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Are these commercials racist ?



Santas Swollen Red Sack Is a Bursting With Gifts

Re: Are these commercials racist ?

They're just plain lame and stupid.

Re: Are these commercials racist ?

Lol

Santas Swollen Red Sack Is a Bursting With Gifts

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The last one especially.

And the 2nd one with the image of the black man climbing the tower.

It was funny when he tried he to give the balloon, and from the mom's perspective, it looked like a creepy guy trying to give a kid a balloon, next shot, he had several balloons, so it's happened before. I'm don't think the mom is supposed to be creeped out because he's black, but the fact that she saw an adult man trying to give a toy to her kid out of context. This one uses child kidnapping and racism to sell toothpaste, weird.

Other countries have different views on racial stereotypes so the perspective is going to be different.

They don't have America's history of racial oppression, so an image of a black man being a monkey may be the equivalent of a Irishman being a drunk.

These are also dominant Asian countries, so it isn't white people making these commercials, it's Asians, where the rules are so much different.

I have no legs

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I'd say the one with the balloons was trying to make a statement against racism even if it relied on a racist assumption.

Uh, look man. Make tool! Caveman. No fool!
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Westerners don't understand the inherent racism in Asian societies against blacks. I'm shocked to see them being so open with it. But when I worked for a Taiwanese corporation I was explicitly told never to hire black males in the warehouse and the owner called me in his office when I did.

Uh, look man. Make tool! Caveman. No fool!
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