NBC Airs An Olympic Ad Some Are Calling Racist

Submitted by: McGovern1981 5 years ago in

What do you think, I-A-B? Was the follow-up commercial racially insensitive?
There are 61 comments:
Male 583
ergo.....everyone is racist
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Male 583
which in turn is racist
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Male 583
you`re only racist if you`re white
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Male 15,832
[quote]NBC.... to those that would care.... gets a pass.

Imagine had Fox ran it.[/quote]
^^ This. ^^
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Male 15,832
"Seriously, has anyone actually called this racist? Obviously I mean anyone with a trace of credibility."

Uh...as a matter of fact, yeah.
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Male 546
NBC.... to those that would care.... gets a pass.

Imagine had Fox ran it.
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Male 2,424
so, am I supposed to just perceive racism EVERYWHERE?!

So if there was a commercial for KFC, am I supposed to go "OOOOOOH! NO DEY DI`NT!"

This is such a perfect example of modern humanity and ultra-sensitivity, walk-on-egg-shells with your every thought, "racism is everywhere" PC-BS-mentality.
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Male 228
@ Mgrendel

There are only two (2) types of people in this world:
1)People dumb enough two think that 6 billion + people can be divided in only one of two ways.
2)Intelligent people.

Guess which of the two you and I are?
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Male 7,123
Seriously, has anyone actually called this racist? Obviously I mean anyone with a trace of credibility.
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Male 1,674
lol, someone`s gonna get fired over that one.
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Male 196
oh god....that was nothing! LMMFAO!
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Male 2,384
i dont even know what it was advertising
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Male 8,538
SmagBoy1-"I think it was just IDIOTIC placement"

There are only two (2) types of people that find crap like this even remotely `racist`.
1) People who spend hour upon hour in front of tv with notepad in hand in order to record any instance that can be misinterpreted as even remotely racist, so they can yell `racist` and further their agenda.
2) Poor guilt-ridden fools who feel that in order demonstrate how `enlightened` and `tolerant` they are they they want to find anything remotely racist so they can point out `racist` to make themselves appear the opposite of racist. These type of people will gladly admit `Why, I almost have a friend who is black, and I`d invite him/her to dinner but I don`t like soul food.` and enjoy pointing out how everyone ELSE is racist but themselves, of course, are not.

Care to guess which one you fall under?
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Male 1,449
We are becoming a race of people looking to be offended. This is just iditotic.
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Male 1,526
If it was a white man with shoe cream on his face and large painted on lips and an an afro wig holding a watermelon under his arm, casually snacking on some fried chicken while making googly eyes on some grape drank. I`d see it.
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Male 7
as Eddie implied I`m blown away that a person able to profit $7977 in four weeks on the internet. did you look at this site NuttyRich .c om
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Male 1,010
This is a coincidence, anyone can see that and nobody would ever care. Except the people who have a racist enough mentality to point this out and make a fuzz...
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Male 96
Black people come from the same descendants as monkeys, just as the rest of humanity does. We are all primates. No racism here. Move along.
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Male 2,085
Some are calling racist, because some are idiots.
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Male 802
I guess a racist might see it, but a normal person wouldn`t.
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Male 272
They have been promoting a tv show about a vet or something and a monkey is in the show. I think that was the monkey from the show. I could be wrong.
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Male 326
I`m glad that I-Am-Bored has such a tight nit community of commenters that can turn every damn post into a drating poo flinging contest. I`ve coming here for 7 years and my post count is this low because of this poo.
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Male 7,378
Yeah. It fits your MO. I mean I know you deny your racism but you go all out grand dragon on every post that involves black people and then you submit this because you equate black people with monkeys. This isn`t surprising to me. I saw this last night and it didn`t occur to me. It did occur to you though. Should wash that white hood. It looks dirty in this day and age.
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Male 14,331
[quote]Believes what? That black people are monkeys? Yeah I know you both have that in common.[/quote]

SO the video isn`t racist but I think black people are monkeys for submitting it riiight....
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Male 123
If you accept evolution, all humans are related to a common ancestor with a chimp.. So why do blacks take offense when we are all related? Because they look "similar" thats very subjective..
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Male 10,338
Shut up, cantaloupe.
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Male 7,378
[quote]Only because he believes differently than you eh Madest?[/quote] ------------
Believes what? That black people are monkeys? Yeah I know you both have that in common.
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Male 315
That commercial was obviously made long before Gabby won and would have aired regardless of who won. It`s aired multiple times since I`ve been watching the coverage and this is just people seeing whats not there.
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Male 15,261
Have to admit, I laughed
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Male 10,338
"The commercial isn`t racist the submitter is."

Only because he believes differently than you eh Madest?
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Male 11,739
You know, I saw that when it aired and I never even thought about making that connection. Some people have too much time on their hands. The ad was set to air in that spot long before they knew who would win. Maybe they could have made a last minute change but it`s not really as easy as that. The advertisers choose when they want their ads to run and pay accordingly. Even if the network chose to move it for some reason, they would have to make amends for not airing it at the right time.

