|The shirt: James Ham of CSN Bay Area tweeted an photo of the monkey shirt before they were pulled from the Sleep Train Arena before the fans arrived |
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apparantly, anything with a monkey on it is now considered Racist, so the shirts were removed because they were considered racially insensitive.
First they came for scientists with SciFi ladies on his shirt, and now they come for Chinese new Year shirts.
it's the year of the Fire monkey.
and this article from the NZHerald tells you what it means for you:
Chinese New Year: Fire monkey year heats up
and no, we don't celebrate it in our rural area, but there are a few signs up, and it is celebrated in larger cities that have Chinese ethnic populations.