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Interracial commercials

Do they make you uncomfortable?

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by Kafe' Olayreply 2805/22/2020

WTF OP? Honestly!

by Kafe' Olayreply 105/20/2020

What are they precisely?

by Kafe' Olayreply 205/20/2020

This has got to be a Trumptard troll thread. If anything these commercials give me hope in this new land called Trumplandia.

by Kafe' Olayreply 305/20/2020

There are more interracial relationships on TV than in real life.

by Kafe' Olayreply 405/21/2020

For some reason, Datalounge is [bold]obsessed[/bold] with this topic.

by Kafe' Olayreply 505/21/2020

[quote]For some reason, Datalounge is obsessed with this topic.

Because Datalounge thinks it's still 1952.

by Kafe' Olayreply 605/21/2020

I’ve noticed a lot of them over the past year. It’s nice to see.

by Kafe' Olayreply 705/21/2020

How sad, OP, to be so desperate for attention.

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by Kafe' Olayreply 805/21/2020

What's your obsession with race, moron?

by Kafe' Olayreply 905/21/2020

It's the Race Troll back up to her tiresome old tricks again. Obsessive and demented. Grinds them out like shit burgers.

by Kafe' Olayreply 1005/21/2020

R9 see R10

by Kafe' Olayreply 1105/21/2020

No but you poll makes me uncomfortable, you do realize it is 2020 don't you OP? What decade are you living in?

by Kafe' Olayreply 1205/21/2020

OP lives in Mississippi (or, Moscow)

by Kafe' Olayreply 1305/21/2020

Why on earth would they?

by Kafe' Olayreply 1405/21/2020

Not only do they not make me uncomfortable, I hardly even notice them when they're on, just like regular commercials.

by Kafe' Olayreply 1505/21/2020

Fuck you op. Go eat your potato and drink your vodka.

by Kafe' Olayreply 1605/21/2020

Wake me up when they have gay couples in commercials.

by Kafe' Olayreply 1705/21/2020

When this Cheerios ad debuted in 2013, it was considered controversial. Now, it would go nearly unnoticed.

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by Kafe' Olayreply 1805/21/2020

R17 There are gay couples in TV ads for Prep.

by Kafe' Olayreply 1905/21/2020

I notice it when the ad comes on, but not nearly as much as I noticed just a couple of years ago.

by Kafe' Olayreply 2005/21/2020

R6 Even in 1952 there was Lucy and Desi... some people want it to be like the 1860's

by Kafe' Olayreply 2105/21/2020

I have noticed it over the past year and it's everywhere. I find it glaringly pandering. Why not just cast a black couple or an Indian couple, etc. It's not like if I see a black couple enjoying Cheerios I'm going to think- oh, that cereal's only for black people. Who thinks like that? I can't even imagine racists do.

by Kafe' Olayreply 2205/21/2020

R22 Look around... it's not uncommon for people of different backgrounds to be married

by Kafe' Olayreply 2305/21/2020

It doesn’t make me uncomfortable. However, the commercials are in excess. And I’m starting to wonder

by Kafe' Olayreply 2405/21/2020

[quote] [R22] Look around... it's not uncommon for people of different backgrounds to be married

No, of course it isn't. But the point is that advertisers are almost fetishizing it lately.

by Kafe' Olayreply 2505/21/2020

Where's ours?

by Kafe' Olayreply 2605/22/2020

[quote]It doesn’t make me uncomfortable. However, the commercials are in excess. And I’m starting to wonder

In other words, it makes R24 uncomfortable.

by Kafe' Olayreply 2705/22/2020

I was just watching an old 80s movie, Looker, about a device that hypnotizes consumers into wanting to buy a particular product in a commercial. They were doing a demonstration early on in the film and they showed exactly where the viewer's eye went throughout the entire commercial. It revealed that he was totally focused on the model and not at all on the product.

it reminded me of the whole interracial couple explosion in commercials. These manufacturers are going for woke points at the expense of selling their product. If I see a white person, if I see an Asian couple, if I see a black family, I barely note it and I focus on what they're selling. If I see an interracial couple, it completely puts the focus on the fact that the advertiser is trying to be trendy and I completely forget what the product is that they're selling. And it's hard to qualify it because it's not that the couple or family is interracial, it's the overuse of it. Or the trend chasing.

When I was a kid and more people watched broadcast television, we always knew when a "trend" had reached peak saturation (not that we knew to call it that, we just knew it had become uncool), and that was when you saw it in a McDonalds commercial. Everything from disco to breakdancing to valley girl speak, if McDonalds centered a commercial around it, we had already moved off from it. This whole topic reminds me of that.

by Kafe' Olayreply 2805/22/2020
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