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NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics..(trunc)
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 08/04/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT by Perdogg

NBC has become the centre of a race storm after airing an ad featuring a monkey performing gymnastics, right after showing the performance of Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win Olympic gold. The network has since apologised for the advert's poor timing, explaining: 'No offense was intended.'

The controversy ignited as sportscaster

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: nbc; olympics
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1 posted on 08/04/2012 11:59:10 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I bet you could count the number of people who were truly offended on one hand. Media stirring up controversy where none is warranted.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 12:01:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Perdogg

The political correctness net eventually snags everyone.


3 posted on 08/04/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Perdogg

If Fox News had done this the far left would have been outraged, outraged I tell ya..but since its NBC, the far left kooky network, they can get away with it.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

NBC, long-time home of Democrat race hustlers, should go out of business forever.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 12:02:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Perdogg

They should apologize for having that little dork metrosexual Costas on there. What a loser. Can’t do any sport, so I will announce it and play the expert.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 12:03:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If Fox News had done this...

...The story would keep the MSNBC prime-time crew of Democrat race hustlers wagging their fingers for weeks.

7 posted on 08/04/2012 12:04:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Weeks? More like months..Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the rest of the race baiters would be protesting outside the headquarters demanding it get shut down


8 posted on 08/04/2012 12:06:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

She’s a black Christian for Petes sake, and outspoken.

OF COURSE she should be compared to a monkey. NBC was being nice.

Saying what they REALLY think of her would get them huge fines.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Perdogg
Right after we saw that, I said to my wife: "Ouch...NBC is going to get some crap because of that timing. Stupid choice by them..."

She said that I'm crazy. I now say: not so much.

10 posted on 08/04/2012 12:08:17 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Perdogg

Priceless! Somewhere, Howard Cosell is having a big laugh about this. Or maybe not.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 12:08:29 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

The dead don’t laugh!


12 posted on 08/04/2012 12:10:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Lancey Howard

“If Fox News had done this...

...The story would keep the MSNBC prime-time crew of Democrat race hustlers wagging their fingers for weeks.”

Bingo! They would NEVER be able to get the wads out of their panties!


13 posted on 08/04/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT by ChoobacKY
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To: Perdogg

I’m thinking it’s the one who equated Gabby to a monkey who is the racist.

NBC ignored the opening ceremonies tribute to the London terrorist attack because it featured Christian hymns.

Gabby’s first interview after winning all-around gold was a lovely tribute to God. NBC tossed it down the memory hole. It’s still on YouTube, though.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 12:12:16 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Perdogg

So, is the implication that black people are really monkeys and no one is supposed to mention this and therefore, it’s a slur? That’s even worse than the juxtaposition, if that’s what people think.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Perdogg
I don't understand all of this...

If the commercial played just after Mary Lou Retton won, there would be no problem. So, why is a problem after a black girl won? Is it because some people (Liberals), deep down, believe that black people look like monkeys???

After all, only Liberals are complaining. Conservatives would never make the association. (BTW, the commercial was made BEFORE Gabby won the Gold!)

Another case in point: George Bush is compared to a monkey = no racism. Obama is compared to a monkey = racism...

Why?

16 posted on 08/04/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: doorgunner69

This Costas? ?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QAUu89-nGy8


17 posted on 08/04/2012 12:16:22 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Perdogg

Isn’t Reverend Al part of that network? Surely he will have a comment or two about this.


18 posted on 08/04/2012 12:20:01 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Perdogg

I caught it, too and wondered how long it would take for the complaints to start pouring in.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 12:20:16 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Pharmboy

Doncha love it when you prove your spouse wrong?!


20 posted on 08/04/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Perdogg
Hey NBC . . .

What goes around, comes around.

21 posted on 08/04/2012 12:26:07 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Perdogg

Oh gosh! How IGNORANT! No one in their right mind would have even thought along those lines about the darling little girl who is the gymnast. HOW VERY, VERY IGNORANT!!


22 posted on 08/04/2012 12:26:42 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: goseminoles
Yes, that is the humorless little dork.

The real ex-pro NFL guys on Inside the NFL used to really ridicule him at times for his pomposity and know it all airs about a game he never played. They would deliberately slide down in their seats so as not to tower over the little peckersniffer.

23 posted on 08/04/2012 12:28:27 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: dfwgator

I bet you could count the number who saw it on two hands


24 posted on 08/04/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Perdogg

And if Fox did that, Media Matters would be calling to have them off the air.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 12:32:30 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: miss marmelstein
Doncha love it when you prove your spouse wrong?!

While doing that is great, I found that it's best to very quietly savor the moment.

26 posted on 08/04/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Perdogg

Why do these morons keep doing the same things over and over then expect that an apology is going to work? I think not. Over the past decade or two they’ve consistently put their collective feet in their mouths and then go on to say, “Sorry, our bad”?


27 posted on 08/04/2012 12:44:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: miss marmelstein
Doncha love it when you prove your spouse wrong?!

From Rules For Men: "If it turns out that you were correct during a family argument, apologize at once."

/johnny

28 posted on 08/04/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ntnychik
Gabby’s first interview after winning all-around gold was a lovely tribute to God. NBC tossed it down the memory hole. It’s still on YouTube, though.

It didn't go down God's memory hole though. Afterwards, the NBC "anchorman" (I don't care to know his name) remarked that even though we had a black "president" blah blah blah that maybe Gabby inspired other African Americans to be gymnasts...............

contrarily, I prayed that more people would be inspired from when she said 'praise went up to God, and the Blessings came down.'

