Is the photo offensive?
In of itself I personally do not find it offensive. Inappropriate perhaps given the photo was taken in Beijing at the insistence of the courier company sponsoring the Spanish basketball team.
I have sort of “slanty” eyes and remember when I was a kid having school mates ask me which one of my parents was Asian. I was actually quite complimented as I think Asian woman are very beautiful.
Now if all my school mates had mocked me by following me around and making “slanty” eyes as a way of excluding me, that would be offensive as the intent would be to offend.
I highly doubt that the courier company or the Spanish team meant to offend. I think the Ad was likely more of a confirmation for the courier company that YES here is the team and YES we sponsored them during the Beijing Olympics; see their “slanty eyes” … supposedly humorous as an intended reaction.
It would seem that along with eating McDonalds, there is nothing that one can do anymore without the media or the government or a special interest group getting all over us, condemning and never even questioning the source or intent.
“Politically correct” is, in my opinion, “Politically Incorrect” by definition.