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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 2005, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nogger Black Ice Cream Ad Racist?

Oddly Enough - Reuters Group Says 'Nogger' Ice-Cream Ad Racist

Fri Apr 15, 8:01 AM ET
Oddly Enough - Reuters



STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish rights group cried foul over advertisements for a liquorice ice-cream, saying the posters for "Nogger Black" were racist.



Not only could the name of the ice-cream bar made by GB Glace cause offence, but the posters, with graffiti-style text, lampooned black culture, the Center Against Racism said.



"The GB Glace company may not be racist, but the ads they use give new life to racist stereotypes," the campaigning group said in a statement.



GB Glace, a part of Anglo-Dutch group Unilever, said it did not believe the ice-cream, or its advertising, was racist. However, it was considering withdrawing another advertising campaign due in May.



"Even if the word 'black' in the logo is inspired by graffiti, we don't see anything wrong with that, nor about alluding to black culture or hip-hop," GB Glace spokeswoman Petronella Warg said.



"We certainly had no intention that the name, 'Nogger', would be associated with any negative word."



A chocolate version of the Nogger ice cream, with a nougat center, has been on sale in Sweden for decades.

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So much for my idea for "Crocker Vanilla Ice Cream"....

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I think I need to see the ad to understand if this is true or not?
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Come on are you telling me they didn't understand how naming black ice cream Nogger and using grafatti in the advertising is offensive. Just replace the o with an i and we all know what that spells.
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umm I don't think the outrage is over the nogger bit. They already sell regular nogger ice cream and it's caramel coloured...it's the new 'black' addition with graffiti ads that's getting the attention.

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some people are so damn stupid.
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the group or the company?

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Does this mean Nobby's Nuts is sexist or discriminative against Brummies too?

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the group or the company?
the company. you would have thought one of them would have said "hey...i dont think adding 'black' on the end is a good idea". smh.
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well, in america maybe, but not sweden. There are plenty of products with the word 'black' in them. It's ice cream.

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Acutally, I take that back. Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't Nogger, the connotations are too obvious. People were paid to come up with that.

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Acutally, I take that back. Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't Nogger, the connotations are too obvious. People were paid to come up with that.
THAT...is my point not the "black" part. adding it on to the end of "nooger".
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Shut the fuck up. Honestly. The article stated that there has been a Nogger ice cream for decades, so get your head out of your ass and chill out.


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