|Riskbreaker - 2013-12-04 |
jeeesus, just that preview image is more than enough.
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-12-04 |
these people have law degrees
|DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall - 2013-12-04 |
Nice to see Chris-Chan off social security.
|Adham Nu'man - 2013-12-04 |
|SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-12-04 |
Here's the stuff about the threat of legal action against at least one blog:
http://www.popehat.com/2013/12/02/quasi-literate-racist-asshol e-jim-deberry-of-definitive-television-threatens-to-sue-above-the- law-for-calling-his-video-racist/
Also, on the Definitive Television channel page (which features a photo of the above "Asian" guy), they write:
"email email@example.com if you'd like to see your comment, suggestion, or hate email read on an upcoming video."
That last bit sounds like the start of a hole with no bottom to me.
....even before I read that link I knew there was about a 0% chance of winning a libel suit. But it's a good read.
|boner - 2013-12-04 |
and those feckin' Greeks.
|memedumpster - 2013-12-04 |
God damn, what a racist piece of shit.
|ashtar. - 2013-12-04 |
Read the youtube 'about' section.
That's a double down with what I'm assuming is a thinly-veiled extortion threat against their client.
I wonder how smart it is to call out a law firm like that when you're not a lawyer yourself?
|snothouse - 2013-12-04 |
Here's what blows me away: There wasn't even a racist pun or joke attempted. It was literally just "Let's dress him up like a Chinaman, that alone is hilarious".
Yeah, I was also wondering about the connection. Why Chinese? Do they get a lot of copyright infringements or something?
Well, they did shoehorn in a "Confucius say...".
|boner - 2013-12-04 |
Did they rent the outfit from a racist costume shop?
I don't think it's the costume. I think it's the grotesque and practically subhuman caricature.
Then again, he does pull the Asian stereotype in a direction it hasn't been pulled since WWII: toward imbecilic.
So if you're Asian and you're feeling oppressed by the 'intelligent' aspect of the stereotype, please send this man a nice thank you note.
|chumbucket - 2013-12-04 |
Feels like a test of social endurance.
|BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-04 |
Oh, sweetie, no...
|Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2013-12-04 |
'This character was inspired in the same prerogative or edgy vein as'
That is the most truthful malapropism I've seen in advertising.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2013-12-04 |
I wish I could see the look on the cameraman's face.
I imagine he was an Asian who quickly disappeared off the scene, much like the black engineer who was recording "Franklin Comes Alive".
|The God of Biscuits - 2013-12-04 |
When I think of car accidents, my mind always jumps to racist caricatures.
|Ursa_minor - 2013-12-04 |
HAhahahahahahah, holy shit.
|BHWW - 2013-12-04 |
It turns out they've issued an apology for the ad, quote "Ah so, vely solly." unquote which was then followed by a five second silence and then someone shouting PSYCH! amidsts a lot of giggling.
|Senator_Unger - 2013-12-04 |
I just want to know who their target demographic is.
|yogarfield - 2013-12-05 |
raiden put on a few.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2013-12-09 |
At least he didn't wear a fake set of buckteeth. That's about the only thing that could've made this even worse.
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