Writer for NewsOne, Kirsten West Savali exposed racist ad for Uni-ball called “Bust You Out” and company has agreed to drop the ad and apologizes.
*First Pepsi, now another company has fallen into the, obviously, tempting world of racist ads.
Uni-ball, known for their gel ink pens, thought it would be cute to take a punch at black prison inmates and their pen pal “homies” back home.
The commercial for their pen makes little to no sense as they poke fun at the slang typed in Edwardian Script that, according to Uni-ball, calls for a British accent because it isn’t written using their pen.
New Mountain Dew commercial features music group Odd Future and a goat named Felicia. Racist or not?
*The commercials we see these days are racy and some are even being called racist.
But, we are going to leave it up to you to pass judgement on one commercial that is walking a very fine line.
Are you familiar with Mountain Dew’s goat named Felicia? Well, we weren’t either!
But she’s featured in the latest commercial the company is using to sell their sugary, caffeine charged soda.
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Felicia is standing between members of the all African American male group “Odd Future” or as this commercial suggests, the usual suspects, in a police line-up while they await their fate.
Felicia is a talking goat, by the way, who talks like a gang banger. The goat threatens the beat-up white woman while the white detective stands behind her trying to get her to pick any of them.
Any one of them will do.
*There are places where you don’t expect to encounter racists.
Especially those places where you think white liberals and bohemians might frequent and/or places that promote clean living and better thinking.
It appears nothing could be further from the truth. They are everywhere! Even in a major grocery store chain.
I received an e-mail today from a woman that took pics on the upper westside of New York City where Whole Foods is having a sale today.
There is a picture outside the store on an ad easel that appears to depict Obama with his mouth wide open screaming the praises of discounted “whole organic chicken” to potential customers.
Santa’s shocked by Mrs. Claus’ video in this Christmas ad from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
*Were you getting ready to deck the halls with boughs of holly when you saw the latest ad for Samsung’s Galaxy phone?
Did it ruin christmas for you watching Santa get all hot and bothered by Mrs. Claus?
It’s Christmas eve, and Santa boards his sleigh for a night of gift giving, when two elves run up to santa and tell him with excitement that they made him a farewell video they took with their Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Okay, harmless enough. But then Mrs. Claus tells her jolly husband that she’s also made a video.
Ad sponsored by Pivot Point has African Americans saying that the president doesn’t ‘respect’ us.
*The third Presidential Debate was quite amusing as we watched Mitt Romney dance around the foreign policy issues and grab hold to the president’s coattails and not let go.
Like Al Sharpton said, he just needed to survive and that’s what he did…by endorsing Obama’s every move on foreign policy.
But now here comes a super PAC sponsored ad for Romney that puts the less than qualified candidate at the forefront for young African Americans.
Two young black people, a man and a woman, are seen in black and white saying that the president, essentially, does not care about the black community
*If you hadn’t noticed, the campaign trail is heating up!
There have been attacks on both camps and, to be honest, none really more damaging than the other. But no one can call the President a pacifist this time around. He’s hitting back and keeping it on voters’ minds that Romney is out of touch.
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