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Thread: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    And then follow up with "Donovan McNabb is an overrated quarterback"

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I did not find it particularly racist. I think it makes light of gang culture and domestic violence and dysfunction common to urban decay, and so was in bad taste. It probably deserves the outrage it's getting, but not on racial grounds per se.

    Seems like some people can't resist the urge to automatically label something racist if it 1) offends them and 2) involves someone of a non-white race.
    yeah, the formula seems to be "I don't like this"

    "hmm, involves a swarthly inclined individual"

    "therefore racist"

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Id offer into evidence "Barrack, The Magic Negro"...
    ????
    not sure im familiar, maybe i am, and that would be evidence of what?
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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    I'm inclined to agree with Middleground...the commericial was more mysogentistic than it was racist. But mostly it was just stupid.

    Goats can be funny on their own...but using a goat to threaten a battered woman with more abuse...really isn't that funny.

    Why are young black men in the same police line up with an abusive woman hating goat? Is there a message there?

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    And then follow up with "Donovan McNabb is an overrated quarterback"
    huh?
    what does that have to do with anything?
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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It makes women look like punching bags that should not be taken seriously.
    how does it do that? Seemed it was using over the top troupes, and in no way lended them legitimate credence


    It makes the issue of a woman being beaten comical.
    *sigh*

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    ????
    not sure im familiar, maybe i am, and that would be evidence of what?
    Evidence that perspective is everything. Black guy says it...all good. White guy says it...racist apocalypse.

    I can say with relative certainty that if some white bread Ad agency offered that commercial it would be lambasted.

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Umm.. Are we sure that someone isnt just using a spoof as a real commercial? I dont see how any part of that commercial could sell product. Nothing gets done and the goat gets away... The Dew wasnt done... Unless the whole point was that the prosecution was going to fry the goat even without true ID and testimony? *shrugs* Seems more like someone making fun of Mountain Dew to me. Just look at how bad the "agent" acting and casting is.
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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    huh?
    what does that have to do with anything?
    apparently, generations of difference.

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    Re: Mountain Dew Under Fire for 'Most Racist Commercial in History

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    ????
    not sure im familiar, maybe i am, and that would be evidence of what?
    Barrack the magic negro was something coined by some liberal black professor talking about how white america has some fascination with "the magic negro". Rush Limbaugh picked up on it and was immediately accused of being racist

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