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It has less to do with who's offended and more to do with who's doing the offending

100% of Jamaicans could have no problem with this ad and this ad could still be a product of White ignorance

"Positive stereotyping" is still stereotyping. No person of color should endorse their group being portrayed as simple and monolith... then you really can't be mad when you're portrayed as simple and monolith in a negative light
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whites are unarguably monolith

that is one of racism's victories ... convincing groups they've marginalized into disbanding in order to prove their individual value



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Originally posted by Prazol60 Prazol60 wrote:

I thought it was cute and makes me want a VW
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In class right now...professor asked everyone's favorite commercial...Asian white blk all excited about the Volkswagen commercial...
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funny cause "Germans" are seen as super serious machines who are highly unfunny beer drinkers... lets not forget that whole WW2 thing.

I can see why Volkswagen would aim for "the happiest" perceived group of people and utilize their positive spirit in a new ad. 
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Yt people are stupid.
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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

Ricky

It has less to do with who's offended and more to do with who's doing the offending

100% of Jamaicans could have no problem with this ad and this ad could still be a product of White ignorance

"Positive stereotyping" is still stereotyping. No person of color should endorse their group being portrayed as simple and monolith... then you really can't be mad when you're portrayed as simple and monolith in a negative light


Happy isnt a synonym for simple. I truly do not believe that's whats being portrayed in this ad. Jamaicans are known for our "no problem" laid back persona and culture. Its the truth. Was Bey mocking us too when she dutty whined and used our dialect? I dont think so. There are even white re e artists...is that a negative thing?
Of all the countries in the Caribbean, they choosed JA and I think thats because of our uniqueness and culture and the impact we have made worldwide as a small island nation.
Brand jamaica has benefited from the VW ad without a dollar being spent on our part.
thats a positive if you ask me.

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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:


I understand why people would be offended when looking at it from an AA perspective but there is a difference

the accent and sayings were relatively authentic, not a caricature 

and the majority of jamaicans are proud to be jamaican 

... and by proud I mean from what I read here, AAs generally would be offended by being represented with ebonics or inner city colloquialisms (understandable given american history) ... jamaicans are generally proud of the accent and patois, even if they don't use patois everyday, most will use it on occasion in certain situations











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I just don't trust 'em.

I find it funny they had no Black folk in the commercial. Hmmm.

I just don't trust 'em lol
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

I just don't trust 'em.

I find it funny they had no Black folk in the commercial. Hmmm.

I just don't trust 'em lol




Lol No blk folk? Hmmm may need to rewatch.
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