- View Single Post - Is this ad (OR the one just added in post 35) ethnically offensive?

View Single Post
post #12 of (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2013, 03:11 AM
country flag JN
Senior Member
JN's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicity, mayne
Posts: 26,604
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

Originally Posted by supergrunt View Post
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.
Black Raspberry? I don't recall that flavor.

chanda · venus (7) · serena (22) · ana (1) · vera · na (2)

Obama Derangement Syndrome is one of many Scourges Destroying Society.
Have pity for and hug the tormented, today.
JN is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome