Tuesday, February 03, 2009
6396: On Madison Avenue, Mafiosa Are A Hit.
Last week at The Big Tent, complaints about Italian-American stereotypes in a Verizon Wireless spot led to stereotypical arguments. The offended were accused of being too PC. Too liberal. Too oversensitive. They were told to lighten up—and were even branded as chimp-screaming bigots. Why, there was nothing to be upset about in the commercial. Italian Americans are not the victims of stereotyping.
A few days later, we have Denny’s Super Bowl spot titled, “Thugs.”
Perhaps the culturally clueless morons should be fitted for cement shoes. Or maybe their Mad Ave bosses could attempt to recondition them via Carmen Van Kerckhove’s Diversity Tele-Course. At only $297, it’s an offer you can’t refuse.