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(Uproxx)   Some are accusing NBC of racism for running a promo featuring a monkey doing gymnastics after Gabby Douglas won her gold medal. Also, some people are idiots   (uproxx.com) divider line 50
    More: Unlikely, NBC, African-American firsts, Bob Costas, racists  
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2012-08-03 12:04:25 PM  
17 votes:
That's nothing! After the medal ceremony NBC faded -- TO BLACK -- before going to the commercial!
2012-08-03 12:36:36 PM  
7 votes:
Animals in the Olympics would be great. In particular, I would like to see synchronized cat jumping.
2012-08-03 02:29:02 PM  
6 votes:

sigdiamond2000: sweetmelissa31: Professor Whiskers would have to be in the intellectually disabled portion of the paralympics.

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1-Meter Table Stumble


www.pantherkut.com

2- Pipe Hang
2012-08-03 01:16:42 PM  
6 votes:
Did they also play the GEICO commercial with Gallagher smashing watermelons?
2012-08-03 02:55:23 PM  
5 votes:
Black people are obviously very sensitive to things the rest of us aren't: images of monkeys, the cost of barbie dolls, not getting their fast food orders 100% correct, etc...

I think they deserve special treatment to accomodate their easily-offendable sensibilities. We should probably send them to their own schools, where monkeys are never mentioned in biology class, and where the lunch ladies will double check the nugget count of all the trays. And maybe they can have different water fountains too, so they won't have to "wait in line for the white man" to take his drink. And they should probably set in the backs of busses like an upscale passenger instead of in the front like a chauffeur.

Just a thought.
2012-08-03 02:16:23 PM  
4 votes:

sweetmelissa31: Professor Whiskers would have to be in the intellectually disabled portion of the paralympics.


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1-Meter Table Stumble
2012-08-03 02:10:11 PM  
4 votes:
Not only that, but I had heard that the monkey had just eaten Chick-fil-a.
2012-08-03 04:34:03 PM  
3 votes:
Let's not let these petty misunderstandings distract from the real story here that China is a total powerhouse and has impressed me at the Olympics once again.

I'm not sure how the same person is able to win so many medals for them.
2012-08-03 03:05:15 PM  
3 votes:
Guys, this is obviously not racism. NBC isn't run by Republicans, and it proved its solidarity with the African American community several months ago when it edited the Zimmerman 911 tape.
2012-08-03 02:57:14 PM  
3 votes:
i26.photobucket.com

/All apologies Mr. Schultz
2012-08-03 01:22:47 PM  
3 votes:
An example of a mediocre synchronized cat jump:

ivewon.com
2012-08-03 01:05:56 PM  
3 votes:
There was no intended insult, obviously. It's not like the producers said "hey, NOW would be a great time for the first airing of this promo of a monkey doing gymnastics". It was simply a bunch of morons in the booth, none of whom had the grey matter or insight to say to the producer, "You know, maybe running the promo for the vet show should wait for a segment or two. We don't want to unintentionally offend people.".

sweetmelissa31: Animals in the Olympics would be great. In particular, I would like to see synchronized cat jumping.


Wait...would that be cats jumping over...people? Or things? Or people jumping over cats? This is important.
2012-08-03 03:02:19 PM  
2 votes:
So how did the monkey do? She looked pretty confident up there on the rings. Looked like she held her position and was spot on with the dismount.

What did the judges score? Anything below 9.2 would be anti simianic.
2012-08-03 02:47:08 PM  
2 votes:
I think NBC's Olympics presentation proves they hate all of us equally.
2012-08-03 01:31:55 PM  
2 votes:

sweetmelissa31: -1.5 for tails not being in quite the same direction on the third flip.


Vincenzo and Professor Whiskers would never be allowed to compete due to their different tail lengths :(
2012-08-03 01:29:12 PM  
2 votes:

sweetmelissa31: Animals in the Olympics would be great. In particular, I would like to see synchronized cat jumping.


Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please.

I want to see this little guy in the Games: Cat Jump Fail
2012-08-03 11:37:00 PM  
1 votes:
"If I had a monkey, it'd look like that little monkey."

-President Obama during today's press conference
2012-08-03 06:52:33 PM  
1 votes:
lh3.googleusercontent.com
2012-08-03 04:46:31 PM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: master_dman: Kinda funny that all the tweets are from the ever so easily offended black crowd.

You can't even look at a black person anymore without being branded a racist.

Don't even look at kids.


Too late!!!


i478.photobucket.com
2012-08-03 04:39:58 PM  
1 votes:

Captain_Ballbeard: sweetmelissa31: An example of a mediocre synchronized cat jump:

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Couldn't help but notice the cats are white.


Wrong. They're half white and half black.
So they're black.
2012-08-03 04:30:56 PM  
1 votes:

master_dman: Kinda funny that all the tweets are from the ever so easily offended black crowd.

You can't even look at a black person anymore without being branded a racist.


Don't even look at kids.
2012-08-03 04:18:05 PM  
1 votes:

KangTheMad: stonicus: How the heck did my post end up on top??

Fark is self-aware, and deemed your post important enough to put at the top so everyone would read it.


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2012-08-03 04:10:52 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: I find it more disturbing that there are African-Americans out there giving Gabby Douglas grief because her hair isn't "black" enough. She's not wearing an approved African-American hairstyle, and evidently someone things she should be doing more to represent her people. Or something.


Like, being black?
2012-08-03 03:59:54 PM  
1 votes:
In other news, NBC raises advertising rates when it is discovered that some people actually do watch the commercials during non-Super Bowl events.
2012-08-03 03:56:10 PM  
1 votes:

master_dman: This is the reason there is still racism.

