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Old 06-01-2011, 07:48 AM  
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Candy Ad: Racist?

Oh, the outrage! Can M&M's be far behind?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/me...e-2290405.html


Naomi Campbell Insists This Ad Is Racist.

Yesterday Campbell revealed she is considering “every option available” after Cadbury, owned by the US giant Kraft, refused to pull the ad campaign, which ran in newspapers last week: “I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”

The model’s mother, Valerie Morris, backed her daughter, saying: “I’m deeply upset by this racist advert. Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Shame on Cadbury.”

Disgust at the ad prompted members of the public to complain to the campaign group Operation Black Vote (OBV), which has called for Cadbury to apologise. OBV’s Simon Woolley said that without an apology, the “only recourse black people have is not to buy its chocolate”. He has written to the American civil rights activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to ask them to mobilise the country’s Afro-American population. “I want them to know what their parent company is doing in Europe. I’ve asked them to support us.”

Mr Woolley said that, for black people, being likened to chocolate was as bad as being called a golliwog. “Racism in the playground starts with black children being called ‘chocolate bar’. At best, this is insensitive, and at worst it demonstrates Cadbury’s utter disregard for causing offence. Its lack of apology just adds insult to injury. The Eurocentric joke is not funny to black people.

“It’s particularly galling because we’ve just had a week that saw the establishment fall over themselves to be close to the Obamas and yet black people are being derided in such an insulting and negative way,” Mr Woolley added.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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Naomi Campbell should be happy her ugly ass is in the news at all. Hypersensitivity at its best.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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Mr Woolley said that, for black people, being likened to chocolate was as bad as being called a golliwog. “Racism in the playground starts with black children being called ‘chocolate bar’. At best, this is insensitive, and at worst it demonstrates Cadbury’s utter disregard for causing offence. Its lack of apology just adds insult to injury. The Eurocentric joke is not funny to black people.
Forserious Mr Woolley? Why wouldn't someone want to be likened to chocolate? It's ****ing delicious. And it contain antioxidents so if eaten in moderation it's incredibly good for you too. It's also versitile. Anyone who thinks chocolate is just for deserts has never had a well made molle sauce.

In fact, I'm struggling to find a single negative experience involving chocolate. It's pretty much the bacon of the sweet world. Chocolate makes everything better.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:03 AM   #5
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Dude it's clearly NOT racist because it's not dark chocolate.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
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Dude it's clearly NOT racist because it's not dark chocolate.
Oh so it's white chocolate?!?!

Well now I'm offended. I don't know what makes this candy company think they can just insult white people like that but this oppression will not stand.

IT WILL NOT STAND!

Get Tom Hanks on the phone stat.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:12 AM   #7
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Oh so it's white chocolate?!?!
I think it's maybe more of a milk chocolate. That would be mixed race, right?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:35 AM   #8
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #9
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:21 AM   #10
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Seemed to me they were just saying she's a diva.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:41 AM   #12
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“Racism in the playground starts with black children being called ‘chocolate bar’
Not sure why, but this really made me lol.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:49 AM   #14
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #15
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this would have been racist if it said "move over Naomi, there is a new chocolate in town". As it is, the ad is simply calling her a diva. WTF?
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