Thursday, June 19, 2008

Red Stripe Reggae Dance Commercial













Just a quick thought. I love that commercial, and I find it really funny. The dorky white guy can't dance, playing to the stereotype and making us all laugh. Even a white guy like me. Yet i can't help but wonder if a flip type of commercial would be acceptable as well. I have long found the double standard in race issues to be maddening. You see, I really don't give much of a damn what color someone is, cool people are cool, and assholes are assholes. Simple as that.

Another example of this used to be Eddie Murphy, back when he was funny. He often did a very funny imitation of a stereotypical dorky uptight white guy, (same with Richard Pryor) - funny stuff, and much of the humor stemmed from the truthfulness contained within. Yet if a white comedian did the same thing, I believe he would be labeled a racist. Need more examples? How about Spike Lee, who sees racism in everything - and who called Larry Bird overrated because he was White. Please. My point is this. As long as sacred cows are allowed, and humor isn't equal across all races, both sexes, etc, I will have a problem.

Sav

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woody with a comment. I agree with you now - there should be no double standard. Racism still exists and it is very bad in some parts of the country that we don't see everyday. However, in today's world, a black man can become President. A black man can be CEO of a Fortune 500 company. This wasn't the case in the 70's and even the 80's (Prior and Murphy when he was funny) so I didn't mind the double standard then. Now, it's time to move forward.

Da Old Man said...

LMAO@ Murphy when he was funny.

You think being the voice of Donkey is a sellout?

LOL

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