Every time there is even the slightest imagined slight towards a black person, it's racist.



You sound white.

And privileged.

And butthurt.
2012-08-03 03:51:52 PM  
1 votes:
Magnanimous_J

hbk72777: /Italians are the only race that's still ok to parody it seems

That's weird, I was always under the assumption that Italians were too busy shaving their wives mustaches and getting emotional at restaurants to get offended.


Or the rest of us were workin' on our Firebird.
2012-08-03 03:46:21 PM  
1 votes:
I hope they would run the cowboys herding cats commercial
Link
2012-08-03 03:36:35 PM  
1 votes:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: WhippingBoy: I've come to the conclusion that there's nothing I can do that won't get me branded racist, sexist, classist, ableist, minsogynst, genderist, colonialist, etc, etc., so now all those words have completely lost all meaning to me.

/off to "oppress" someone or some thing

You poor oppressed white man


You're doing it wrong. The correct way to summarily dismiss any and all comments or objections uttered by someone whom you perceive to have significant, undeserved advantages and privileges is to cleverly and condescendingly say "Oh noes, what about the menz?!?!"

/get it right, will ya?
2012-08-03 03:28:46 PM  
1 votes:
Even cuter animal events: Rabbit steeplechase
2012-08-03 03:27:16 PM  
1 votes:
What's wrong with being racist?

img1.bdbphotos.com
2012-08-03 03:23:15 PM  
1 votes:

eraser8: sweetmelissa31: Animals in the Olympics would be great. In particular, I would like to see synchronized cat jumping.

Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please.

I want to see this little guy in the Games: Cat Jump Fail


I just spewed hot coffee on my balls (I browse commando)!
2012-08-03 03:19:55 PM  
1 votes:

hbk72777: I hate animals, but come September, I'll be chowing down on Chic-Fil-A while watching "Animal Practice", just because


Rapmaster2000: I saw that and thought "Bob, you meant to say black and it's a bigger compliment because it's not like there were Jamaicans and Nigerians that have won in the past and this is the first African-American."

How about "colored", where does she rank on that list?

/stupid ass separatists


I would reply, but I have no idea what you said.
2012-08-03 03:09:18 PM  
1 votes:
www.jamescampion.com

problem?
2012-08-03 03:05:45 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: I've come to the conclusion that there's nothing I can do that won't get me branded racist, sexist, classist, ableist, minsogynst, genderist, colonialist, etc, etc., so now all those words have completely lost all meaning to me.

/off to "oppress" someone or some thing


When the common variable in all of these situations is you...
2012-08-03 02:58:23 PM  
1 votes:
Sadly this overt and obviously well-planned provocation will be the catalyst for the Race War that NBC has been pushing for ever since Costas came onboard.
2012-08-03 02:57:43 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: I've come to the conclusion that there's nothing I can do that won't get me branded racist, sexist, classist, ableist, minsogynst, genderist, colonialist, etc, etc., so now all those words have completely lost all meaning to me.

/off to "oppress" someone or some thing


You poor oppressed white man
2012-08-03 02:54:15 PM  
1 votes:
No one is thinking about how the monkey feels.
2012-08-03 02:54:05 PM  
1 votes:
I think all right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I'm certainly not! And I'm sick and tired of being told that I am.
2012-08-03 02:52:05 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: I've come to the conclusion that there's nothing I can do that won't get me branded racist, sexist, classist, ableist, minsogynst, genderist, colonialist, etc, etc., so now all those words have completely lost all meaning to me.

/off to "oppress" someone or some thing


You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do will be used to prove you are racist. Your silence will also be taken to prove you're racist.
2012-08-03 02:50:29 PM  
1 votes:
They're only saying that because Gabby Douglas is black.
2012-08-03 02:44:33 PM  
1 votes:
I was watching that last night and I was so happy for Gabby, and then right after that they had the little monkey on and I literally facepalmed... I just knew that someone, somewhere, was calling a lawyer.
2012-08-03 02:44:03 PM  
1 votes:

sweetmelissa31: sigdiamond2000: sweetmelissa31: Professor Whiskers would have to be in the intellectually disabled portion of the paralympics.

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1-Meter Table Stumble

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2- Pipe Hang


not pictured: the 10cm shoulder-having relay
2012-08-03 02:42:44 PM  
1 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2012-08-03 02:37:26 PM  
1 votes:

Krymson Tyde: Some people are just looking for a reason to be offended.



I'm offended that you're not offended!
2012-08-03 01:42:11 PM  
1 votes:

namatad: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm offended that NBC is continuing it's long march to being a 5th rate network.

5th? hasnt comedy central passed them already?


I'm talking broadcast networks. They'd be neck & neck with Lifetime if we included cable.
2012-08-03 01:37:08 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm offended that NBC is continuing it's long march to being a 5th rate network.


5th? hasnt comedy central passed them already?
2012-08-03 01:17:53 PM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: Cats jumping ONTO couches would be a lot better. Let's see some lithe, perfectly tanned human jump five times their body height while also doing seven flips.


-1.5 for tails not being in quite the same direction on the third flip.
2012-08-03 01:08:26 PM  
1 votes:

dahmers love zombie: Wait...would that be cats jumping over...people? Or things? Or people jumping over cats? This is important.


I'm thinking cats jumping off of couches at different heights. Maybe doing a couple flips on the way down and landing perfectly on their feet.
2012-08-03 01:03:27 PM  
1 votes:
That's stupid. For one thing, the monkey is wearing a men's gymnastics outfit.

/Also "Monkey Leotard" would be a good name for a band
2012-08-03 12:32:43 PM  
1 votes:
I'm offended that NBC is continuing it's long march to being a 5th rate network.
 
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