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2014-01-21 01:02:59 AM  
9 votes:

serial_crusher: We didn't bother finding out how it was received by Japanese-language users of social media in Japan.  That would be too difficult.


They raffed.
2014-01-21 12:12:55 AM  
6 votes:
static.fjcdn.com
2014-01-21 07:43:50 AM  
5 votes:
From a Toshiba commercial.

i.imgur.com
2014-01-21 06:26:54 AM  
5 votes:
White westerners are often believed in Japan to have big noses, blue eyes and blonde hair, characteristics generally thought desirable among Japanese.

www.nippertown.com

Somebody tell them about Humpty Hump.
2014-01-21 06:48:24 AM  
4 votes:
I once got busy in a Benihana bathroom.
2014-01-21 06:33:46 AM  
3 votes:
Make fun of my nose, will you? Well, I shall perform indignities on your flag!
mseffie.com
2014-01-21 11:26:37 AM  
2 votes:
In reality:
media0.giphy.com
2014-01-21 09:27:44 AM  
2 votes:
How can it possibly be racist when it's not white people doing it?

HOW???
2014-01-21 07:44:05 AM  
2 votes:

vudukungfu: Then, again, so is West Virginia.


More specifically, West Virginia is genetically homogeneous, so the racial aspect is implicit.
2014-01-21 06:15:54 AM  
2 votes:
I'm offended they had japs pretending to be sophisticated westerners.
2014-01-21 02:08:47 AM  
2 votes:
I read the article and still don't know what the hell the problem is.
2014-01-21 01:35:03 AM  
2 votes:
Fake big nose? Amateurs. They should have used matchsticks to make their eyes rounder.
2014-01-21 12:09:56 AM  
2 votes:
The ad caused a stir among English-language users of social media in Japan.

What's Japanese for "concern troll"?
2014-01-21 10:56:21 AM  
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
2014-01-21 10:22:23 AM  
1 votes:
They had me at "Want a hug?" I LOL'd.
2014-01-21 09:37:11 AM  
1 votes:
What is the difference between social justice warriors and concern trolls with regards to things like this?
2014-01-21 09:21:23 AM  
1 votes:
timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com
2014-01-21 08:44:36 AM  
1 votes:
static.fjcdn.com
I RoR'd
2014-01-21 08:31:55 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: And yet, no big uproar over this commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZNVoXiNPw


Topic at hand aside, it's nice to see that tv commercials are intolerably stupid all over the world.
2014-01-21 08:21:04 AM  
1 votes:
I just thought it was one of the milder Japanese sexual fetishes.

/no tentacles!
2014-01-21 08:01:10 AM  
1 votes:

Mouser: log_jammin: White westerners are often believed in Japan to have big noses

I had no idea about this./

Where do you think the phrase, "long-nosed foreign devil" comes from?



I'm kind of surprised they don't call us "tiny-eyed foreign devils."
4.bp.blogspot.com

Pictured: Actual Japanese students.
2014-01-21 07:46:45 AM  
1 votes:

Mirandized: I am embarrassed for the "English-language users of social media in Japan" who have no sense of humor, and who have no lives.


I think I'll move to another country and get offended by their commercials.
2014-01-21 07:44:09 AM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: Grungehamster: traylor: "We will modify part of the advertisement and will release the second version soon."

Good thing they admit that it's not the size of the nose that makes the difference.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to the new version made with stuffed briefs.

Ever read GaijinSmash? Thanks to exposure to Western stereotypes the author (a black man) had to spend his days as a JET exchange teacher fighting off attempts by middle schoolers trying to grope him. It is hilarious.

I bet he had fun in his off hours then.


He complains loudly that he wishes that 30 year old Japanese women showed a fraction of the interest and fascination of the contents of his shorts that 13 year old Japanese boys seem to.

That said he does go through a couple girlfriends, he (and his white American friends also in the JET program) definitely had success at bars, and eventually gets married to one of those girlfriends. Of course, that also leads to the story of "The Octopus" (AKA a bedroom event that lands him in the ER) and his attempts to purchase condoms (with the comment "That brand has a freaking horse on the box. I'm just paranoid I'll get home, open the box, and find trash bags inside.")
2014-01-21 07:33:19 AM  
1 votes:

NicoFinn: I got called 'small face' all the time when I was there. Apparently it's virtuous.


oi44.tinypic.com
2014-01-21 07:26:40 AM  
1 votes:
I didn't know Raymond Luxury Yacht was a Japanese name.
2014-01-21 07:22:31 AM  
1 votes:
i1079.photobucket.com
2014-01-21 06:57:57 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah that's racist. It only has the image of a Japanese guy trying to be a white guy. The other guy should have worn black face, curly hair, big pouty lips, and flat nose. With those two together, one can say that the commercial also thinks of the black people in the west. Service for all!
2014-01-21 06:56:57 AM  
1 votes:
"We will modify part of the advertisement and will release the second version soon."

Good thing they admit that it's not the size of the nose that makes the difference.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to the new version made with stuffed briefs.
2014-01-21 06:33:16 AM  
1 votes:

offmymeds: White westerners are often believed in Japan to have big noses, blue eyes and blonde hair, characteristics generally thought desirable among Japanese.

[www.nippertown.com image 560x370]

Somebody tell them about Humpty Hump.


well...in a 69 his humpty nose will tickle your rear.

His nose is big, but he's not ashamed, It's big like a pickle, and he's still getting paid.
2014-01-21 06:27:51 AM  
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: I read the article and still don't know what the hell the problem is.


Its offensive to people who look for things to be offended about.
2014-01-21 06:19:19 AM  
1 votes:

cryinoutloud: serial_crusher: We didn't bother finding out how it was received by Japanese-language users of social media in Japan.  That would be too difficult.

They raffed.


outroud.
2014-01-21 03:45:50 AM  
1 votes:
I think that's Julia Gillard's nose
2014-01-21 12:13:40 AM  
1 votes:
As a white Westerner, I thought it was ever-so-slightly funny.
 
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