cnn's "asian women seek groveling men" t-shirt

I've had a lot of confused folks writing in to tell about this headline shirt being sold by CNN: Asian women seek groveling man. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. What the hell? If I'm not mistaken, the shirt is actually a reference to this stupid story that ran last month.

I can see how the shirt would be completely confusing without any context. It still makes little sense, since the headline has actually changed to "Cafe provides royal treatment." Funny, the wording on the shirt has actually been changed from "groveling, white" to just "groveling," though the original headline is still up at the top of the page.

Depending on how you look at it, the shirt conveys multiple, equally confusing messages about Asian women. I'd be curious to see if anyone actually buys it and wears it... and why.

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