(Closed) Is this racist?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Was the "Get in. Get Happy" VW commercial racist?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    20 %
    No : (36 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @Mimoza:  I’m not Jamaican so maybe it’s not for me to say, but I thought that it was pretty racist. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

     I have a friend who is Jamaican, and he thought people getting up in arms over it was ridiculous. He also makes the point that people assuming only black people can be Jamaican was way more racist than pretending to have an accent. (If that’s what the article says, my apologies. I just wanted to leave this quick comment.)

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    It made me smile the whole time lol I dont think it was racist at all. Jamaican accents have always been known as the ”happy” sounding kind of accent. Besides, the fact that a WHITE person is embracing the culture is less racist and it is in no way making fun of it. 

    I think its ridiculous for anyone to think too deep about this and call it racist or wrong. 

    Bob Marely would have loved it.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    people read wayy too much into these things sometimes.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m not Jamaican but my family is from another island and my best friend and lots of close friends are Jamaican. Nobody was offended that I know.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Racist is the wrong word. It’s not an issue of race. However, the commercial does perpetuate a cultural stereotype, albeit a pretty benign one. Still, some people don’t like to be generalized and may find it offensive.  It didn’t offend me, but I thought it was kind of stupid.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It seems to me that most people that feel it is racist arent Jamaican or black or any connection to it so I think people are just too critical.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think the ad was taken way out of context. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Just to ad to my post, 

    When Im in a good mood or if my friends and I are all partying, the Jamaican accent does come out. 

    Example;

    My friend: ”want another drink?”

    Me: ”YAAA MONNN”  

    LOL seriously, it IS the FEEL GOOD ACCENT that people of all races enjoy. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Ugh!! SOOOOO not racist! people are just too darn sensitive!
     

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

    @MissBling:  LOL! You are too funny.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Mimoza:  I’m Jamaican and no it wasn’t racist. Everyone is too sensitive these days. I thought it was cute and his accent was okay…although the people in the car with him at the end were pretty horrible! By The Way there are plenty of white, asian, mixed, etc Jamaican people so therefore it’s not far out to see a white person with Jamaican accent, and therefore not racist.

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