Slammed or dunked?

 

Dunkin' Donuts Thai advert

I like the matte finish to the donut, looks less likely to give me a headache from icing sugar. Alternatively, it looks like my last failed attempt at baking bread.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/30/dunkin-donuts-racist-thai-advert-blackface

The advert caused consternation on Friday morning, after Human Rights Watch said it would cause “howls of outrage” if it ran in the US.‘ Well, it was made for the Thai market. We Asians don’t see race. So forgive us since this incident is clearly a misunderstanding stemming for our inability to see colour.

And seriously, which culturally aware person would ever consider running this ad in the USA? Obviously Human Rights Watch did..

hmm.. does this remind anyone of something similar from years gone by…

darkie-toothpaste

 

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About simplepalatesseriously

I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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