I say this claim is ridonkulous! What do you think?....
A YouTube video of Toby Keith onstage with Will Smith at a Nobel Peace Prize Concert after party in Norway has caused quite a stir among the Asian community. About 26 seconds into the clip, Toby is standing onstage as Will performs "Rapper's Delight." When he gets to the word "yellow," Toby pulls back his left eye into what could be interpreted as a slant-eyed expression. This act has caused a few reps from Asian watchdog group to cry foul.
A spokesman for the Media Action Network for Asians tells E! Online, quote, "By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans, 'You don't matter. You're not on my radar.'" A rep for the Asian American Justice Center says, quote, "Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Nobel Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture."
So far, Toby's camp has only responded to TMZ.com saying, quote, "No one at the concert thought Toby was out of line. Everyone was impressed with his rapping skills and that's it...It was a very friendly, genuine and supportive atmosphere."