Racist Super Bowl TV ad from SalesGenie.com

I am watching the exciting Super Bowl game between the Giants and Patriots. (I’m ecstatic that the NY Giants won). Anyways, while I am watching the game, then an animated commercial from SalesGenie.com appears. It is a commercial with panda bears with bad Asian accents fullfilling so many common Asian stereotypes. I couldn’t believe that a company like that would spend millions of dollars to put up a racist tv ad like that in the biggest television event of the year. Needless to say, people should stay away from SalesGenie.com. However, it makes me even angrier that they felt like they could do that without any repercussions. It tells me that they had no Asian Americans in their boardroom telling them that this commercial was racist. Also, there is something disturbing in the fact that they thought it was ok to stereotype Asians in this commercial because I would doubt that they would do that for African Americans and Jewish people. They know if they did this to other groups, there would definitely be a backlash. It just tells you that it’s ok to be racist against Asian Americans in this nation and we saw it on display in the biggest television event of the year. I just shutter to think how many millions of people watched that and just laughed and thought nothing of it. We got a long way to go in this nation on the issue of race.

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8 comments

  1. it’s amazing how such a blatantly, in-your-face racist commercial, jam packed with asian stereotypes could actually make it out of a boardroom and on tv, let alone the superbowl. this isn’t exactly a subtle, “innocent” slip-up.

  2. The problem is that there will not be any backlash, no public outcry, no call-to-action against this blatantly racist depiction of Asians. We have no voice, no champions, no leaders to take up the cause. All we can do is to rant on these websites. After a few days, the mild annoyance that we nay have caused will subside & the company will be laughing all the way to the bank.

  3. I have made this point on other blogs. What if they had a Monkey selling Watermelons and Ribs. Speaking in a Minstrel English. “Shaw wis we cud sell mo watamelons”. Are you kidding me! Al Sharpton, Hillary and the NAACP would be all over this. Since it is making fun of asian americans. Well that funny as hell then. We need to organize a reponse. Just because the owner of Sales Genie is Indian does not mean it is not racist.

  4. jerry, you koreans have the nerve to be so damn racist. Why was the example you used of Black people? Do you really believe white people LIKE koreans? *snicker* That’s why it is very much ok to make fun of asians. They are the most racist people on the planet.

    Nothing like censorship… oops. I forgot. You can dish it out, but you can’t take it. (wimps)

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