29 posted on 08/04/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded.)
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To: ntnychik

I’m thinking it’s the one who equated Gabby to a monkey who is the racist.

I agree. Anyone who saw the commercial (or whatever) and thought it was Gabby after she came on later is clearly a jerk and racist.


30 posted on 08/04/2012 12:54:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: Cowboy Bob

I saw it live, never had a moments thought about it, but leave it to the racist media scum to make that connection .


31 posted on 08/04/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Rules for women: never let your spouse forget THAT HE WAS WRONG.


32 posted on 08/04/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein; Pharmboy

“Doncha love it when you prove your spouse wrong?!”

I can hear it now: “One more time and you’re on the couch, buster!” LOL.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 1:16:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Perdogg
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34 posted on 08/04/2012 1:33:30 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ntnychik

“Gabby’s first interview after winning all-around gold was a lovely tribute to God. NBC tossed it down the memory hole.”

I never heard a network person make a single acknowledgement of her repeated references to God as her inspiration and means of staying focused.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 1:33:49 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Another case in point: George Bush is compared to a monkey = no racism. Obama is compared to a monkey = racism...

Why?

You nailed it!

36 posted on 08/04/2012 2:09:41 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Perdogg

Was it like MSNBC (or was it CNN?) playing Stupid Girls prior to a Sarah Palin story? Oh, just a coincidence. I would happily punch someone for saying anything insulting about Gabby.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 2:09:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 ())
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To: Perdogg
'No offense was intended.'




38 posted on 08/04/2012 2:13:34 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Perdogg
The ad isn't racist. The racist moment is right before the commercial when Bob Costas made the win all about Gabby's race instead of respecting her as an individual.
39 posted on 08/04/2012 3:23:16 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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To: Perdogg

Alinsky Rule #4: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.


40 posted on 08/04/2012 3:28:36 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Perdogg

liberals are the real racists. The white ones live in lilly white neighborhoods. They purport to be all inclusive. The like abortion because it disproportionately eliminates black babies as a percentage. They scream racism at others to make themselves feel good. They like them on the voting plantation, but they don’t them being economically better off because they may move to their neighborhood. They throw money at them because to keep them dependent. Everyone knows if you don’t earn your way in life, you generally don’t appreciate anything you or others around you have.

They do this sort of thing to conservatives time and time again like with Sarah Palin and certain lead in music as an example. I am certain, a couple of nubile liberals behind the scenes thought it would be humorous to do this.

Closest racists=liberal. They are true racists.


41 posted on 08/04/2012 3:57:48 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: dfwgator
I bet you could count the number of people who were truly offended on one hand.

These days that's all it takes.

42 posted on 08/04/2012 4:00:01 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: BinaryBoy

Good point. In fact, even THINKING that the monkey has anything to do with the athlete can by itself be construed as racism.

But what Costas said was definitely racist. Why did he have to mention all other black girls when talking about her? Definitely racism.


43 posted on 08/04/2012 4:09:24 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: miss marmelstein

Once every decade is what I settle for. Lol.


44 posted on 08/04/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Perdogg

For anyone, ANYONE to besmirch the accomplishments of this young athlete by inferring that there is ANY connection between her performance and that stupid, effing commercial...
Absolutely shameful and disgusting.


45 posted on 08/04/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Perdogg

The same network that also pushes the “Justice For Trayvon” racist garbage...how fitting

I wonder if Gabby Douglass does not fit the NBC-DNC-Al Sharpton stereotype of African-Americans? After all, she won in a sport that is mainly “white” and she even lives with a “white family”. Sharpton, Jackson, New Black Panthers must be hating that


46 posted on 08/04/2012 4:41:59 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: BinaryBoy

Before seeing the clip i was siding with those who were saying that to find it offensive was itself racist. Why equate a monkey with a black person in the first place? But after seeing the clip, i can see why people are upset.

I mean, the whole thing come off like something you might expect to see in a Mel Brooks movie. Paraphrasing Costas (who looks the same as he did 30 years ago by the way): “...so that African-American girls will dream of following in her footsteps some day.” Then right after that, as though on cue, there comes an ad showing dark hands holding onto the high-bar, with a voice-over saying something like: “He has been training all his life for this moment.”

So you’re thinking, “Oh i see, they’re showing a black gymnast to follow up on what Costas was saying.”

But then, as if this really were a cutting edge comedy skit, the hands turn out not to be that of a black person but a chimp. I think if Costas hadn’t said what he did, no one would have been too bothered by i...but it does come off looking quite bad.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: carriage_hill
My love is slightly more forgiving. Slightly. Ha!
48 posted on 08/04/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Perdogg

Aren’t the people who see this back to back and are offended, the real racists or racismists? They have to believe there’s some connection btwn a black gymnast interview and a monkey in an ad doing gymnastics. I’d not make that connection. Racists however would. Racismists would as well.


49 posted on 08/04/2012 7:16:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: PGR88
I do not like Costas. I love Gabby. But, Costas had no idea what commercial was coming up. Perhaps his producer should have know.

But with the events unfolding like they did, it is nice to see NBC was the victim of its own type of political correctness. It couldn't have happened to a nicer group. I can only imagine what Chrissy Matthews would be saying for a month, if this had unfolded on FOX.

But I simply have to believe its was serendipity and not malice. But it is fine to bend NBC over the picklebarrel.

50 posted on 08/04/2012 10:08:55 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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