The Week: i-Q - The Internet Question - What do you think of the 'slant-eyed' Olympics race row?

Rather than condemn the Argentinians, and particularly the Spanish, it's probably better to encourage them to change - to accept that everything is global now and people are different. - Mark Griffiths

I know a few Spaniards and they are all horrified that these sportsmen and sportswomen have been so naive. Pulling a "slit eyes" gesture is never "funny or something", even in Spain. - Stuart Aplin

Why don't you ask the nearly one million Brits enjoying a life in Spain how racist the Spanish really are? - EZee

It was pretty naive to think the image would not be beamed around the world ten times over and not offend someone. - Dee Mistry

If it is perceived as racist, it is racist. Keep to this simple guideline and sports people and advertisers will not go far wrong. - Mark Pawlak

I am reminded of an excellent letter in the latest Viz from one Ena B Sharples ... "How can the Spanish Formula One fans be racist, as surely they are foreigners themselves?" - Rory Sutherland

I am Chinese and I don't feel this ad is insulting me at all. In our culture, "slit eyes" are not considered bad looking. Having been in the UK for six years, I can understand why it is inappropriate here. - B Li

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