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(MotorTorque)   Get your tin hats on... Volkswagen Super Bowl ad condemned as 'racist', labelled the 'Jar Jar Binks of 2013'   ( motortorque.com) divider line
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5956 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 29 Jan 2013 at 11:03 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-29 12:34:14 PM  
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2013-01-29 11:27:27 AM  
3 votes:
It's racist to think that only black people can speak with a Jamaican accent.
2013-01-29 11:23:07 AM  
3 votes:
How is that racist? Wait...are people assuming that everyone from Jamaica is black? There's racism happening alright, but it's not coming from the commercial.
2013-01-29 11:07:57 AM  
2 votes:
That was just an awful commercial, but not racist. VW sucks
2013-01-29 12:28:54 PM  
1 vote:
So sounding like someone from another country is racist? Last I checked, that's how Jamaicans sound - and not all Jamaicans have the same skin color.

If they're accusing of something, it's closer to being ethnocentristic, but in a positive way towards the Jamaican cheery attitude (which their tourist board promotes in American commercials to visit the country).
2013-01-29 11:56:58 AM  
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2013-01-29 11:55:19 AM  
1 vote:

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.

Ironically, assuming that all Jamaicans are black is actually kinda racist.
2013-01-29 11:27:32 AM  
1 vote:
This isn't racism.
2013-01-29 10:34:21 AM  
1 vote:
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First ting, er, thing I thought of.
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