Move along morons and go find some other tin hat obsession.
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Male 3,310
There`s not many other trained animals you could do this with
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Male 7,378
The commercial isn`t racist the submitter is.
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Female 1,743
SpaceRanger, y u be trollin?
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Male 1,249
@OldOllie your logic astounds me
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Male 3,894
It`s just a monkey. Move on people.
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Male 10,338
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Not racist.
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Male 4,431
MeGrendel, I agree. As I said, I think it was just IDIOTIC placement of the ad, not the ad itself. It doesn`t matter what ad is next. It doesn`t matter if it was on purpose, it was really, really bad.

Now, for everyone saying it`s racist or not, only blacks can say. Non-blacks, by the very virtue of them not being black, can`t say if it`s a racist placement or not. It`s like, I say all the time that Christians shouldn`t be offended by gay marriage. It doesn`t affect them, the law in no way has ANYTHING to do with their rights, but, me saying that all I want OBVIOUSLY doesn`t mean poo. They`re offended anyway. So, as a non-Christian, me saying they shouldn`t be offended, no matter if I`m logically right or not, has no effect over how Christians perceive it. Same here. If you aren`t black, you can`t judge whether or not this ad and/or its placement was racist.
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Male 8,538
Thank God it wasn`t a KFC commercial.
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Male 15,832
Only liberals think it`s racist because they are the ones who reflexively equate blacks with lower primates.
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Male 439
Unfortunate timing but certainly not racist.
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Male 15,510
And by "Some" I guess you mean Americans
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Male 273
not racist.
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Male 168
What kills me is how racist your thinking HAS to be to consider that commercial racist!
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Male 7,123
Some are calling racist? Who? That would be prett stupid. Ads are not linked to specific news stories. The only way this would be racist is if there was a policy to show monkeys every time African Americans were mentioned.

Now, if everytime they reported a British gold it was followed by an ad for dental care, that would be racist.

Or if French golds were followed by a monkey with a white flag in one hand a a lump of brie in the other. Or Greek`s with ads for bankruptcy lawyers. (OK, the last one would just be taking the piss.)
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Male 342
That monkey was a total racist, I could see it in his eyes!
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Male 101
Monkeys love fried chicken and watermelon.
............and malt liquor.


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Male 39,908

Like I been preachen here at IAB... no matter what you do or how inclusive you are you`re gonna get accused of "racism" by one overly-sensitive type or another so you might as well just own and say "Yeah, I`m a racist". Is the ad racist? Of course not. But that doesn`t matter does it. The acusaztion has been made, the "offensive" company now has to go on the defensive, appologize, pull the ad, etc etc etc.
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Male 8,538
SmagBoy1-"most assuredly an IDIOTIC placement for that ad."

Not at all. That ad was next in the rotation, that`s all. It had been shown plenty of times.

And they can`t say it repesents Gabby at all, as WOMEN DO NOT PERFORM ON RINGS in the Olympics. (I was rooting for Gabby last night, was happy she won the gold. One of the cutest girls we have there.)
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Female 9,572
They shown this commercial a few times already, how is this racist?
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Male 14,331
I don`t saw it on MSN and people are going crazy about it.
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Male 2,591
It`s racist because you know who got racially offended by this.
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Male 329
No for multiple reasons. 1) It`s promoting a stupid looking comedy show where that monkey is apparently a vet tech or at the least has a "starring role" 2) Only someone that is themselves mildly racist and afraid of their own feelings would think of it as racist. 3) That wasn`t the first time they aired it... they`ve had it on a few times... which means it wasn`t necessarily planned to air it there, its just where that ad spot fell by chance.
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Male 3,060
I just saw a stupid commercial for a stupid show.
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Male 4,745
Yes. Everything everywhere is racist. I burned my toast this morning. That was racist of me. I.A.B`s webpage is black. That is racist. The roads are black; clearly the city officials are racist. They keep monkeys in the zoo, that`s VERY racist. There were monkeys in the Indiana Jones movies. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were racist. It`s all around you. Time for the tin foil hats.
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Male 2,552
It`s a damn monkey; not a chimp. Why is that racist?!
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Male 4,431
Purposefully insensitive? Probably not--that would be just stupid. Regardless of purposefulness, though, it was most assuredly an IDIOTIC placement for that ad.
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Male 244
are monkeys racists?
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Male 5,811
Umm, no. It`s a monkey doing gymnastics, that`s hilarious, not racist. If only blacks or some other ethnic group were allowed to do gymnastics then it might be racist, but this is just a cute commercial. Unless the NBC guy talking about black kids had something to do with the commercial, it`s not racist.
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Male 14,331
Link: NBC Airs An Olympic Ad Some Are Calling Racist [Rate Link] - What do you think, I-A-B? Was the follow-up commercial racially insensitive?
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