quenelle" gesture.

To some, the gesture is an inverted Nazi salute!!

So we can totes see why some people were pretty upset with him!!

Tony responded to all the criticism, saying:

"While this gesture has been part of French culture for many years, it was not until recently that I learned of the very negative concerns associated with it. When I was photographed making that gesture three years ago, I thought it was part of a comedy act and did not know that it could be in any way offensive or harmful. Since I have been made aware of the seriousness of this gesture, I will certainly never repeat the gesture and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding or harm relating to my actions. Hopefully this incident will serve to educate others that we need to be more aware that things that may seem innocuous can actually have a history of hate and hurt."

Well, at least he recognizes how offensive he was being!

Do U believe him? Or is he just playing ignorant now that an old, embarrassing photo has leaked??

Either way, we can certainly trust he won't be doing the gesture again.

That much we can believe.

[Image via Twitter.]

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10 comments to “Tony Parker Catches Heat Over Anti-Semitic Photo! Then Apologizes For Offensive Gesture!”

  1. MB says – reply to this


    Are you kidding me? Look at him (him, I don't even know which god damn one the stupid article is talking about). He's full out Nazi!

  2. 2

    I do not understand these blacks and Asians being pro-Nazi. Don't they know that had they lived during the Third Reich they would have been exterminated in the gas chambers ?????

  3. LD says – reply to this


    Looks like they are doing the Jay-Z "brush your shoulders off" move imo.

  4. beach says – reply to this


    Trying to stay relevant. It's free press and his name is back out there thanks to sites like this who promote this crap.

  5. 5

    I still have no idea what you're talking about. putting your hand on your heart is bad? wouldn't an inverted nazi sign be the opposite of natzi'ism then? like a good thing?

  6. Heinrich Himmler says – reply to this


    Re: divinah – It's a shame they didn't. A good gassing would've done them good.

  7. 7

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  8. 8

    Um, hey Tony, the French haven't been doing it "for years". It was invented by the asshole you're standing with in 2009.

  9. mizab says – reply to this


    That's so stupid I'm French and the quenelle was never a Nazi salute. If I do a thumbs up and some assholes decide that it's offensive to jews it doesn't make me an anti-Semite!

  10. Goy says – reply to this


    Except it's not a nazi salute, is it, you mong.