Everyone wants a piece of Jeremy Lin. From Linsanity to Lin-credible then Va-Lin-tine, news headlines have been trying to find wordplays to match the new sensation[轰动] on the NBA court with his meteoric[流星] shoot to stardom.
However, “A Chink in the Armor”, a news headline that blamed Lin for his team’s loss of a game, is obviously a turnoff which threw a PR[公关] disaster at ESPN[娱乐体育节目电视网], one of world’s major sports network. It also cost an editor his job. The charge is racism.
The case again reminds Americans that while the First Amendment[修订] guarantees freedom of speech, a wrong choice of word might ignite[点燃] a bomb.
It’s also a warning to people outside the country who engage in international communications.