Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Irie-tated



From the "Political Correctness Is Awesome" file, here comes the latest example of people losing their shit over something that pretty much nobody should be losing their shit over.

First, take a look at this:



I know what you're thinking right now: "Those racists at Volkswagen! How dare they! A white guy doing a Jamaican accent for a Super Bowl ad -- unacceptable! I'm so offended that I'm taking to the streets in protest and ceremonially setting my wife's Jetta on fire! Bow before the incredible might of my easily rattled liberal sensibilities and complete lack of anything approaching a sense of humor! AAARRGGGHHH, HULK SMASH!"

Kids, say hello to the latest ridiculous non-controversy to give the perpetually aggrieved something to bitch about.

The Huffington Post: Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Accused of Being Racist/1.29.13

Dear God are we a stupid, stupid country.

9 comments:

JohnF said...

Wow, even the pussies at HuffPo think this is a non-story.
Maybe there is hope for us, after all.

QuadCityPat said...

It's a FUCKING Commercial. Jesus people.

MJG said...

Shirley Jones is having a hissy fit right about now...

bafreeman said...

Ironically the claims of racism would have more legs if it were a black guy--a (token) Jamaican guy--playing the lead here.

ntx said...

Downpressors should spark a fattie and chill.

Oblio said...

LOVE THIS CLIP! Anyone who doesn't get it just doesn't 'get it'.

Claude Weaver said...

What bafreeman said.

Also, considering that until the end, everybody was looking at the guy like he was nuts, it is near impossible to read it as "offensive stereotype" and not "came in drunk again".

I'm more offended that VW stopped putting the wacky scientist guy played by Peter Stomare in the ads.

Anonymous said...

Yes.
AND you guys want more guns.
Excuse me, but WTF.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how it would be racist if it actually portrays a nationality and the way they speak. I just think it's unbelievably stupid -- not the country, the commercial (well, the country's not far behind...).