Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Darly (formerly "Darky") toothpaste commercial

Whoever posted this commercial called it racist, but I strongly disagree. 

I, and probably most viewers, identify and sympathize with the athlete; I recognize him as an athlete and not a monkey, what kind of racist would think he looked like a monkey?  I think it's clear that the commercial is strongly critical of the racist overreaction of the mother. 

I saw this on TV about seven years ago, it didn't last long on the airwaves.  "Darky" toothpaste, that's some racist shit right there, but this commercial?  I could, of course, be wrong, but I don't think it is. 

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