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La Place Mike
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Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way

Saw this ad on the "Today Show". People are saying that it a racist commercial. One woman interviewed said that it is stereotyping black people as happy. I kid you not. (She was a white woman) So what says the poli board.

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EastBankTiger
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
I like the ad, thought that it was pretty funny.

It truly amazes me how far out of their way some people will go these days just to be offended.


La Place Mike
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
I thought it was kind of funny. It actually made me smile. WTF is wrong with people these days.


CarrolltonTiger
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
What sells German engineering better than a Jamaican accent.

If it is a stereotype I think it just sterotypes Jamaican Blacks, American blacks are a bit more more edgy or angry it seems.


La Place Mike
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
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What sells German engineering better than a Jamaican accent.
Yeah. That would be the biggest knock on the commercial. It really does a poor job of selling Volkswagen, but very few commercials actually sell today.


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onmymedicalgrind
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
1. That commercial is awesome.
2. What exactly are people offended about?
3. People nowadays are too damn sensitive.
4. I wish my Jamaican accent was that good.


La Place Mike
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
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What exactly are people offended about?
Like I said one women said it stereotypes black people as happy. Oh the horror. I really don't see anything racist or offensive.


Tom288
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
They would have a heart attack if they saw the VW Polo commercial demonstrating German engineering.

Image: http://gifs.gifbin.com/1237720617_vw-terrorist-fail.gif


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THRILLHO
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More than 93% said they like the spot. So does Wykeham McNeill, Jamaica's minister of tourism and entertainment. "We view it as a compliment," says McNeill. "People should get into their inner Jamaica and get happy." He's even negotiating with VW for some sort of co-branding.


Racist.


GumboPot
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Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way


No.

BTW, anecdotally I find island folks not nearly as sensitive to "Americanized" racial issues.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
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It truly amazes me how far out of their way some people will go these days just to be offended.


If anybody was offended by that they have some serious issues. I liked the ad. I also like the VW add with the suicide bomber.

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TN Bhoy
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
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I thought it was kind of funny. It actually made me smile. WTF is wrong with people these days.


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onmymedicalgrind
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
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Like I said one women said it stereotypes black people as happy. Oh the horror. I really don't see anything racist or offensive.

Black people? That makes no sense.

Jamaicans I can get. But still. Racist? Thats laughable.


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GumboPot
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
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"We view it as a compliment," says McNeill. "People should get into their inner Jamaica and get happy."


Well yeah. That was my first thought.


EastBankTiger
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
They'd actually have more to complain about with this one.

OH SNAP

ETA: Maybe those folks need to be in this video:

Lighten up, frances
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constant cough
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
shite be totally racist mon.


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onmymedicalgrind
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
Now I can totally see that one being considered racist


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Mike da Tigah
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
If that's racist then you know what?

F um


Just tell them to start enjoying life. Maybe the commercial will rub off, but I doubt it.



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trackfan
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
Much ado about nothing.


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Mike da Tigah
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Is this Volkswagon commercial racist or offensive in any way
I'd love to ask them if they think a black man speaking in an English accent is racist.

People really are stupid if that's all they have to whine and belly ache about, and you know what? They don't matter.



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