The Obnoxious Police are on the prowl again: VW Superbowl ad criticized as "racist"

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    With all that's transpiring in the world, this is deemed offensive ..........


    [video=youtube;9H0xPWAtaa8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H0xPWAtaa8[/video]


    VW ad about a happy-go-lucky white guy who tells office mates to be happy in his Jamaican accent has been criticized by some.--- Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY


    No, Darth Vader — spurned by Volkswagen for this year's Super Bowl commercial — hasn't concocted cultural revenge.
    But the force is suddenly hitting VW, with vocal critics claiming its big game spot — this time featuring a white, Midwesterner who feigns a Jamaican accent — is racist.

    VW insists it will broadcast the ad during Sunday's game on CBS. "There is no thought to pulling it," says Tim Mahoney, chief product and marketing office at Volkswagen of America. It began showing online Monday and since then, has been a social-media buzz saw — with most folks liking it, but some critics totally trashing it.........

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    "It's pretty horrific," says Ricki Fairley-Brown, president of the multicultural marketing agency Dove Marketing. "Why do they have a white guy from Minnesota faking a Jamaican accent?"


    Even more troubled by the spot is Rochelle Newman-Carrasco, chief hispanic marketing strategist at Walton Isaacson, an African-American, Gay/Lesbian and Hispanic agency. "What happens in this ad is that the culture becomes a punch line, and that is offensive."

    Pop cultural guru Barbara Lippert is not amused, either. "It made me uncomfortable to see all of those white people in an office setting doing this," she says. "I found it offensive.".................


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/01/29/volkswagen-super-bowl-commercial-racism/1874213/
     
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    Is that Rodney Allen Rippy on the left?
     
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    lol
     
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    Opie And Anthony played this clip last week, we sure have come a long way in this country
    [video=youtube;7dKpHtc9F9M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dKpHtc9F9M&feature=youtube_gdata_player [/video]
     
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    Westerberg Feelin' like a hundred bucks 2010 OG Gold

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    Still ^ true to this day.
     
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    i love how they use chill winston from lock stock an two smoking barrels
     
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    They shoulda dressed him in blackface smoking a doob. Now you're talking.
     
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    Reggie Nobles best rapper of the group.
     
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    .."A guy who's a fag, is a queer" .. Classic Archie
     
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    Unreal. Cant say or do anything anymore
     
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    i like the commercial. accents ain't racist. ching chong ting tong.
     
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    The fact that this commercial offends anyone is rediculous so I'm not surprised.

    I love the new Beetle BTW......if there was an AWD .:R version I'd be all over it!
     
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    The unspoken rule in advertising nowadays is that white men are to be depicted as hapless, impotent idiots, while the Blaecks are always wise and well-spoken sages....the Magical Negro, so to speak.

    I agree with Lippert, though, in many other advertisements: It makes me uncomfortable to see all of those blaeck people in an urbane setting, talking and behaving like white people. I find it offensive.
     
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    I bet the only people who have an issue with are uptight white folks. I bet there isnt a Jamaican person alive who would find this offensive.


    Perhaps saying that makes me racist? :dontknow:
     
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    ......"It's pretty horrific," says Ricki Fairley-Brown, president of the multicultural marketing agency Dove Marketing. "Why do they have a white guy from Minnesota faking a Jamaican accent?"

    "Horrific"?!?!?! Really?! Morons. And good job missing the entire point.
     
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    This seems important
     
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    I remember talking to a gook in Trinidad who had the heaviest creole accent I ever heard. I thought he was fucking around but he was from Trinidad and really talked like that

    Ad agency should say this guy is from Jamaica :up:
     
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    Speaking as a liberal hippie douche, people who protest these things do not give a shit about race, they just like to champion causes that they can barnacle their name to. They are essentially reality TV stars of the social/moral landscape.

    The only real racism I see are the two protestors who are so preoccupied with race that they see it everywhere. Your average person, black/white, man/woman, conservative/liberal, whatever, would not make a connection to race/