Apparently election season means open season on Asians -- at least, it seems that way in one political ad that ran during the Super Bowl. It was chock full of derogatory stereotypes of Asians: mysterious flute music, a woman wearing a conical hat riding her bike ... through a rice paddy. In broken English, she thanks a U.S. senator for sending jobs to China.
The spot was a locally run commercial for former Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), who is now campaigning for the Senate seat currently held by Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) -- or as the ad calls her, Debbie "Spend-it-now."...more
Proving one more time that he really is every woman's fantasy husband, George Clooney gets married in a new ad for Norwegian Bank DnB NOR. Forget about the fact he is a committed bachelor in real life, this ad fantasy all about marrying Clooney makes me think the dream could come true, at least in the minds of clever advertising folks. ...more
[Editor's Note 7/28/11: Summer's Eve has now pulled the Black and Latina talking-hand as, as well as the white one. Read on for more about the controversy. --Grace]
Last week, Summer’s Eve debuted an ad campaign with the tag line "Hail to the V!"
The campaign touched off a media storm -- not just via social media and ethnic-oriented websites, like The Grio, but also in mainstream media, including Forbes -- and even Stephen Colbert, who not only mocked the ads in last night’s show, but produced his own male-oriented hand puppets. "Hail to the V" has prompted over 100 tweets....more
The US is prudish about sex. Just ask the right wing Republicans
and evangelical Christians/Catholics who would rather see Bristol Palin
pregnant at 17 than teach sex education to public school kids.
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