May 2, 2013
Tyler The Creator and why isms are going nowhere.
I did have a chance to watch the commercial and did laugh. I see where someone would say it was racist but it seems a little redundant. Dave Chappelle (as funny as he is cause he’s fucking funny) was making fun of EVERYONE. People ate it up and love him for it. For Tyler The Creator to say he grew up on him and that’s where he got his inspiration isn’t shocking. The whole argument that the commercial is racist and needs to be pulled should have been re examined.
I understand a black guy’s behind the ad being pulled but let me get off my black power fist high horse to point and giggle while commenting. The whole concept was Tyler’s idea.
There are several stereotypes in the commercial.
- African American men all look the same.
- African American men are most likely criminals.
- African American men are livestock (who doesn’t love an ass backwards history lesson about slavery?!)
- African American men are sexual predators.
- White women don’t age well. (Unless they’re Bo Derek)
Okay, so the last one I already knew. Getting back to the point of the post. Racism is everywhere. (Insert ”You don’t say!” meme face here) Stereotypes are everywhere and I don’t get why now it suddenly has become a problem for consumers. Did everybody just conveniently forget the Red Stripe Lager commercials? (Specifically the one with the female white goat named Snowflake.)
What about all the Home Depot commercials and the ones about matching washers and dyers or Dawn Hand Renewal with Oil of Olay in the formula? On the other side of this argument there’s black folks.
Everything’s going to offend someone.
I think we as a people need to stop over reacting. Why? Well, we’re still the targeted demographic in McDonald’s commercials and we still eat the shit obviously e.e
I’m not saying I cosign racism, sexism or any other ism anyone may have noticed within the commercial. What I am saying is maybe lighten up a little bit. If we can live in a world where a Milk bite can be a biracial child who’s having an identity crisis and is racially confused, Tyler The Creator and Mountain Dew can get some slack somewhere. IJS.