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Arab-American groups call Coke Super Bowl ad "racist"
Reuters.com ^ | 1/30/2013 | Reuters

Posted on 01/31/2013 6:28:43 AM PST by mykroar

(Reuters) - Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.

"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?" said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC.

Coca-Cola released an online teaser of the commercial last week, showing the Arab walking through a desert. He soon sees cowboys, Las Vegas showgirls and a motley crew fashioned after the marauders of the apocalyptic "Mad Max" film race by him to reach a gigantic bottle of Coke.

In its ad, Coke asks viewers to vote online on which characters should win the race. The online site does not allow a vote for the Arab character.

"The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world," Imam Ali Siddiqui, president of the Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies, said in an email.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; camel; coke; racist
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"The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world,"

Boo hoo. Cry me a river.

1 posted on 01/31/2013 6:29:00 AM PST by mykroar
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To: mykroar

So this goes along with gripes about the VW ad?


2 posted on 01/31/2013 6:31:11 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mykroar

....And so the pre-Super Bowl fun and games begins.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 6:31:11 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mykroar
"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?"

Why is it that so many of them are ". . . oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?"

That includes the one sitting in the White Hut.

4 posted on 01/31/2013 6:34:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC.

They should change it to....

Committee of Anti Discrimination..... CAD for short.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 6:35:27 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: mykroar
Sorry Mo, the "camel jockey" thing has already been done.
6 posted on 01/31/2013 6:37:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: mykroar

Seems to me these references are to culture, not race.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 6:37:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mykroar

I expect Coke to fold like a cheap suit.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 6:41:22 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: mykroar

Super Ball? Is that a game for Camel Jockeys?


9 posted on 01/31/2013 6:41:22 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: mykroar

Super Ball? I used to play with those as a kid.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 6:41:34 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mykroar

Next thing - what they’re going to show blacks playing basketball? Asian kids doing well in school? Latino’s driving around in cars? It’s awful I tell ya, it’s awful.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 6:43:06 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mykroar

Sorry Achmahd, it can’t be racist. Like me, Arabs are part of the geneaology attributed to descendants from the Caucasus region of northeastern Europe.

You, Mohammed, is caucasian.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 6:43:15 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: mykroar
Wait, so they don't have camels in the desert, or we are just not supposed to point it out...I'm confused. Someone please call these dopes a wambulance...
13 posted on 01/31/2013 6:45:58 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: mykroar

When you, members of ADC, have time to bitch about crap like this, it tells me that you have nothing better to worry about and are therefore vapid buffoons.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 6:47:11 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: mykroar

I want to protest the derogatory way in which cowboys are portrayed in this silly commercial.

Rick the Infidel


15 posted on 01/31/2013 6:48:21 AM PST by NY Cajun
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"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?" said Warren David." Islamic Jew Hatred: **GRAPHIC** Muslim Massacre Jewish family of Five, Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby's Throat Slashed Well here is the real picture of how these murdering fools are..Racist is the least that they are they are murdering thugs..
16 posted on 01/31/2013 6:48:34 AM PST by PLD
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To: mykroar

Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula are actually very proud of their Camel Culture. They go on desert camping excursions, hold camel races, etc.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 6:49:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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“Super Ball”?

Uh-huh, backward and foolish camel jockey.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 6:49:42 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“I expect Coke to fold like a cheap suit.”

Depending on how Coke deals with this issue, I’ll either double up on my purchases or stop buying Coke all together. I don’t support wimps.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:50:12 AM PST by ryderann
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To: mykroar

Dear Imam,
Have a Coke and a smile and.....well, you know.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 6:57:20 AM PST by windsorknot
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