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Was the Jamaican Super Bowl commercial racist?

This was what everyone at work was talking about today. It's the talk of all office water coolers, not who won the game but "What was Volkswagen thinking?!" People were calling it blackface but with voices. Personally I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Everyone in my living room just sat there mouth agaped. What did you think? Did Volkswagen go too far?

by Anonymousreply 1502/03/2013

You're a weird one, OP.

by Anonymousreply 102/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 202/02/2013

How on Earth is it racist? If anything it implies that we should all aspire to be more like Jamaicans. (And hopefully not the ones who sing incessantly about killing shi-shi men.)

by Anonymousreply 302/02/2013

Link? Did you not watch the game?

by Anonymousreply 402/02/2013

OP can post from the future if he wants to.

by Anonymousreply 502/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 602/02/2013

The ad was discussed on NPR recently. The Jamaican tourism official certainly didn't regard it as racist, although she said that the accent was slightly off in representing Jamaican Creole.

by Anonymousreply 702/02/2013

Op, I am embarrassed for you dude. You realize the game has not been played yet?

by Anonymousreply 802/02/2013

>>Was the Jamaican Super Bowl commercial racist?


by Anonymousreply 902/02/2013

R8, I'm embarrassed for you. The game was played yesterday. Today is Monday. What country are you living in where you're behind?

by Anonymousreply 1002/02/2013

What game?

by Anonymousreply 1102/02/2013

More importantly is Jamaica homophobic?

by Anonymousreply 1202/02/2013

ha. It is Sunday morning here but even I know the game is tomorrow morning.

by Anonymousreply 1302/02/2013

Very racist. Worse than Jar Jar Binks, massa.

by Anonymousreply 1402/03/2013

LOL you blacks are so sensitive

by Anonymousreply 1502/03/2013
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