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    Default Does Jamaican flavor of VW Super Bowl ad go too far?



    Super Bowl ads are no stranger to controversy, but Volkswagen's newly released commercial is already raising eyebrows.
    In it, "Dave" – a white man from Minnesota – speaks in a fake Jamaican accent as he implores his co-workers to "get happy" and overcome "the Mondays." Eventually, office life brightens and Dave takes his boss and some co-workers for a spin in his Beetle. Each speaks with a Jamaican accent as the commercial ends.

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    I think the world has gone a little soft. Maybe I am missing something but I think it is a great ad. The Jamaican guy at work thinks it is hilarious...guy from Minnesota... He couldn't stop laughing at that. "Land of 10000 lakes!"
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    i think it's a very good ad.

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    I don't get it? Why would that ad stir controversy? Are we supposed to infer that they used marijuana in the VW? Are we supposed to think it's racist that a "white" guy from Minnesota is speaking like a Jamaican? I think the ad is cute and if people find controversy with it, they need to lighten (or maybe just "light" - ha!) the fuck up!

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    I thought it was a good add, the accent was done well. The only irony I see is, how is a car, the Volkswagon Beetle, which was originally commissioned to by Adolph Hitler, supposed to have the power to make us happy?
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    Love it.

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    Too Far? With what for fuck's sake?




    OH a link to NBC... I get it now...
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    So, does nobody realize that there are whites in Jamaica who legitimately have Jamaican accents? It's an accent. If they were in black-face with dreads, then people should be bitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    So, does nobody realize that there are whites in Jamaica who legitimately have Jamaican accents? It's an accent. If they were in black-face with dreads, then people should be bitching.
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    Coke ad racist? That's the charge being made about Coca Cola's new Super Bowl ad, set to air this Sunday. Arab-Americans have sharply criticized the 'racist' Coke ad, which depicts an Arab walking through a desert with a camel.

    Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, calling the coke ad 'racist.' One group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Coke ad racist? That's the charge being made about Coca Cola's new Super Bowl ad, set to air this Sunday. Arab-Americans have sharply criticized the 'racist' Coke ad, which depicts an Arab walking through a desert with a camel.

    Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, calling the coke ad 'racist.' One group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.

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    WTF is even a tad bit racist about the coke ad? And the other one with the Minnasnowda dude working the jamaican talk was great. Out.
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    I'm offended....


    Then again, I'm offended by all commercials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Coke ad racist? That's the charge being made about Coca Cola's new Super Bowl ad, set to air this Sunday. Arab-Americans have sharply criticized the 'racist' Coke ad, which depicts an Arab walking through a desert with a camel.

    Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, calling the coke ad 'racist.' One group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/La...-Bowl-ad-video
    Wait a second. If those aren't camels that Arabs walk through the desert with than what are they, Their wives!

    Saying that's racist is like saying it's racist to show a bunch of black men playing basketball in an inner city basketball court and stopping to drink a coke.

 

 

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