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  • Only in the US would it be considered racist

    8 29.63%
  • It is racist everywhere

    1 3.70%
  • Holy ****! I can't believe KFC actually made a commerical like that, ha ha ha

    4 14.81%
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't think so...but what was the awkard situation?
    In the beginning of the commercial it said "Cricket survival guide".

    If you know about Cricket, you know its a LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG game. He was going to be stuck in that little "party" for up to four days.

    It's actually a sports joke (note the different color Jersey he's wearing) that doesn't translate well to US consumers.
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    No racism there. However, as the OP demonstrates, imagination thrives in pure ignorance.
    How is it ignorance on my part? I know the ad was made in Australia, that it was a Australian guy in a section with East Indies supporters and that as far as I know there is no racist stereotypes in Australia of black people eating chicken. Notice the top option is "Only in the US would it be considered racist".The ignorance is on your part if you assume that such an ad wouldn't be perceived as racist in the US.
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    I don't know enough about cricket to tell, really. I mean, it's possible. If that commercial was made about a local basketball game, and they purposefully only chose black people for their chicken commercial, then I would say it is racist. But if the teams are international then that situation could very well arise, and it wouldn't be surprising that every fan of an African team would be black.

    Is this video racist?
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    That video is hilarious because of the stereotype.

    Although "ribs" would've been a much better answer than watermelon was.
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    I'm not sure I would go as far as racist. It definitely plays on racial stereotypes though.
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    In the beginning of the commercial it said "Cricket survival guide".

    If you know about Cricket, you know its a LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG game. He was going to be stuck in that little "party" for up to four days.

    It's actually a sports joke (note the different color Jersey he's wearing) that doesn't translate well to US consumers.
    Justin, a test match should be played over five days.

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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    This is the perfect example of cultural projection. I find it interesting that people have commented that under Australian culture fried-chicken is not a black sterotype. But what surprises me is that know one has sufficiently commented on the fact that the black people in the video are meant to be Jamaicans not African Americans.... So the fried chicken stereotype is neither associated with Australian or Jamaican culture. Or do some African Americans assume that any reference to english speaking-black people automatically equates to African-Americans.

    The real reason that KFC pulled the ad is that in this day and age of the internet, continued use of this advert could have resulted in a boycott of their products or at least a lot of flack within the U.S.

    I've seen the adds, if anything it makes the guy look like some sort of social retard. Apparently he can't talk to these people in normal conversation, thus he must resort to bribes of the hydrogenated chicken kind. In the series of adverts, there is an ad where he pinches a KFC product from a person knocked out by a stray cricket ball, and in another he pinches tickets from a scapler by pretending to be a cop. Either way the guy is a dick but not a racists.

    Oh and by the way people, its ****ing fried chicken, I could not give a fancy **** if persons take the piss out my heritage by associating Scottish people with haggis, Tennants Lager or Irn Bru. Seeessssccccchhhhh.
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Justin, a test match should be played over five days.
    That's why cricket has the highest suicide rate of any sport. That's what I call commitment!
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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That's why cricket has the highest suicide rate of any sport. That's what I call commitment!
    is that startling fact about the suicide rate of Aussie fans when we retain the ashes.

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    Re: IS this ad racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Australianlibertarian View Post

    Oh and by the way people, its ****ing fried chicken, I could not give a fancy **** if persons take the piss out my heritage by associating Scottish people with haggis, Tennants Lager or Irn Bru. Seeessssccccchhhhh.
    I concur Jock, and I will nut the first person who mention that one of your relative's must have stolen a loaf of white bread to get them out there in the first place

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