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Sugary "Hip Hop" Cupcakes Embroiled in Blackface Scandal
eater.com ^ | 12/10/10 | Paula Forbes

Posted on 12/11/2010 4:37:23 PM PST by 6SJ7

Cupcakes, once a delightful source of sugary indulgence, later a cliched trend much derided on blogs like this one, have sunk to a new low: racial controversy. A video for Duncan Hines' Amazing Glazes has angered viewers for its depiction of, uh, cupcakes in black face. Racist cupcakes? Facing criticism, Duncan Hines pulled the video from YouTube. But we managed to get a copy of the video, below. Judge for yourself:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blackface; cupcakes; duncanhines; racism
Racist hip-hop cupcake alert. Just when you think it can get any weirder.

It really is worth checking out the video. As one commenter noted, the music is not hip-hop; it's techno... but I guess racism is everywhere now a day; even in the lowly cupcake.

1 posted on 12/11/2010 4:37:30 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: 6SJ7
Ha haaa!

Wasn't it New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who referred to N.O. as a Chocolate City?

2 posted on 12/11/2010 4:40:12 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 6SJ7

what color would chocolate be other than brown?

seems ridiculous to me....


3 posted on 12/11/2010 4:43:41 PM PST by OilCanDan23
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To: 6SJ7

San Francisco Board of Supervisors bans all SF bakery sales of chocolate cupcakes including chocolate eclairs, as racist.


4 posted on 12/11/2010 4:43:41 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: 6SJ7

When I see cupcakes start to sprout faces and sing, it’s not racism that concerns me...


5 posted on 12/11/2010 4:46:15 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: 6SJ7

I thought they were adorable!

[and “black-face” always used -white- exaggerated lips...those little critters had pink lips...Gad, people are whiny]


6 posted on 12/11/2010 4:49:00 PM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: OilCanDan23

-White- chocolate, which would be *really* racist, doncha know.


7 posted on 12/11/2010 4:50:16 PM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: exDemMom

Flashbacks from your Woodstock days?

;-D


8 posted on 12/11/2010 4:51:02 PM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: 6SJ7

I’m making some. Then, as I eat them, I will be wiping out racism. One cupcake at a time.


9 posted on 12/11/2010 4:51:53 PM PST by bigheadfred (STAND IN THE CLOSET AND SCREAM WITH ME)
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To: 6SJ7

gimme some sugar!


10 posted on 12/11/2010 4:53:40 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: 6SJ7
Well, there is the fact that the name of the product, Amazing Glazes, is a play on the words of the hymn, Amazing Grace, which as we all know, was written by an evil Slave Trader!
11 posted on 12/11/2010 4:53:48 PM PST by sportutegrl (sarcasm alert.)
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To: 6SJ7

Something is dreadfully wrong with this country if complaints against these cupcakes are taken seriously.


12 posted on 12/11/2010 4:57:04 PM PST by Dante3
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To: exDemMom

What’s this world coming to when a bunch of creative-types at an ad agency can no longer smoke a little creeper and imagine some singing cupcakes?


13 posted on 12/11/2010 5:01:14 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Dante3
Something is dreadfully wrong with this country if complaints against these cupcakes are taken seriously.

When blacks and browns get as violently sensitive as Muslims do to similar stuff, we will have revolution and civil war.

14 posted on 12/11/2010 5:07:05 PM PST by Aroostook25
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To: 6SJ7

that’s techno


15 posted on 12/11/2010 5:08:21 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: 6SJ7

Adorable.
Now get in mah belly!!!


16 posted on 12/11/2010 5:09:08 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 6SJ7

Obama just said “Duncan Hines acted stupidly.” /sarc.


17 posted on 12/11/2010 5:10:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: 6SJ7

The hands making the cupcakes look like black hands.

It is not racist if black hands do it.


18 posted on 12/11/2010 5:10:32 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: OilCanDan23

it’s certainly not the chocolate -—the chocolate is secondary, but joined to those big red lips it does create an unmistakable impression that ANYONE would recognize as the kinds of images one would see in something as ‘innocuous’ as Sunday Newspaper comics where blacks were portrayed that way. I had hundreds of them, bought for almost nothing at a yard sale 20 years ago, none later than 1912, and interspered among the regular color cartoons were things like “Joe of the “Musical Habit”, which made me cringe just to look at it. See, Joe was a butler in a wealthy white residence, and everytime he heard music he’d drop everything, couldn’t control his feet, and would dance all the way down the winding staircase, much to everyone’s amusement and consternation. Joe’s lips were about 20 times larger than any lips I;ve seen on a human being, but looked exactly like the cupcake adornments.


