European Commission, What Were You Thinking?

Submitted by: LordJim 5 years ago in

The E.C. apologized after complaints were made about an advert uploaded advertising European Union enlargement.
There are 43 comments:
Male 182
whats wrong with the ad? only thing i find interesting is that we display ourselves as a slim chick. but hey, its `marketing`.
and yes, someting original for a change
@sutra46 the people here need an explenation of that ad? its not THAT far fetched
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Male 114
There`s nothing racist about this. The three countries represented truly are a threat to the EU growth in economics.
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Female 2,549
China, India & brazil. He is doing Capoeira
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Female 2,549
It`s very clever ad that all Europeans will understand instantly. Not racist in the least. These emerging economies that will swallow small counties GDP in a year.
If they wanna stay in business they gotta join the club and then vote on policies that will protect their interest in global economy.
But there always be Greece to drat it all up :-)
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Male 626
What`s wrong with the EU growing? There is nothing really to apologize for, it`s not racist, more like nationalist.

[quote]The problem is that every member of the EU has such a hollowed-out military, they`d collapse like a house of dominoes if a serious power decided to invade them.[/quote]

I believe the UK has a decent army and France has nukes, so their army isn`t hollow. And does the EU provide mutual defense?
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Male 40,414
Thank You @PopeRocket! I think it`s the funniest thing I`ve posted at IAB! Intentionally I mean!

Rather proud of it I am!
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Male 319
I can`t imagine what there is to apologize for... besides being stupid, I mean.
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Male 646
The black guy represented Brazil, which has a distinct martial art. If they wanted to depict Africa there wouldn`t been a black guy stopping old women on the street selling socks and asking for a euro for a coffee.
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Male 120
Racist? No. Not even accidentally.

Alarmist and edging on hostile? Yep.
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Male 120
@5cats

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Male 907
The problem is that every member of the EU has such a hollowed-out military, they`d collapse like a house of dominoes if a serious power decided to invade them.
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Male 25,417
sweet
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Male 546
Detante? I thought that all we had to do was talk to each other and everything would be ok?

Does this mean if you are stronger you can prevail?
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Male 10,440
I don`t get why everyone hates the EU.
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Male 40,414
[quote]There is always something racist everywhere if you look hard enough :P[/quote]
Too true @YugureKage!
For example:

Boat Racists!


Horse Racists!!



CAT RACISTS!!! OMG!!!
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Male 416
Brazil, India and China... So, where was Russia?
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Male 1,215
So we`re supposed to fear people from different ethnic backgrounds? I`m very surprised sophisticated, cultured Euros would come up with obvious race baiting like this. To hear them talk, (MacMuffin) that`s the sole domain of Americans. How`s that crow tasting?
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Male 5,413
I thought it as funny.
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Female 1,203
I am so confused...but I`m pretty sure there was something racist there. There is always something racist everywhere if you look hard enough :P
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Female 737
Maybe it was the horrible stereotypes of each culture that pissed people off...
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Female 2,602
Yeah, it`s hard to believe this idea ever made it off of the whiteboard.
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Male 40,414
The point of the video is that coloured men from all over the world can come to Europe and have multiple white wives! Obviously!!

What`s really offensive (to multiculturalists) is that these various cultures come to Europe and POOF! They`re absorbed by "Euro-Culture" and vanish completely!

I can see why everyone finds fault with this little piece of `euro-trash`.
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Male 1,810
Multiculturism propaganda, paid for with your tax dollars. And the gap between the bureaucracy/govt elites and the rest of the citizenry grows wider....
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Male 12,365
[quote]The problem is blatant xenophobia. East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa are portrayed as the enemy.[/quote]

I expect that the intention was "competitor" rather than "enemy", just not done very well. China, India, Africa - the first two are competitors, the third could be.

But in some senses, they are enemies. Competition for resources still exists. It`s dressed up in international business and politics, but it still exists. It`s even possible to outright conquer a country solely through economics, to destroy it by making it financially impossible for it to sustain itself or to absorb it by effectively buying it.
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Male 2,384
global domination by the elite few
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Male 15,832
So, I guess the point of this is that they`ll put all their enemies INSIDE the circle, and they`ll just disappear, right? Isn`t that pretty much what they`re doing now?
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Male 3,842
The problem is blatant xenophobia. East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa are portrayed as the enemy. But why a Sikh person rather than an Arab? I thought pretty much everyone likes the Sikhs? I guess if they had portrayed an Arab Muslim enemy, people REALLY would have been offended!
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Male 2,619
Da furrk?
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Male 7,123
Arcval.

I think they represented the emerging economies, not the declining ones.
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Male 10,440
It will get bigger eventually. There`s no stopping it.

But I`d rather they fix their financial problems beforehand.
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Male 303
Surprised that there was no hostile character representing the USA.
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Male 3,482
... What?
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Male 1,625
I don`t see what to be enraged about? they didn`t want to fight those guys, they wanted peace with them (via intimidation)
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Male 10,855
*Not an accurate depiction of reality.
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Male 878
@Kain1 Chris P12 is being facetious since these are the countries blamed for weakening the euro.
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Female 13
Kill Bill ish?
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Male 1,471
@ChrisP12:

I sincerely hope you`re trolling.. All 5 of those countries are long time members of the E.U..
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Male 500
...because what we need more of are immigrants from diametrally different cultures that straight out refuse to adapt and assimilate.

We are the European Union, so our countries should comprise mainyl of Africans and Asians. Bring them all in, we do not have enough intercultural tensions already, right?

By the divines and the damned, I want my country out of this forsaken union.
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Male 186
Yes, adding Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Portugal to the mix can only make us stronger.
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Male 1,284

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Male 3,445
Holy crap.
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Male 40,414
Nevermind all those "East European" (aka white) countries that have joined/want to join...

Yeah, this was very "artsy". Beurocrats love it! Public? Not so much...
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Male 7,123
Link: European Commission, What Were You Thinking? [Rate Link] - The E.C. apologized after complaints were made about an advert uploaded advertising European Union enlargement.
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