Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Don't Even Know Where To Begin With This Thailand Dunkin Donuts Ad

I'll go out and say that I'm more offended by the charcoal donut.  The mere prospect that this shit tastes like the bottom of my grill is enough to make me irrationally upset.  Yes, I'll still buy and eat three of them, but I won't be happy about it.

I guess the real issue with this ad is the blackface.  Listen, I hate pointed racism as much as the next guy out there, but this doesn't fall into that category.  I don't see this as trying to offend, belittle or degrade black people in any way.  I just see it as ignorant.  Yeah, the hair and the pink lipstick are insinuating that this is a Manute Bol - level black person, but this is also an advertisement for a fucking charcoal donut.  It started out stupid, got stupider and ended really stupid.  No surprises were thrown our way.  

Plus, they clearly used an attractive Thai girl to color black.  I'm on a strict "really hot girls can get away with almost anything" policy, so there's that.  Women, man.

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