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NBA star DeMarcus Cousins deserves a slow clap after shutting down a t-shirt giveaway at last night’s Kings game. The all-star center was not a fan of the tees because they featured a purple monkey on them. The t-shirts were going to be handed out to celebrate the Lunar New Year, but came across a bit too insensitive for Cousins since the game was being played on the first day of Black History Month.

NBA analyst and former player Marques Johnson described the situation on his Facebook, writing:

“I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he’s having with Kings operations people. He ask me, ‘Olskool, what you think about this T Shirt? Told him a little insensitive on 1st day of Black History Month’. They pulled the shirts.”

“We all need a lesson in sensitivity,” Kings president Chris Granger said, according to the Sacramento Bee. “In an effort to celebrate Chinese New Year, we had some concerns about the T-shirt giveaway, so we pulled them all before the doors opened. Certainly we don’t want to offend anybody, and we acted as soon as we heard the concern.”

Several people have slammed Cousins on social media for offending Chinese fans and their culture with his protest, but those people might be ignorant to the actual start date the Lunar New Year which is February 8th not 1st.

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  1. djs1138

    February 2, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    Purple monkeys are now racist? Ain’t Utopia grand!

  2. Beelzebub

    February 2, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    N*GGERS are monkeys

  3. golfhacker

    February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Marques Johnson – “He ask me, ‘Olskool, what you think about this T Shirt?” Sounds like blacks should focus more on celebrating September – National Literacy Month.

  4. Paul Stamos

    February 2, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    So we need to act like monkeys do not exist? What about being sensitive to the Chinese-Americans? Maybe change it to the year of the Gorilla?

  5. Union Lacktivist

    February 3, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Demarcus Cousins is a effing moron.

  6. disqcoduck

    February 7, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    I would NEVER compare or call DeMarcus a monkey. According to Chinese astrology, monkeys are “clever, quick-witted, courageous”

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Michael Rapaport Calls Himself The “MVP Of Talking Trash” Following Janet Jackson Controversy

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Michael Rapaport came under fire earlier this month for slamming Janet Jackson Appreciation Day which was on Super Bowl Sunday. But now, he is speaking a slightly different tune.

On February 4th, as Janet fans used social media to praise the singer, Michael took to Twitter to do what he does best: Talk mess.

“Can anybody crying for Janet Jackson right now tell me the last Janet Jackson song that was popping,” he wrote. “Motherf*cka’s wanna make nothing something 24/7/365 & Super Bowl Sunday.”

Michael, however, is slightly backing down from his aggressive words. HipHollywood caught up with the actor during the premier of Shot In The Dark, to discuss not only his ability to talk “sh*t,” but being attacked by Black Twitter.

“I love Janet Jackson, respect Janet Jackson,” he told us exclusively. “The context of what I said is that Janet Jackson isn’t popping now like she was popping in the 80’s, 90’s. Doesn’t mean she’s not an icon.”

Rapaport, who is known to stir up on some drama with his Twitter antics, then added about being a sh*t talker: “I’m proud of the way I talk sh*t, I’m the MVP of talking trash. I can give it as good as I can take it.” 

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