This New York Post headline, writes Will Bunch, “brings to mind some classic Post sports headlines from years past, like Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965. ‘Jew Da Man!,’ and Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point explosion against the Knicks (‘Blacktacular!’) and this more recent one when Jose Reyes left the Mets for Florida (“Press the Hispanic Button!”).
“OK, those aren’t actual headlines, and for obvious reasons. They’re offensive (or, in tabloid speak, “They’re Offensive!”).
“‘Amasian!’ pegs the entire saga to race in a way that is both childishly simplistic and offensive.”