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Unfortunate Cavaliers parody video shows fan throwing woman to ground

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CLEVELAND — In a video that played on the jumbotron for fans who attended the Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game on Wednesday night, a Cavaliers fan is shown throwing his girlfriend to the ground after learning she is a Bulls fan.

The video is a parody of this United HealthCare ad, which features an older couple attempting (and failing) to complete “the jump” from Dirty Dancing as (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life plays in the background.

In the Cavaliers version of the video, the woman reveals her Bulls shirt shortly before attempting “the jump.” The Cavaliers fan then throws the woman to the ground and says, “Bulls fan? I didn’t know you were a Bulls fan.”

Deadspin reported the video has since been removed from the team’s Vimeo page.

The team has not publicly commented about the video. WJW talked to a team representative who said they are aware of the video.

Several journalists who covered the game on Wednesday night tweeted about the video after it played inside the arena.

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  • junior

    Wait, would it be ok if it was a girl throwing a guy to the ground? If you think so you are sexist. (And since women are more often the aggressors in domestic violence, that version would further normalize and make fun of the violence men endure from women). It’s hilarious when the politically correct run head-first into the brick walls they keep putting up. Go ahead, be offended by a joke. But how can you claim to be strong, courageous and independent enough to belong in the adult world when you require constant protection from it?

    • dg54321

      Exactly, well said. Are women adults and equals, or not? You can’t have it both ways; the protection and mollycoddling from adult behavior because you are a woman, and at the same time, have all the rights and privileges afforded to adults when you’re immune from the responsibilities that come with those rights.

      Are we equal or not? We seem to get a lot of conflicting messages about that. Time for the PC BS to stop.

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