Your complaints, Editor's statement on Dan Jenkins tweet
We received a number of letters of complaint about a Dan Jenkins tweet during the Masters regarding Y.E. Yang. These two are representative. They are followed by a statement from Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde:
Dan Jenkins' tweet regarding Y.E. Yang was extremely offensive and racist. I am an avid reader of your website and magazine and I am disappointed that you would allow this type of comment to represent your corporation. I am a second generation Asian American and I have a Bachelor's degree in Asian American studies. Jenkins' comments offended me and my family and my community. You have lost a loyal customer unless Dan Jenkins is removed from this website.
David Ha, Liguana Niguel
You should require Dan Jenkins to apologize for his comments about Y.E. Yang. (A major championship winner who beat Tiger head to head) being a delivery driver of Chinese food. If you don't have a problem with this, or if he doesn't see his inappropriate behavior, why doesn't he say that Phil Mickelson looks like the pizza delivery boy, or Justin Leonard looks like the UPS driver? The point is I can't imagine him saying that a white player looks like the bag boy at Kroger, the stock man at Wal-Mart. Come on, Golf Digest...it is 2010. People from all over the world play golf.
Today Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde issued this statement:
Dan Jenkins' Masters tweet about Y.E. Yang generated several letters of protest. Jenkins’ reference was intended to play off the PGA champion Y.E. Yang's name and the P.F. Chang's restaurant chain. We removed it from our
archive and apologize for any offense. Certainly none was intended.