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Racist Super Bowl Ad? Jamaica Embraces Controversial Volkswagen Commercial. Are PC Liberals over sensitive and Race obsessed ?

CAPISCE 2013/02/03 13:17:38
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Isn't it interesting the politically correct, easily offended liberals are UPSET over the VW ad they claim is racist but Jamaicans are not? I watched the whole commercial and it's funny as hell.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica is embracing a controversial Super Bowl commercial that depicts a white office worker from the U.S. Midwest feigning the Caribbean island's lilting patois accent to display a cheerful, upbeat outlook.

Some U.S. critics have described the pregame Super Bowl ad from Volkswagen of America as offensive and culturally insensitive, apparently seeing the commercial that hit the web on Monday as an echo of segregation-era depictions of white people posing as happy-go-lucky black folk. Jamaica's population is predominantly black.

On NBC's "The Today Show," Barbara Lippert, editor-at-large at mediapost.com, said she believed the commercial was racist because it was "just saying that black people are happy." New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow said during an appearance on CNN that the advertisement was like "blackface with voices.
"But the charged reaction has met with puzzlement in Jamaica, which has very visible white, Asian, Middle Eastern and mixed-race minorities that also often speak with the local accent.

The island's government has endorsed the commercial, which shows an ebullient white worker from the U.S. state of Minnesota trying to cheer up glum colleagues with a Jamaican patois accent because he is so happy with his Volkswagen. At the start of the commercial, he paraphrases the lyrics to late reggae icon Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" as he tells his co-workers: "No worries, mon. Everyting will be all right."

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  • Casey 2013/02/04 07:13:39 (edited)
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    Casey
    +1
    Oh my god whoever is upset can get over it. People do realize that white Jamaican's exist right? WTF Jamaican isn't even a race!
  • wtw 2013/02/04 02:49:54
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    wtw
    +1
    Complete little wussies those lefties.
  • skowcog 2013/02/04 01:09:35
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    skowcog
    +1
    Everything they do the run through a PC machine to make sure they never step out of the accepted norm. Absolute bores and total stupidity.
  • Bill 2013/02/03 20:14:25
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    Bill
  • clasact 2013/02/03 19:57:56
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    clasact
    is this racist No is it stupid yes .I dont care if your on the left the right or somewhere in between some are takeing this crap way to seriously
  • Todd Parsons 2013/02/03 19:55:02
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    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Liberals are why the nation is in chaos
  • MyDaydream90 2013/02/03 18:19:43
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    MyDaydream90
    +2
    There's nothing wrong with the commercial. It's funny and the Jamaican accent DOES sound happy and laid-back. So what? It's not negative or a comment on black people as a whole. No one complains about cultural insensitivity when Americans put on a fake British accent for fun to sound sophisticated, snobby, or smart. Jamaica's positive reaction to it says it all. Any objection is just pure self-righteous indignation.
  • CAPISCE MyDaydr... 2013/02/03 18:25:10
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Good post
  • frank 2013/02/03 17:51:35
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    frank
    +1
    This group of liberals is carrying their PC racist views too far, now they are telling Jamaica that the VW ad is racist toward them, even if the Jamaicans don't think so. These liberals need to take their hatred else where.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2013/02/03 17:51:25
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    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    You were actually asking multiple questions that would need yay and nay responses.
    1. Racist ad / No
    2. PC Liberals over sensitive / yes
    3. Race obsessed...ehhh...both yes and no.

    If anyone has ever been to Jamaica you would know that Jamaicans do really come off like this. Great island.

