Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

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Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:19 pm

Featuring a very white man speaking with a distinctly Jamacian accent.

Personally, I think it's hilarious...
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:24 pm

I haven't seen it, but how is a white guy talking with a Jamaican accent racist?
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:25 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I haven't seen it, but how is a white guy talking with a Jamaican accent racist?

I don't get it either, but the medias making a big deal out of it... I can't sem to post the YouTube link from my iPad, so if someone else wants to put it up I'd appreciate it.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:25 pm

Everything is offensive.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Rylan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 pm

Because we all know only black people can have a Jamaican accent.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 pm

People are so butthurt nowadays...
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:39 pm

Is the NBA racist for having so few white players?
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Bioshock on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 pm

columbia wrote:Is the NBA racist for having so few white players?


Are the Pens racist for only winning in their white uniforms?
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby ulf on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:27 pm

People are too sensitive
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:34 pm

columbia wrote:Is the NBA racist for having so few white players?


dont you remember a few months ago when the NAACP or someone called out the minnesota timberwolves for being too white?
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:39 pm

Thankfully I don't.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:40 pm

columbia wrote:Thankfully I don't.


Here ya go. :wink: :scared:

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2 ... ne-terrell
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby count2infinity on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:40 pm

It's not racist at all. It's ridiculous to think it is.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Pens Fan Since 1970 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:51 pm

Bioshock wrote:
columbia wrote:Is the NBA racist for having so few white players?


Are the Pens racist for only winning in their white uniforms?


:lol:
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:14 pm

I just watched it for the first time and I think it's hilarious.


And white people from the islands talk that way, too. So there.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:15 pm

Dont fret my brotha! sticky bum come soon!
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Azkar on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:18 pm

hahaha, that's awesome
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Rylan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:28 pm

I think if anything its paying compliment to the attitudes of the Caribbean
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:29 pm

Frankly. this FedEx commercial is funnier :pop:

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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby JS© on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:43 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:Featuring a very white man speaking with a distinctly Jamacian accent.

Personally, I think it's hilarious...


Good to see Snow is still getting work in 2013 8-)

Image

the lyrics to Informer wrote:"When I'm at a dance they say, "Where you come from?", people then say I come from Jamaica..."
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:58 pm

Comedian Jim Norton had a nice rant on this. I'll see if I can find it.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:17 pm

Not offensive. Not hilarious, either. Mildly humorous.

I think a bigger deal is Taco Bell pulling their Super Bowl ad which made fun of vegans.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:08 pm

I'm more concerned about a dude driving a VW Beetle. :lol:

J/K. VW is trying to market the redesigned Beetle to dudes.
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:11 pm

Good god, I just watched that ad for the first time. People need to get a life
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Re: Is VW's Super Bowl Commercial racist?

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:17 pm

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