Nabb1: [mentalfloss.com image 640x430]Second thing I thought of.
Lost Thought 00: It's racist to think that only black people can speak with a Jamaican accent.
Lumpmoose: Nabb1: [mentalfloss.com image 640x430]Second thing I thought of.Yeah, but this is the guy that did the voice:[wpc.556e.edgecastcdn.net image 450x675]Between that and Cool Runnings, the standard seems to be at least get a black person to play the fake Jamaican. Otherwise you're in Rosie O'Donnell territory.
Nabb1: Lumpmoose: Nabb1: [mentalfloss.com image 640x430]Second thing I thought of.Yeah, but this is the guy that did the voice:[wpc.556e.edgecastcdn.net image 450x675]Between that and Cool Runnings, the standard seems to be at least get a black person to play the fake Jamaican. Otherwise you're in Rosie O'Donnell territory.Okay, sure. But what was negative about the use of the Jamaican accent in this commercial? It seemed overall positive, and in no way seemed to be saying anything at all negative about Jamaicans. Rosie O'Donnell's "ching chong" comment was a slightly disparaging as it seemed to mock the language, but even then, as much as I cannot stand Rosie O'Donnell, that flap was way overblown.
garandman1a: Why is it that everything, except true racism, is called racist these days?For me, I would wear it as a badge of honor as it imparts the knowledge that one ISN'T a racist.
DubyaHater: That was just an awful commercial, but not racist. VW sucks
Nabb1: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 480x272]First ting, er, thing I thought of.
Krymson Tyde: Jesus Christ, why do we always have to be offended?
SithLord: You know who else was involved with Volkswagen and enjoyed racism.
RepoManTSM: If crying racism keeps this shiat off the air, I'm all for being a PC thug. I think this would be a justifiable assault in real life.
Saners: Imitation alone isn't enough to be racist unless there is some form of negativity involved.You wouldn't call a cross dresser inherently sexist, would you?
Broktun: Are there no whites in Jamaca?
torr5962: Cue the token white media liberal who is "outraged".Where's the outrage for McDonald's?Their commercials lead people to believe that minorities eat only low class, cheap food, even going so far as to assume "Big Macs" are a great appetizer for a semi-formal party. Why not just have Herr's hire a Stepin Fetchit lookalike to sell BBQ chips?
LesserEvil: Hmmmm... they went for a drive and turned into Rastafarians?So, the VW Bug was just the mode of transportation to their pot dealer?[img2u.info image 244x244]
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