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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Is this ad (OR the one just added in post 35) ethnically offensive?


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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:12 AM
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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

More just painfully stupid (from a diehard VW nut).

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:16 AM
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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

No, impersonating accents is not racist.
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no more so than 30 rock

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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2013, 02:25 AM
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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

You've never heard a white Jamaican speak? How about one of Asian descent?



Ok, you really don't hear much of her accent here, but I just wanted to post it. lol

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Don't White Jamaicans also speak like that?
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2013, 03:28 AM
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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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No, impersonating accents is not racist.
This ad makes fun of an accent and is considered racist.



I would say that the VW ad makes fun of a stereotype which has become it's own entity apart from race. At the same time, the irony of the ad is derived from the implication that a stereotypical Jamaican (who is typically Black), has no place in a corporate setting. Bottom line: I couldn't tell you.

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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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You've never heard a white Jamaican speak? How about one of Asian descent?



Ok, you really don't hear much of her accent here, but I just wanted to post it. lol
I've heard more than a few white Jamaican's speak like that, just as in some parts of the Southern US whites and blacks have similar pronunciations of words.

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Even being pre-warned, no, I don't find this racially offensive.

I do cringe at the thought of what other stupid commercials are coming up Super Bowl Sunday...

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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

I cringe that I didn't write any of them. All those $$ going to someone else.

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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

lots of real issues in the world, no need to manufacture more. mimicking the accent is fine even with piss poor execution. if i got offended every time someone offered a "whats up mon?" id be a continually mad ico. (btw most real Jamaicans don't say 'mon" unless imitating foreigners)

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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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This ad makes fun of an accent and is considered racist.



I would say that the VW ad makes fun of a stereotype which has become it's own entity apart from race. At the same time, the irony of the ad is derived from the implication that a stereotypical Jamaican (who is typically Black), has no place in a corporate setting. Bottom line: I couldn't tell you.
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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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This ad makes fun of an accent and is considered racist.



I would say that the VW ad makes fun of a stereotype which has become it's own entity apart from race. At the same time, the irony of the ad is derived from the implication that a stereotypical Jamaican (who is typically Black), has no place in a corporate setting. Bottom line: I couldn't tell you.
How you cannot differentiate between the two commercials offends me deeply. Shame on you for posting this POS.

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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

It's as racist as white bread... but it's about as great as white bread too (I hate white bread)

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Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

It's a scandal, this ad reminds me of the darkest hours of humanity

It's not the best ad of VW though...

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