Wednesday, November 25, 2009

7278: Pre-Holiday Cheers And Jeers.

Offensive maneuvers in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• Italian-American group UNICO National has called for MTV to dump a promo for the upcoming Jersey Shore, arguing the show perpetuates stereotypes by referring to cast members as “Guidos.” An MTV official countered the characters are merely taking “pride in their ethnicity.” In other words, UNICO National should fugeddaboutit.

• A deal to buy the Saab brand from General Motors has fallen through at the last minute, prompting the automaker to say it will likely shut down the division. Or maybe GM can pull together an awesome Black Friday deal.

• Google apologized for displaying a racially offensive photo of Michelle Obama in search results for the First Lady, but refused to remove the image. However, an image of the Google logo will likely appear in future search results for “racist corporations.”

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