[UPDATED] ‘WTF were they thinking?’ is right

UPDATE: The Asian American Journalists Association wants the paper to “publicly acknowledge its lapses in taste and judgment.”

What they’re saying on Facebook about this Caledonian-Record poster for the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers vs. Rice Memorial High School game:

“Yikes. Gonna be a fun day at the paper today….”

“And everyone in the chain of production was OK with this?”

“WTF were they thinking”

“This is not ok…was this the cal rec’s doing….can’t imagine the Academy being OK with this…”

“I urge all St J Academy fans not to display this at the game tonight!”

“The Caledonian-Record: Amazing! If you cannot see the racist undertones — unintentional or not — perhaps you need to do a little reading, attend a diversity/cultural/racial sensitivity class, seminar or exhibit, or ask someone of Chinese descent.”

I’ve asked publisher Mark M. Smith for comment. The Caledonian-Record is published in St. Johnsbury, VT.

* Read more comments about the poster (facebook.com)
* “There’s a ton of Asian kids at the Academy. I wonder…” (greenmountaindaily.com)
* Asian American Journalists Association protests the paper’s poster (aaja.org)