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The WTF Of The Day: Huh? [Pic]

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The WTF Of The Day: Huh? [Pic]. What the F is going on here? I can`t even begin to figure out where to go with this...
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Hits: 13996 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: Weird | Date: 04/18/2012
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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5976 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:06:54 PM
Hooooooooly moley. The video is the worst. Yowza. Just goes to show that if you live in a largely homogeneous society, you can more easily objectify other races. (Yes, I know the artist here was black; and no, I have no idea what he was thinking.) Case in point: When I lived in Finland in the 1980s, they were selling licorice with logos of little African pygmies that I found a little shocking and that would have created an outcry over here. Because virtually no one in Finland had any relationship with blacks, such caricatures were simply regarded as charming, funny, and quaint. Another story: I once asked a Finnish woman I was dating what she would do if the driver of the taxi that pulled up to her place was black, and she immediately replied that she'd refuse to go outside. I kid you not.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1898 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:27:03 PM

Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:10:54 PM
Video is scarier

Male, 50-59, Canada
 21935 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:03:08 AM
Good link @doorman! But it's cut from a longer story:
Longer Explaination Here

The skin colour of the `artist` makes NO difference to this being racist or not. Period! It`s a feeble excuse, as bad as "having good intentions" is.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 59 Posts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:53:33 AM
come on! just the press making buzz.. the artist is black, and he explained the minister reaction...

Makond Linde Explain the Episode

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