19 posted on 12/11/2010 5:13:46 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Actually, I just thought they were cute and sort of like talking frogs (because of the bulging eyes) or some silly cartoon character. The lips look the way lips drawn with icing look (thick, out of necessity), and the cupcakes are brown because the icing is chocolate, which is the flavor that people like.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 5:22:54 PM PST by livius
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Now it’s cupcakes. I’m SO tired of this crap!


21 posted on 12/11/2010 5:24:12 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: 6SJ7

ht crawlers


23 posted on 12/11/2010 5:26:57 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: 6SJ7

The commercial was cute. I just saw singing cupcakes. It’s not like it is a package of Uncle Ben’s rice or Aunt Jemima pancake mix. Just a thought.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 5:28:18 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Dante3
Something is dreadfully wrong with this country if complaints against these cupcakes are taken seriously.

I don't think more than ten people across the nation were offended. The problem was all ten of them write blogs.

25 posted on 12/11/2010 5:32:46 PM PST by Drew68
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To: 6SJ7

And if the icing had been all white, they would have also complained that the cupcakes were racist ..
You can’t win .


26 posted on 12/11/2010 5:42:32 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: livius

All the way through the “song” I definitely heard a frog keeping the beat, making me think they were frogs.......


27 posted on 12/11/2010 5:45:57 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 6SJ7

Very clever. Wonder what Divinity
covered cup cakes would sound like?

Can’t do that. White cakes singing
wouldn’t be diverse and thus... racist.

Sheesh!


28 posted on 12/11/2010 5:51:26 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: exDemMom
When I see cupcakes start to sprout faces and sing, it’s not racism that concerns me...

That's what I was thinking. The woman on the phone making the cupcakes seemed unconcerned. One cupcake was "out of tune" due to lack of icing, so she douses it. Me, I'd be running from the room, calling a priest, or contacting Ghostbusters.

29 posted on 12/11/2010 5:59:13 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

When did SO many blacks turn into SUCH paranoid little CRYBABIES? Weak, pathetic people, these racist-screamers. I laugh at and pity them. How embarrassing to be such fragile, constantly “offended” individuals. And I suppose calling out these phony “offended” wimps is “racist.”. Yawn-n-laugh.


30 posted on 12/11/2010 6:02:37 PM PST by Miss Behave (Merry Christmas porkchop)
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To: bigheadfred
I’m making some. Then, as I eat them, I will be wiping out racism. One cupcake at a time.

You are a true civil rights activist!

31 posted on 12/11/2010 6:21:25 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: 6SJ7

Well, I think the NFL and NBA are racist. Virtually every single player is done up in black face.


32 posted on 12/11/2010 6:26:27 PM PST by Professional
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To: 6SJ7
Racism, like beauty is in the eye (or the heart) of the beholder.
33 posted on 12/11/2010 6:58:25 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: 6SJ7

Libs see EVERYTHING thru the Prism of Race....Duncan Hines should tell the Race Hustlers that try to shake them down for “Donations” to show they aren’t racist to Go Pound Sand!


34 posted on 12/11/2010 7:39:42 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: 6SJ7

35 posted on 12/11/2010 7:44:17 PM PST by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: livius

I didn’t actually watch the video; it was the visual of the cupcakes on the table that I was looking at, and making reference to.


36 posted on 12/12/2010 3:19:17 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: livius

I didn’t actually watch the video; it was the visual of the cupcakes on the table that I was looking at, and making reference to.


37 posted on 12/12/2010 3:19:32 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: livius

I didn’t actually watch the video; it was the visual of the cupcakes on the table that I was looking at, and making reference to.


38 posted on 12/12/2010 3:19:35 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: livius

I didn’t actually watch the video; it was the visual of the cupcakes on the table that I was looking at, and making reference to.


39 posted on 12/12/2010 3:24:22 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL One cupcake at a time.


40 posted on 12/13/2010 10:41:50 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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