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61 Responses to NBC Airs An Olympic Ad Some Are Calling Racist

  1. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:35 am
    Link: NBC Airs An Olympic Ad Some Are Calling Racist - What do you think, I-A-B? Was the follow-up commercial racially insensitive?
  2. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:41 am
    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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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:43 am
    are monkeys racists?
  4. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:47 am
    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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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:47 am
    It`s a damn monkey; not a chimp. Why is that racist?!
  6. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:49 am
    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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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:53 am
    I just saw a stupid commercial for a stupid show.
  8. Profile photo of sparki1980
    sparki1980 Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:55 am
    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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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:55 am
    It`s racist because you know who got racially offended by this.
  10. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    I don`t saw it on MSN and people are going crazy about it.
  11. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 8:15 am
    They shown this commercial a few times already, how is this racist?
  12. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 8:43 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    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.
  14. Profile photo of SpaceRanger
    SpaceRanger Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Monkeys love fried chicken and watermelon.
    ............and malt liquor.


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    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:14 am
    That monkey was a total racist, I could see it in his eyes!
  16. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:21 am
    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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    gcghost Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:25 am
    What kills me is how racist your thinking HAS to be to consider that commercial racist!
  18. Profile photo of chickiesue86
    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:27 am
    not racist.
  19. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:30 am
    And by "Some" I guess you mean Americans
  20. Profile photo of sosueme1966
    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Unfortunate timing but certainly not racist.
  21. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Only liberals think it`s racist because they are the ones who reflexively equate blacks with lower primates.
  22. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:38 am
    Thank God it wasn`t a KFC commercial.
  23. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:41 am
    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.
  24. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:44 am
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Not racist.
  25. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:45 am
    It`s just a monkey. Move on people.
  26. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 9:51 am
    @OldOllie your logic astounds me
  27. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:11 am
    SpaceRanger, y u be trollin?
  28. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:13 am
    The commercial isn`t racist the submitter is.
  29. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:15 am
    There`s not many other trained animals you could do this with
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:21 am
    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.
  31. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:32 am
    "The commercial isn`t racist the submitter is."

    Only because he believes differently than you eh Madest?
  32. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Have to admit, I laughed
  33. Profile photo of Lucky2u
    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:50 am
    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.
  34. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:57 am
    Only because he believes differently than you eh Madest? ------------
    Believes what? That black people are monkeys? Yeah I know you both have that in common.
  35. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Shut up, cantaloupe.
  36. Profile photo of kja1995
    kja1995 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 11:35 am
    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..
  37. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 11:53 am
    Believes what? That black people are monkeys? Yeah I know you both have that in common.

    SO the video isn`t racist but I think black people are monkeys for submitting it riiight....
  38. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of Calderis
    Calderis Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    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.
  40. Profile photo of max5121
    max5121 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    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.
  41. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    I guess a racist might see it, but a normal person wouldn`t.
  42. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    August 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Some are calling racist, because some are idiots.
  43. Profile photo of whyteman
    whyteman Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    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.
  44. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    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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    kirsdela Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm
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  46. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    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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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    We are becoming a race of people looking to be offended. This is just iditotic.
  48. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    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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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2012 at 12:14 am
    i dont even know what it was advertising
  50. Profile photo of CoffeeTalk
    CoffeeTalk Male 40-49
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    August 4, 2012 at 5:27 am
    oh god....that was nothing! LMMFAO!
  51. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 4, 2012 at 5:28 am
    lol, someone`s gonna get fired over that one.
  52. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 4, 2012 at 6:07 am
    Seriously, has anyone actually called this racist? Obviously I mean anyone with a trace of credibility.
  53. Profile photo of Keegan31
    Keegan31 Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2012 at 8:26 am
    @ 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?
  54. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    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.
  55. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
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    August 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    NBC.... to those that would care.... gets a pass.

    Imagine had Fox ran it.
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    womanusa90 Female 60-69
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  57. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    "Seriously, has anyone actually called this racist? Obviously I mean anyone with a trace of credibility."

    Uh...as a matter of fact, yeah.
  58. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    NBC.... to those that would care.... gets a pass.

    Imagine had Fox ran it.
    ^^ This. ^^
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:11 am
    you`re only racist if you`re white
  60. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:12 am
    which in turn is racist
  61. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:12 am
    ergo.....everyone is racist

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