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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:08 PM

Jamaica tells VW - we are not amused

with that SuperBowl ad. Go Cheney yourselves VW - that ad is racist to the core and the accents are atrocious.

http://mashable.com/2013/01/28/vw-super-bowl-ad-jamaican/

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Reply Jamaica tells VW - we are not amused (Original post)
malaise Jan 2013 OP
msanthrope Jan 2013 #1
Warpy Jan 2013 #2
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #4
Initech Jan 2013 #6
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #3
Schema Thing Jan 2013 #5
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #7
malaise Jan 2013 #11
dballance Jan 2013 #13
Schema Thing Jan 2013 #16
dballance Jan 2013 #19
malaise Jan 2013 #8
onehandle Jan 2013 #9
malaise Jan 2013 #12
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #17
lob1 Jan 2013 #10
snooper2 Jan 2013 #14
malaise Jan 2013 #20
snooper2 Jan 2013 #29
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2013 #15
jwirr Jan 2013 #18
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #21
malaise Jan 2013 #24
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #22
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #23
HipChick Jan 2013 #25
virgogal Jan 2013 #26
CalFresh Jan 2013 #27
malaise Jan 2013 #28

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:14 PM

1. Not funny. Not funny at all. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:17 PM

2. Insulting to Jamaicans

and I want to punch that guy in the mouth and take a baseball bat to his shiny new car.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:21 PM

4. Not just Jamaicans-that's insulting to any human with an IQ higher than 25.

And I agree about the bat.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:25 PM

6. About 95% of advertisements on TV are insulting to anyone with a high IQ.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:19 PM

3. I thought it was just plainly stupid...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:23 PM

5. It's not particularly funny, but it isn't racist. It's complementary to Jamaican patois and style.


It's ok to notice the differences in cultures. Really, it is.




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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:31 PM

7. Agreed. I've been to Jamaica several times, and the aquaintances I've made there ...

pretty much talk like that. Not really humorous, but I don't see any racism there.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:34 PM

11. I don't know anyone in Jamaica who talks like that

It's really bad.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:56 PM

13. I Don't Know any Jamaicans Who Talk Like That

Of course all the Jamaicans I've met were through professional connections and not as a tourist. Perhaps some in the tourist industry talk that way on purpose because we expect them to.

When I saw the commercial on Starting Point yesterday I was kind of appalled. White people imitating the stereotypical Jamaican accent? Yep, that racially sensitive.

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Response to dballance (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:15 PM

16. eh? you've reduced the difference between Jamaicans and Minnesotans to "Minnesotans are White...

...people"?



Was Fargo a racially insensitive movie because it gently and not so gently smiled at the upper-midwestern accent and mannerisms? Or was it ok because it was White people in the movie?



Jesus Christ people, there's enough turmoil in the world from people actually INTENDING to hurt other people w/o folks looking to create turmoil from good-natured interactions.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:23 PM

19. I Really Don't See How You Draw That Conclusion From my Post

And, I'm not going to take your bait in trying to address you response that has absolutely no relevance to my post.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:31 PM

8. If they were interested in the differences in cultures they might have

used a real rather than fake Jamaican accent - that is your typical racist caricature.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:32 PM

9. I think their campaign is tied to this long format teaser featuring Jimmy Cliff

Not defending them, just letting you know.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:48 PM

12. Jimmy Cliff has neer been viewed as a progressive in

Jamaica. Never forget that he toured South Africa during apartheid.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:15 PM

17. Ha! There's two seconds of Jack Rebney the swearing Winnebago Man at :26

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:34 PM

10. The song they use at the end is "Come On, Get Happy" by the Partridge Family.

Hardly Jamaican.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:04 PM

14. Jamaica didn't say anything...that's just a blog...

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:25 PM

20. Maybw you should tune in to Jamaican radio

and hear for yourself.

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:58 PM

29. wonderful, we have an upset DJ now..

any mainstream articles? Anybody elected into office make a statement?

Is this hugh yet?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:09 PM

15. I read the comments and couldn't find Jamaica's...

Some people will get offended by a gentle ocean breeze it seems. I wonder how many of the offendeds feel the same about (insert name here), the black comic, speaking in an accent meant to give the mental picture of a white nerd in a turtleneck sportin' a pen-protector in his breast pocket.

Fucking lighten up already.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:18 PM

18. Totally agree.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:26 PM

21. I found the one with the dad who can't throw to be saddening

It literally made me sad. I left the ad thinking about how sad everything was, and sticking that to Volkswagon. Very weird ad campaign.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:40 PM

24. It's pathetic

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:28 PM

22. The comments thread at Mashable seem to refute your premise.

Mon.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:28 PM

23. Just something else to get outraged about, so there's...

 

...no time for the important things.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:00 PM

25. I find the Geico ad offensive

This is pretty stupid of VW

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:09 PM

26. The accents are no more atrocious than some of

the Irish brogues I have heard.

Or Boston accents.

Why is this ad racist and not the others?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:34 PM

27. You may not like the ad, but

 

tens of millions of people will see and talk about this Super Bowl ad before the teams even walk on the field. The more it's in the news the better it is for VW. We got played.

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Response to CalFresh (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:37 PM

28. Yes we got played

as usual

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