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Anyone see this BS yet? What a terrible commercial. I can't believe this was even thought of, let alone approved for national advertising. It also inaccurately portrays various civilizations throughout history.

 

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Debunked how? You can literally see in the video the distortions. Switch the races around and see if people are still content with it.
 

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Well, being a black guy, I don't find it racist at all. I actually find it quite entertaining and jam to it every time that it comes on. It hasn't come on in a while though.
 

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Yep, you're still an odd duck.
 

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Anyone see this BS yet? What a terrible commercial. I can't believe this was even thought of, let alone approved for national advertising. It also inaccurately portrays various civilizations throughout history.

Being from Africa, this is what I have to say.

Man, you are too sensitive. Look inside you and remove the racial prism/Goggles with which you see the world
 

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I thinks it funny too, and that is before you know the white "servant" is filthy rich, and the black couple pulling up in the Escalade are dead-broke.

;)
 

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What's wrong with it? Makes perfect sense to me. The driver and passenger were off getting the vehicle serviced, and the Massa was patiently waiting for them to return...

:D

Lighten up people! If this is the only thing wrong with GM marketing, they'd be doing much better than they are.
 

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Are there any REALLY old commercials out there we can complain about?!
This was IMO a piss-poor wannabe takeoff on the KIA Optima Super Bowl ad of some years back.

There is a certain segment of the population who will cry "Wolf!" at practically anything. I would not want to be identified with the not-so-Sharpton/Rev. Wright race profiteers, but those are individual decisions and judgements.

Nothing personal to the guys who like it, but to me it's just weak and almost pointless. Standard GM half-fast effort. :fall:
 
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Debunked how? You can literally see in the video the distortions. Switch the races around and see if people are still content with it.
A black couple pull up to a hotel, the white/ hispanic valet/ door man helps them with their bags, and that is racist? Look I'm a white South African, I know racism, I lived through Apartheid enjoying the benefits of racism. This aint racism! This is normal life!
 

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If that is racist, then Cadillac's only alternative is to not use people in their ads anymore. Stick figures on a white background. Or is that racist because the background is white? Is GMI racist because the background is white?

And as for accurately portraying ancient civilizations? I don't think anyone turns to commercials for historical accuracy.
 

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A black couple pull up to a hotel, the white/ hispanic valet/ door man helps them with their bags, and that is racist? Look I'm a white South African, I know racism, I lived through Apartheid enjoying the benefits of racism. This aint racism! This is normal life!

That would make you an African-American. ;)
 
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That would make you an African-American. ;)
No, it makes me European-African. I think. Remember, I'm in the US temporarily getting a project off the ground, so I return home shortly as my job is almost done, so I'm not American and never will be (althought I think I am in spirit. If that counted, then yes, I'd be a white African American!).
 
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