Jorge Cantu Apologizes for Tweeting Offensive Korean Photo

Jorge Cantu, former major league now playing in Korea, has gotten himself into hot water after re-tweeting a photo mocking Koreans yesterday. The photo, shown below, asked these questions (translated into English):


Answer the next 5 questions:
1. Which student is asleep?
2. Try to find the male twins.
3. Try to find the female twins.
4. How many of them are girls?
5. Which one is the teacher?

Cantu tweeted this after the firestorm erupted:

To all korean fans…there was a misunderstanding, i accidentaly gave a RT to a picture that i was trying to delete, my apologies.

think you all know how easy going and happy i am to be here and it shows on and off the field ????

From the bottom of my heart, my sincere apologies of this terrible mistake, im so against racism n discrimination, i lived it myself before.

My family and i, we love it here and been feeling the warmth from the doosan bears organization and everybody in this great country ???? TNK U.

Cantu was a third baseman in the majors and hit 104 home runs with 476 RBIs and batted .271 in 847 games over his major league career. He spent the 2013 season with the Quintana Roo Tigers in the Mexican League and hit 31 home runs along with 71 RBIs in 83 games. Cantu signed a $250,000 contract with a $50,000 signing bonus to play for the Doosan Bears in Korea. He was born in McAllen, Texas, went to Sharyland High School, but was raised and makes his home in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico