UnderGround Forums GSP apoligizes publicly for Rising Sun logo

3/25/13 4:27 PM
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Actually Hayabuza, posted on the GSP facebook page.

GSP's facebook comment :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.

Hayabuza's facebook comment :
Since Georges St-Pierre wore our walkout gi at UFC 158 we have received attention surrounding the negative connotation of the rising sun graphic used. The last thing we want is to offend or alienate anyone with the choice of design on our products.

We at Hayabusa have the utmost respect for culture and history and appreciate all of our customers worldwide. As such, we accept full responsibility for this design and are taking all complaints and comments very seriously.

The gi worn by GSP will not be brought to market. In addition, we will be very conscious of this specific design element when developing future communication materials and products.

Please accept our sincerest apology for any offence this has caused. If you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please feel free to discuss it with us at customerservice@hayabusafightwear.com. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Craig Clement
Co-President
Hayabusa Fightwear Inc.
https://www.facebook.com/HayabusaMMA/posts/544417908935731
3/25/13 4:32 PM
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Hespect Phone Post
3/25/13 4:32 PM
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Dr Doom - The best threads are always the ones where the OP acknowledges in the first sentence that the thread title is complete bullshit.

GSP's facebook post :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.
3/25/13 4:40 PM
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MartinLav - 
Dr Doom - The best threads are always the ones where the OP acknowledges in the first sentence that the thread title is complete bullshit.

GSP's facebook post :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.

But he didn't publicly apologize. The writer he employ's to update his social media channels wrote an apology.
3/25/13 4:42 PM
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It's kind of sad that GSP didn't even type that shit. he probably just text his facebook handler to write that.
3/25/13 4:43 PM
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Good for Hayabusa and GSP!
3/25/13 4:43 PM
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UGCTT croy_00 - But he didn't publicly apologize. The writer he employ's to update his social media channels wrote an apology.

The PR person at my company writes press releases that I put on our website.

Do I write the press releases or does the PR person?

3/25/13 4:44 PM
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Hey Korean Zombie, how about you stop appropriating and exploiting my Haitian heritage with your racist and exploitative name.
You're such a fucking dick!!!

....for making me smile. Phone Post
3/25/13 4:45 PM
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"Georges St. Pierre Publicly Ducks The Korean Zombie"

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3/25/13 4:49 PM
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Who cares. No harm, no foul. Nothing was done on purpose and it won't happen again.

3/25/13 4:51 PM
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Perhaps KZ could have a word with the owner of this Korean bar?

http://korea.lablob.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/125101_dec15_07_1.jpg

Blue please?
3/25/13 4:51 PM
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UGCTT croy_00 -
MartinLav - 
Dr Doom - The best threads are always the ones where the OP acknowledges in the first sentence that the thread title is complete bullshit.

GSP's facebook post :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.

But he didn't publicly apologize. The writer he employ's to update his social media channels wrote an apology.
I'd say Facebook was a public apology. Phone Post
3/25/13 4:53 PM
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WTF....7/11??

3/25/13 4:57 PM
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Is he going to keep wearing his bandanna too?

3/25/13 5:02 PM
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hubris - Is he going to keep wearing his bandanna too?


Yeah why not it isnt the rising sun.
3/25/13 5:03 PM
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3/25/13 5:03 PM
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hubris - Is he going to keep wearing his bandanna too?

there is a difference between the Japanese national flag and the imperial 'rising sun' flag. Phone Post
3/25/13 5:05 PM
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UGCTT croy_00 - 
MartinLav - 
Dr Doom - The best threads are always the ones where the OP acknowledges in the first sentence that the thread title is complete bullshit.

GSP's facebook post :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.

But he didn't publicly apologize. The writer he employ's to update his social media channels wrote an apology.

BOOM! lol

 

Cindy

3/25/13 5:06 PM
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hubris - Is he going to keep wearing his bandanna too?


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CindyO -
UGCTT croy_00 - 
MartinLav - 
Dr Doom - The best threads are always the ones where the OP acknowledges in the first sentence that the thread title is complete bullshit.

GSP's facebook post :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.

But he didn't publicly apologize. The writer he employ's to update his social media channels wrote an apology.

BOOM! lol

 

Cindy

GTFO Cindy. Your SPONSORED opinion doesn't fucking matter. Phone Post
3/25/13 5:11 PM
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GSP haters are gonna hate...
I have PR people writing stuff and verifying everything before we make it public. If it's sensitive I run it by lawyers too.

Most high profile stars and semi-big businesses employ theses tactics too.
3/25/13 5:12 PM
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cheesesteak - It's kind of sad that GSP didn't even type that shit. he probably just text his facebook handler to write that.

Yup, no accountability here, to apologize on the internet is fucking stupid, and ridiculous, minimize the seriousness of what's actually happened. GSP took the coward way out.
3/25/13 5:13 PM
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Dr Doom - 
MartinLav - 
Dr Doom - The best threads are always the ones where the OP acknowledges in the first sentence that the thread title is complete bullshit.

GSP's facebook post :
I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.

Well I am a retard, I read the first sentence and then saw the same Hayabusa statement so didn't bother to read the whole post.

I would like to formally internet apologise to the OP.

But in my defence, as has been pointed out, I am still technically correct as GSP didn't actually write that.

Every high profile compagny / person hire PR people to handle stuff like this.
3/25/13 5:14 PM
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He will promptly switch out the rising sun and replace it with a swastika, a symbol far less offensive to the MMA community.

3/25/13 5:19 PM
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KingInFishnetsBottomingBetas - 
cheesesteak - It's kind of sad that GSP didn't even type that shit. he probably just text his facebook handler to write that.

Yup, no accountability here, to apologize on the internet is fucking stupid, and ridiculous, minimize the seriousness of what's actually happened. GSP took the coward way out.

man you need a shrink dude.