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Racist Attitudes So Ingrained, Ad Company Misses the 'Duh' Moment

Something that should have never made it past the brainstorming stage, if it should even have been verbalized at all:

A campaign designed to encourage Ukrainian tourists to travel in Asia has backfired after being branded 'utterly offensive and 'racist.'

The colourful words on the advert for a Kiev travel agency read: 'See Asia like Asians do', with the accompanying tag line telling viewers 'to read the text screw up your eyes.'

It is accompanied by a collage of photos showing people using their index fingers to slant their eyes while reading the poster.

Many of the defenders say that it's clearly a joke and nobody "meant" to be racist. Well, yeah, see, the problem is when you think doing this is ok and not racist. It means the racism is so ingrained that you can't see that it's offensive. You just think "Ha ha. Isn't that a funny joke?". Um...no, it's not. That's not funny and neither is the "I'm pretending to speak Chinese by saying 'ching chong choi'" thing. Just in case you were wondering. It just means you're ignorant.


By min | June 26, 2012, 12:46 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (3)| Link



Speaking of Japanese Sodas...

Look what i just found on 3Yen! Who doesn't love Salty Watermelon Pepsi?

Although, i think Strawberry and Milk Pepsi will always be my favorite.


By min | June 13, 2012, 2:53 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Next It'll Be Bacon Soda

Except, the Japanese prolly already came up with that one.

Link

Burger King, home of the Whopper and, at least for a limited time, the bacon sundae.

The AP reports that BK will launch the treat -- which has fudge, caramel, crumbled bacon and a full piece of bacon -- later this week, along with other limited time items.

Coincidentally, one of my employees has been mentioning chocolate-dipped bacon to me for the last week. I suggested that he take his fantastic idea and open a kiosk in the mall to sell his chocolatey pork treats. You know what's sad? When people think i'm kidding.


**UPDATE**

wnkr just had her first taste of the BK bacon sundae.

It was as disgusting as you'd imagine it to be. It was fake bacon and I swear when I burped later, I tasted chemicals and artificial fragrance.

Disappointing.


By min | June 13, 2012, 2:07 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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