That is an incredibly 1960s thing. Casual racism, crazy art direction...
See, this IS racist. I'm glad someone still remembers how that works and trust we won't get any more McDonalds ads around here.
Oh, the 60's.
So the message of this commercial is 'Chinese people are racially inferior to other races.'
Cause that's the definition of racist. Stop calling racist, which is really just cultural ignorance or insensitive.
Racism involves the belief that your race determines your abilities, demeanor, thoughts, attitudes, etc, whether those assumptions are positive, negative or in between. The belief that those traits are inherently inferior to those of your own race is racial supremacy, which is a subset of racism. In this case, lumping bad accents, hollow concepts of honour, stereotyped music and other garbage into the definition of "Chinese" is simply racist.
Also, I've never understood why these are called "egg rolls" in the west. Chinese people call these "spring rolls". Actual egg rolls are a sort of pastry, sort of like a rolled up cookie. And they're made with eggs, unlike spring rolls.
I would differentiate between a dictionary definition of racism, which finds the lowest common denominator across cultures, and racism in the American context. This video is racist in that sense beOH JESUS I DID IT AGAIN. Oh my lawdy, Cena Mark! You rascal! Will your pranks never cease?!?
I really should check names before I type out replies.
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I was wondering if this was a Stan Freberg ad, but it seems a bit lame for him.
Eggrolls without honour or humanity.
The "Swing American" campaign lasted well into the 1980s (I remember hearing that jingle once or twice as a kid) but they toned down the ching chong stuff after a while. Hell, isn't the name "La Choy" in itself kind of racist (a genuine question, not Cena_Troll bait)?
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