Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cleveland Cavs Insensitive To Domestic Violence?

With some of the bad news incidents coming out of the sports world [most recently from the NFL] about domestic violence and violence against women, you would think sports organizations especially would be super sensitive to that issue.  You would think!

A shameful spoof?
Well read this from ABC News
"The Cavaliers are being criticized on social networks for playing a video during Wednesday night's playoff game that showed a man throwing a woman across a room for wearing a Bulls T-shirt.

During the Cavs' game against Chicago, the team showed a video on its large scoreboard spoofing a popular TV commercial in which a couple fall while attempting the famous lift from "Dirty Dancing." In the Cavs' in-arena promotion, the male Cavs fan lifts his partner then tosses her over a sofa, saying: "Bulls fan? I didn't know you were a Bulls fan."  An announcer then says: "When it's playoff basketball time, you have to be all in. Don't make the same mistake she made."

Here is the video that was aired on the in arena screen during the Cleveland Cavalier playoff game on Wednesday night, May 6, 2015 at the Cavaliers playoff game vs. the Chicago Bulls:

Well I guess according to the Cleveland Cavalier organization, she learned her lesson didn't she.

Sheesh!  Am I the only one who thinks this is disgustingly out of bounds, or am I being too sensitive on just a funny spoof? 

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