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Friday, February 1, 2013

Muslim special interest groups protest Coke Super Bowl ad: Portraying Arabs riding camels considered "racist"

From Eric Dondero:

Who knew? Showing Arabs as camel jockeys is now considered "racist"?

Reuters is reporting that Muslim groups are asking Coca-Cola to pull its Super Bowl ad, (above) "Arab-American groups call Coke Super Bowl ad ''racist''":
“Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?” said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC.

Coca-Cola released an online teaser of the commercial last week, showing the Arab walking through a desert. He soon sees cowboys, Las Vegas showgirls and a motley crew fashioned after the marauders of the apocalyptic “Mad Max” film race by him to reach a gigantic bottle of Coke.

In its ad, Coke asks viewers to vote online on which characters should win the race. The online site does not allow a vote for the Arab character.

“The Coke commercial for the Super Bowl is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world,” Imam Ali Siddiqui, president of the Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies, said in an email.
Editor's comment - And white guys portrayed as horseback riding cowboys? That's not a racial stereotype? Quick. Someone call the White Guy Anti-Racial Stereotype Alliance. (H/t Creeping Sharia.)

1 comment:

Jim Fryar said...

Actually, the 'Las Vegas showgirls' allude more to Pricilla, Queen of the Desert. That might piss them off even more.