the titled confused me fyi. i thought it was gonna be an arab commercial caricaturing the decadent west, or making fun of black africans, or an insensitive depiction of east asians.
Really? What's next for VW...? How about they stick about 40 Mexicans in the car and then the caption says, "Polo...it's small but it holds a lot of Mexicans." Or how about, they put an east Asian in the car, and the Asian drives the car into the cafe, crashing it and the caption says, "Polo...it's small but even an Asian driver won't damage it." Or they stick a holier-than-thou eco-conscious vegetarian in the car, and they drive the car to Whole Foods, and the caption says, "Polo, it's small so your friends will think it's a hybrid." Or how about they stick a white Republican male in the car and--oh wait, he'd be driving a pick-up truck to a protest in which he'll wave his fist in order to make sure his health care costs continue to increase. Nevermind.
Just in case this confuses anyone, the commercial was a hoax
I've been duped! Oh well, stereotypes are still great fun for all of humanity.
My first response was, "Holy crap...that exisits?!?"
Good frickin' hoax.
How is this racist? It's a suicide bomber, who tend very much to share more traits with the physical appearance of the guy driving the car than with the people dining on the sidewalk.
It doesn't say or even hint, implicitly, that all people who look like this are suicide bombers. Does a commercial featuring a black actor playing basketball make a statement about all black men being 'just athletes?' Of course not.
What demographic would you have chosen if you were casting this commercial, in order to get the point across? If you choose a white man, does that construe a belief that all white men are terrorists?
Silly, paranoid post.
What Tina (#6) said.
So now we can't mention terorists because it would be racist?
Borrowing Tina's logic and phrasing, let's say we're shooting a commercial about stingyness.
What demographic would you have chosen if you were casting this commercial, in order to get the point across?
Obviously Tina would pick a Jew and good on ya, Tina, the "facts" are on your side. Jews are stingy (and Arabs are terrorists, and black people can't swim).
Does a commercial featuring a Jewish actor being stingy make a statement about all Jews? Of course not. What demographic would you have chosen to get the point across? If you choose a gentile, does that construe the belief that all gentiles are stingy?
Righty-o, can't argue with that one. It's a wrap! Let's have some coffee.
Calm the fuck down before you blow something up, Arab fags
The twin fascisms that causes most massacres, wars, "conflicts" today:
Arabism is racism (Arab racism)
Millions upon Millions are/became victims of Arabism which is thje worst racism, like: Kurds Jews (not just in Israel...) Berbers (the real natives of North Africa), Africans (noty just in the genocide in the Sudan & in Egypt on native Nubians by Arab invaders - till today), Persians, etc.
Islamism is bigotry (Islamofascism)!
The Islamic supremacy that "works" towards its vision of "final Islamic domination on the entire planet", from Middle east to Africa from Asia to Eurabia, from terrorism & massacres in multiple countries (like: Thailand Phillipines, China, Indonesia, NYC, Kenya, Tanzania, Russia, Tunisia, Morocco Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon India, Israel, UK, etc.) to propaganda,
Let's face it that entire war on Israel & the Jews since the 1920's by ther fadcsist Mufti who started the "genocide campaign" [and continues by the children/grand children of Arab immigrants into Israel - Palestine - now convenienently called "palestinians"] in a clear outlined declaration to 'kill all Jews') is out of pure Arab Muslim bigotry.
Americans are the most racist people in the world. I'm so blessed that I'm not one.