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Not Again, America

It happened during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final and, of course, it happened again during the gold medal game of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The U.S. women's national soccer team played Japan and, inevitably, "Pearl Harbor" and "Japs" trended on Twitter. Because people are awful, of course.

Want a sample of why those terms were trending? Read on.

That wasn't for Pearl Harbor. It was a damn soccer game. Please, for the love of everything, stop doing this, guys. It doesn't reflect well on any of us. Stop being awful.