Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The racist cupcakes


Ok seriously...let's all grow up.  It's almost 2011 and here I am featuring a spot from Duncan Hines where some people have deemed it to be "racist".  Just because someone who happens to be white is putting chocolate icing on their cupcakes doesn't make this spot racist.  Would it have been seen more positively if it was a black woman?  The sad truth is, probably.  Sorry I forgot the fact that the cupcakes are also beatboxing.  CLEARLY that must be another reason this spot is getting so much heat.  Maybe they should have included a few with vanilla to try calm things down.  With all this bad publicity, Duncan Hines had to resort to pulling this ad off their YouTube page but luckily I got The WIM another copy of it.  Anyways, I would love to hear your thoughts on this touchy subject.  Personally, I'm sick and tired of all this racial sensitivity.  As my old organizational behavior professor Michael Kull once said:

 "Don't take it personally"


~Until Next Time~

WIM

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