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Old 09-02-2013, 06:24 AM  
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Dunkin’ Donuts Ad in Thailand Causes Uproar

I was really hoping I was reading this from The Onion or something because JFC we have a bunch of dumb ****s here in the US. It's an ad for charcoal donuts you dipshits. It is also in Thailand you dumb mother****ers. I guess if you look for racism in everything you will find it.

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A new ad from Dunkin’ Donuts’ Thai division has the American pastry-maker on the defensive and critics in America crying racism.

The Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press report that Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand recently released an advertisement for the company’s “Charcoal Donut,” which displays a young woman wearing pink lipstick and complete blackface makeup. The woman is holding up a partially eaten chocolate donut next to text that reads: “Break every rule of deliciousness.”

In America, the marketing campaign immediately drew outrage from both human rights organizations and average citizens. “WOW Racist @DunkinDonuts campaign,” wrote one twitter user. ”What is wrong with people.” Representatives from Human Rights Watch were equally critical. Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for the group, called the ad offensive and demanded that Dunkin’ Donuts apologize.

“It’s both bizarre and racist that Dunkin’ Donuts thinks that it must color a woman’s skin black and accentuate her lips with bright pink lipstick to sell a chocolate doughnut,” Phil Robertson told the AP. “Dunkin’ Donuts should immediately withdraw this ad, publicly apologize to those it’s offended and ensure this never happens again.”

The American headquarters of Dunkin’ Donuts has taken Robertson’s request to heart. The company responded to the scandal through its official twitter account, stating:

However, at least in the campaign’s intended market, the ad appears to be a smash hit. Nadim Salhani, CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand told the AP that donut sales have gone up 50% since the ad launched — an increase he credits to interest in the company’s new marketing. The CEO was also unapologetic, insisting that criticism of the ad was merely ”paranoid American thinking. ”I’m sorry,” said Salhani, “but this is a marketing campaign, and it’s working very well for us.”

“Charcoal Donut” is certainly not the first Thai ad to be called racist. The country has been home to a brand of mops called “Black Man,” featuring the titular character in a tuxedo as its logo. Another Thai product — a skin whitening cream — advertises that lighter skinned people are more attractive to employers, and a black herbal toothpaste maker has run television commercials with the tagline “Appearance can be deceiving.” Another ad by the same company stated, “It’s black, but it’s good.”

The cultural insensitivity extends even beyond race. In July, students at Chulalongkorn University apologized for a banner that placed Adolf Hitler in between superheroes like Batman and Captain America. The schools dean removed the banner, explaining that ”Hitler was supposed to serve as a conceptual paradox to the superheroes.” Hitler was also prominently featured on a billboard for one of the nation’s wax museums.

Despite these examples, Human Rights Watch reports that offensive advertising in Thailand is in a gradual decline. As Robertson told the Los Angeles Times, this donut ad is a relic of an earlier era. The broad trend has been to move away from this kind of racist type advertising,” explained Robertson. “Unfortunately, this advertisement seems to be a bit of a throwback.”



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Old 09-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #16
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Pretty much. The liberal voting base is packed full of people with a victims mentality along with people who feel better about themselves by "feeling their pain" the leadership of that party sits back and fans the fire knowing that those victims keep them living like royalty~
Like the war on Christmas.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #17
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Like the people who created and approved this ad thought "You know, we just hate blacks, and love Al Jolson, so let's do this poster and piss everybody off, because it'll be good for business!"

Yep, liberals are dumb enough to think that way.
Not that I'm up in arms over this poster, but the issue is with unintended consequences. The poster absolutely unintentionally references (and reinforces) the whole Sambo tradition of racist caricature. Given that Thailand doesn't have a significant population of African descent, this poster unintentionally trades on a sort of exoticization of black skin.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #18
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Not that I'm up in arms over this poster, but the issue is with unintended consequences. The poster absolutely unintentionally references (and reinforces) the whole Sambo tradition of racist caricature. Given that Thailand doesn't have a significant population of African descent, this poster unintentionally trades on a sort of exoticization of black skin.
I must have passed the racist test because when I look at the poster all I think of is I want a charcoal donut.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #19
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I must have passed the racist test because when I look at the poster all I think of is I want a charcoal donut.

Me too, after ramming my cock into that chicks mouth a few times
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #20
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Like the war on Christmas.
People from the right have a similar victim mentality regarding Christianity and their leadership plays that card keeping the fear alive that there is an evil plot to destroy Christianity. I am not a Christian but do jump in the mix about people getting their panties in a twist over Merry Christmas. I enjoy offending people who look for reasons to be offended. That cuts both ways. If you search any of the religious threads on here you will quickly see I have no problem calling out all religions on their victim bullshit~
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #21
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Not that I'm up in arms over this poster, but the issue is with unintended consequences. The poster absolutely unintentionally references (and reinforces) the whole Sambo tradition of racist caricature. Given that Thailand doesn't have a significant population of African descent, this poster unintentionally trades on a sort of exoticization of black skin.
Do you think maybe it's possible that these people either never heard of blackface, or simply gave zero thought to it? And then some eternally aggrieved **** who scours the world nonstop looking for stuff to be offended by hopped all over it?

When was the last time you saw an entertainer use blackface? I'm old enough to remember some of the old 30s movies that used it being on TV when I was a kid, but that was back in the 70s.
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Me too, after ramming my cock into that chicks mouth a few times
I can't take my eyes off the donut. I must be getting old.
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I can't take my eyes off the donut. I must be getting old.
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Do you think maybe it's possible that these people either never heard of blackface, or simply gave zero thought to it?
I have my doubts that they don't know that blackface is a thing. I would maybe look up the history of Sambo-style caricature in Southeast Asia, but the third-to-last paragraph in the story in the OP says enough.
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I have my doubts that they don't know that blackface is a thing. I would maybe look up the history of Sambo-style caricature in Southeast Asia, but the third-to-last paragraph in the story in the OP says enough.
I don't understand why black face is a thing in the first place. Seems silly.
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I don't understand why black face is a thing in the first place. Seems silly.
Blackface tends to involve exaggerating features (very white eyes, very red lips). Exaggerating features is classic racism. The more exaggerated a performance/advert/etc. makes a certain race/nationality, the easier it is for the given majority to see them as inherently different from them, which means its easier to dehumanize them. It isn't silly so much as it is a tired and true method of positioning one race/nationality over another. Blackface in this regard does the same work that many propaganda posters do.
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