Declaring you are not a racist even though you make inflammatory statements about French people is actually a pretty accurate statement. Last time I checked, ‘French’ was not one of the fifteen official racial categories on the 2010 US census. It can probably be argued that the French might be arrogant enough to consider themselves their own race — but if that were the case, then my saying that would in fact be considered racist to those French people so I’m not actually saying that, OK?
Even though Kos said, “did not like losing to nobody — especially a French guy” on TUF recently and it might be insulting its simply not racist. Kos wants us all to know that its just not possible for him to be racist as evidenced by an interview he had with the Canadian Press this week:
“I’m not racist, I’m half black, half white.”
“I’m an entertainer and it’s funny that comedians can go out and say anything they want about the French, about whites, about blacks, and they don’t get slapped for it. But a fighter says something like that and I get slapped for it.”
First of all, I’d like to know who slapped Kos for saying that and then I want to watch the video of said slapping. I kind of dig the whole S&M thing. Slapping sure does seem like an appropriate French response to an insult doesn’t it? Seems like GSP wants to do a little more than slap Kos for that remark though, as he tells the Canadian Press:
“It’s not only insulting me, it’s insulting a lot of francophone people…A lot of these people are UFC fans who pay for their tickets so that he (Koscheck) can make money from it…what happened has just given me extra motivation to put my two knuckles into his chin.”
Ouch! I’m pretty sure two GSP knuckles to the chin would probably hurt a whole bunch more than a little S&M style slapping session. Especially when those two knuckles represent the anger of a nation of ‘francophones’. Maybe next time Kos should say he wouldn’t like losing to nobody-especially a Tuvulian. According to Wikipedia, there’s a whole lot less of them to piss off. [Source]