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Jan 31st, 2013 11:56 PM
*JR*
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

Uh, oh. Is Coca-Cola slying referring to "camel jockeys", a diss of the Arabs?

Jan 31st, 2013 11:50 PM
Orbis
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

No. Unless you make it a point to try and be offended by everything? Jah mon, just kick back and relax

On another note, one of my pet peeves is dumbass car commercials that are about something completely random, and then at the end it reveals that it's actually advertising a car. Actually wait..car commercials just suck in general.
Jan 31st, 2013 10:42 PM
mykarma
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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Originally Posted by pov View Post
I don't think that anything is of itself offensive. People get offended by things but that's on them.

That said, I don't see anything in this that has anything to do with race. Culture yeah and I'll guess it will ruffle some feathers. But I have no issues with it. I only wish they'd got a real Jamaican to do it. (There are white Jamaicans.) I think that would have been funnier.


Oh and yeah the fact that there are white Jamaicans is yet another reason why this ad has nothing to do with race.
Jan 31st, 2013 10:36 PM
mykarma
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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Originally Posted by moby View Post
It's culturally offensive.
I'm glad you said that because I'm still trying to figure out what the hell the commercial is even trying to say. Whose the audience that they're trying to reach anyway, all I can say is that it's one damn stupid commercial.
Jan 31st, 2013 01:51 PM
matthias
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

perfect ad, since it started a controversy
Jan 31st, 2013 01:15 PM
*JR*
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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Originally Posted by edificio View Post

I agree on the culturally offensive. It is a bad commercial, anyway. I barely made it through the one-minute commercial, it was so annoying.

Seriously, all that time spent not talking about how great is the car. Basically, they could have just had someone driving the car while playing "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
Excellent point, and now we're talking about almost all consumer advertising by bigname companies, which often seems 2B more about winning an award than (trying to state) why that product is better than its competitors. (Also to buy sponsor parties and skyboxes, etc. for the advertiser).

Let's take Canon cameras, or whatever the Hell brand pays Masha to say "make every shot a power shot". Now TOB may be an accomplished athlete and fairly attractive, but that makes her endorsed brand of camera, or (Motorola, I think) cellphone somehow what one should buy?

Even with stuff in one's own profession, ads are generally BS. Take tennis racquets for example. Besides the obvious BS of paint-job lies about what brand one is using, even where not the case the WTA (or ATP) player has the frame weighted much differently than what the "weekend warrior" buys online.
Jan 31st, 2013 09:29 AM
Andy.
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

Its just super cringe worthy
Jan 31st, 2013 09:27 AM
Mikey.
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

It's just awful, that's what it is.
Jan 31st, 2013 02:26 AM
debopero
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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Originally Posted by LeonHart View Post
How you cannot differentiate between the two commercials offends me deeply. Shame on you for posting this POS.
I'm pretty sure Supergrunt is making the argument that an ad can be considered racist or culturally offensive even if it seemingly "just" makes fun of an accent. Don't think he's defending the commercial at all...
Jan 31st, 2013 12:39 AM
edificio
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

I agree on the culturally offensive. It is a bad commercial, anyway. I barely made it through the one-minute commercial, it was so annoying.

Seriously, all that time spent not talking about how great is the car. Basically, they could have just had someone driving the car while playing "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
Jan 30th, 2013 09:24 PM
moby
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

It's culturally offensive.
Jan 30th, 2013 09:19 PM
pov
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

I don't think that anything is of itself offensive. People get offended by things but that's on them.

That said, I don't see anything in this that has anything to do with race. Culture yeah and I'll guess it will ruffle some feathers. But I have no issues with it. I only wish they'd got a real Jamaican to do it. (There are white Jamaicans.) I think that would have been funnier.


Oh and yeah the fact that there are white Jamaicans is yet another reason why this ad has nothing to do with race.
Jan 30th, 2013 07:19 PM
*JR*
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

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Originally Posted by Infiniti2001 View Post

who called the ad racist? I fell bad for the actor, so how about LAME?
http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?p...c-e3013a44eb99

Some are finding the ad offensive, with New York Times columnist Charles Blow telling CNN, "It's like blackface with voices." Another CNN commentator said the spot reminded him of Jar Jar Binks, the maligned "Star Wars" character who was criticized as reflecting some racial stereotypes.
Jan 30th, 2013 05:05 PM
Infiniti2001
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

who called the ad racist? I feel bad for the actor, so how about LAME?
Jan 30th, 2013 01:47 PM
saint2
Re: Is this ad racially offensive?

I don't understand this commercial. Therefore I don't know wich part of it is supposed to be a racist...There are few white dudes, one yellow dude, and... .

Anyway, all cars commercials are retarded and this is no exception (god, I fckn hate cars )
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