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Originally posted by Yardgirl Yardgirl wrote:

How many times are we going to be portrayed as happy-go-lucky simpletons?
at first i said this but then i was like can we really be mad when they aren't doing anything or saying anything bad they are portraying us as happy ppl i cant get mad at that ..shoot even the jamaican vacation adverts protray as happy ppl 
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No, I think he was trying for a German accent and failed miserably. Didn't anyone notice that in the end it shows something in German below the Volkswagen logo?
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It's a German made car
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why would someone take offense to this? there are "white jamaicans"

i didnt see any weed, dreadlocks, or any other stereotypical "jamaican" stuff. 


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Originally posted by JasonWllms55 JasonWllms55 wrote:

why would someone take offense to this? there are "white jamaicans"

i didnt see any weed, dreadlocks, or any other stereotypical "jamaican" stuff. 
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Originally posted by sweetskul sweetskul wrote:

Originally posted by Yardgirl Yardgirl wrote:

How many times are we going to be portrayed as happy-go-lucky simpletons?
at first i said this but then i was like can we really be mad when they aren't doing anything or saying anything bad they are portraying us as happy ppl i cant get mad at that ..shoot even the jamaican vacation adverts protray as happy ppl 
I agree with your statement. I like the commercial I have never viewed Jamaicans as simple acting. I see happy go lucky hard working people. And the commerical was more so making a reference to white folks not being so stuffy, but happier. The same thing happens when someone want to come off as tough or hip, they may use a thug black guy accent. And then when someone wants to portray stuffy or boring they use an stuffy white man accent.
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Originally posted by sweetskul sweetskul wrote:

Originally posted by Yardgirl Yardgirl wrote:

How many times are we going to be portrayed as happy-go-lucky simpletons?
at first i said this but then i was like can we really be mad when they aren't doing anything or saying anything bad they are portraying us as happy ppl i cant get mad at that ..shoot even the jamaican vacation adverts protray as happy ppl 


i dont think were portrayed as simpletons --more like natives'...not the same...but that can get annoying too...
however, i really cant see what the harm in the ad is....so are we to be offended by all those movies in which actors portray us, or culture, etc?
Why?

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Originally posted by JasonWllms55 JasonWllms55 wrote:

why would someone take offense to this? there are "white jamaicans"

i didnt see any weed, dreadlocks, or any other stereotypical "jamaican" stuff. 


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ETA -- white Jamaicans dont speak like that

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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

am i the only one who tensed up when the guy said " i hate mondays" and the girl cosigned? LOL man, yt got me shook with simple statementsLOL

lmao. I did too.
But yea, if they had a aa stereotypical "accent" I'd be upset too.
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Originally posted by sexyandfamous sexyandfamous wrote:

No, I think he was trying for a German accent and failed miserably. Didn't anyone notice that in the end it shows something in German below the Volkswagen logo?


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