    I like the commercial.
  • CAPISCE ..::loc... 2013/02/03 18:25:53
    CAPISCE
    Thanks and good reply
  • Drummerboy 2013/02/03 17:22:19
  • ray 2013/02/03 17:21:09
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    ray
    +3
    This is supposed to be offensive ? Get real .
  • Woody 2013/02/03 17:00:38
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    Woody
    +2
    No problem Mon...
  • GAC 2013/02/03 16:46:16
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    GAC
    +2
    Without a doubt. Libtards just want to find whatever excuse to suddenly throw the racecard into the discussion. That's how they win over the sheeple to their side.
  • ShadowKat 2013/02/03 16:42:39
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    ShadowKat
    +2
    I've seen it, and thought it was hilarious....
  • CAPISCE ShadowKat 2013/02/03 18:26:24
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Me too
  • Matt M 2013/02/03 15:41:46
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    Matt  M
    +5
    Wrong button. Two question in this poll so depends which one you read. But here's my thoughts

    Watch TV commercials and here is what you should notice. Many commericials have a Goofus and Gallant format. Goofus is always a white male. Gallant is either a female or other ethnicity. Here's a recent one, the Wendy's add about their value menu. The white male bought the poor choice from the competetior. The female bought the smart choice, and another black female called the white male, in effect, a moron.

    So if you have to have a Goofus in a commercial, the only acceptable choice is a white male. No PC outrage? That's odd. Thought PC folks were all about equality blah blah blah...
  • Mytstar... Matt M 2013/02/03 16:44:47
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    good point
  • Beagle Mom Matt M 2013/02/03 17:19:48
    Beagle Mom
    +1
    Are Goofus and Gallant still around?
  • Matt M Beagle Mom 2013/02/03 17:39:20 (edited)
    Matt  M
    +1
    Absolutely. Last time I was in my doctor's office they had a Highlights. Not only G&G; by timbertoes too. I now rock at finding stuff hidden in tree pictures.
  • Beagle Mom Matt M 2013/02/03 17:43:34
    Beagle Mom
    +1
    Loved Highlights as a kid. Thanks for the smile!
  • CAPISCE Matt M 2013/02/03 18:27:25 (edited)
    CAPISCE
    You are a wise and observant man--White Males are the enemy of PC idiots
  • ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-< 2013/02/03 15:37:38
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    ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-<
    What does "Liberals" have to do with that. It's not like everything is about Conservatives/Liberals...
  • CAPISCE ¤Creepy... 2013/02/03 18:29:36
    CAPISCE
    Liberals are notoriously sensitive to anything that doesn't fit into their politically correct little box
  • Trish CAPISCE 2013/02/03 23:44:17
  • Trish ¤Creepy... 2013/02/03 20:11:32
  • Janus 2013/02/03 15:27:58
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    Janus
    +2
    They be all wired and fussin. They be needing some ganja mon.
  • CAPISCE Janus 2013/02/03 18:30:29
    CAPISCE
    LOL---No kidding Mon---Take a ride with the White Widow and become aware
  • Trish 2013/02/03 15:18:14 (edited)
  • CAPISCE Trish 2013/02/03 15:26:01
    CAPISCE
    I think it's really funny---matter of opinion I guess
  • Trish CAPISCE 2013/02/03 20:29:47 (edited)
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/02/03 14:18:54
  • Haole 2013/02/03 14:13:41
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    Haole
    +1
    If you look for a way to be offended you will usually find something. Maybe more people should just offend people on purpose to give these dirt rangers something to whine about, and give them some legitimacy.
  • daany Boy Haole 2013/02/03 15:43:32 (edited)
    daany Boy
    good point.....will you post the same statement on a site posted by queer support groups complaining about the Boy Scouts ban on queers? just wondering :)
  • Haole daany Boy 2013/02/03 19:46:38
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    +1
    I'm not sure it's the same thing but I totally agree with the boy scouts as a private, organization excluding whomever they want and promoting whatever values they see fit. So you are welcome to reuse it any place you would like.
  • daany Boy Haole 2013/02/03 19:53:59
    daany Boy
    that's what i thought...:)
  • ken 2013/02/03 14:07:59
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    ken
  • Kurt 2013/02/03 14:02:46
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    Kurt
    +5
    Liberals today look for anything they can bitch, moan and cry about.
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2013/02/03 13:43:59
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    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +5
    PC Liberals use race as a weapon to whip Americans into line. Worrying about what someone calls you gives way too much power to unethical slugs.

    The people of Jamaica are fine with the ad, so who died and made liberals gods of good taste and the dogs guarding the gates of racism?

    It's about time that the folks who holler "racism" at every opportunity reap the negatives that they sow and either be ignored, laughed at, or embarrassed for their own bad behavior.

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