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Monday, August 31, 2015

Bad Ads - Herbal Essences

How many levels of approval does an ad have to get through before it makes it on the air?




The whole point of this ad seems to be that it's howlingly funny that this man:

http://c0717682.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/media/561fe2e454d8fa5c7d4c7.jpg

 . . . who is supposed to be, what, Yanomami? Guarani? anyway it's apparently supposed to be hilarious that this guy can speak proper English. This guy who is painted up like an extra from one of the Road movies, speaks like an intelligent, educated person and that's just supposed to funny? How is that not racist?

Who thinks that's funny?





4 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

since I never watch tv, I don't give a fuck. tv panders to the lowest common denominator, like kim krapdashian.

PS - you may wanna fix your post title.

Professor Chaos said...

Whoops! Good catch.

Bob Slatten said...

Stupid? Yes. Nonsensical? of course. Funny? I get funny, I am funny, this isn't funny.

Margaret Benbow said...

The admen probably think they dodged the whole racism thing because the lady soaping up in the shower is dark, or at least darkish, and she's obviously clean and pretty, so they think they get a pass to present the man as a disgusting racist stereotype. Something like that.