Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Essay 4865

Back in the day, this minority group was stereotyped as uncivilized and impoverished, often depicted with exaggerated simian features. Blacks? Latinos? Asians? Nope, we’re talking Irish Americans. And now Arby’s is offending the audience with a TV commercial that shows chimpanzees performing a traditional Irish step dance. Check out the letter war between a consumer and the fast food joint (from the latest issue of Irish America magazine). Plus, click on the essay title above to learn more about the obscene insensitivity.

(To view the Arby’s spot, click here)

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