I do not speak Japanese. I do, however, have the ability to sound as if I do - thanks (in no small part) to Burt and Tenko. The reception girls at my old place were convinced I could speak Japanese after a particularly entertaining session of dit-spinning and gibberish (in the style of Burt Kwouk) and the tale of how I'd once appeared in a Japanese beer commercial (which I actually had). What I wasn't expecting was for word to get out and for me to be picked to welcome a visiting trade delegation. Que feverish phonetic learning of basic phrases on the internet. I got away with it. Just.Volkswagen has a long history of racial stereotyping, such as this one with the late great Burt Kwouk:
Morning @ScouseD,Volkswagen has a long history of racial stereotyping in their ads, even if some were quite good and seen as acceptable at the time, such as this one with the late great Burt Kwouk:
Germany: "Our advertising creatives are the best in the world"Despite Coronavirus, the Emperor is clearly holidaying in Wolfsburg right now.
German carmaker withdraws video showing a black man being pushed around by a giant white handwww.telegraph.co.uk
How a scandal-hit, major multi-national approves something like that in this day and age without someone raising a flag is completely boggling.
I'm wondering how many 'people of colour' (to use the latest acceptable pc phrase) actually complained about it compared to the usual SJW suspects.That is what I was pondering.
If that was the case, I would not find it racist, nor do I find this racist. I just think too many people are too quick to jump on the band wagon and look at skin colour, as apposed to, saying it's just a shit advert.
Why not sexist or homophobic? Maybe he is a gay man, and that is a female heterosexual feminist hand?
It's all a load of shite!
I’m expecting to travel to UK soonish, with my other half. Her nickname, used by everyone from her great aunt to her younger brother’s girlfriend, is Negrita. Sometimes Negra. I kind of hope it causes a scene.