Skip to comments.Leno: Only Super Bowl Ads Nobody Gets Mad at Are White Guys Making Fools of Themselves Over Beer
Posted on 02/06/2013 11:25:13 AM PST by chessplayer
Rather predictably, many of last Sunday's Super Bowl ads have been criticized for supposedly being racist.
On NBC's Tonight Show Tuesday, host Jay Leno marvelously asked, When will advertisers learn the only stereotype nobody gets mad at is white guys making fools of themselves over beer?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
You knew this was going to happen, Leno teased during his opening monologue. Complaints keep coming in about a lot of the Super Bowl commercials.
He continued, Some Arab-American groups claimed the Coke commercial - remember the one depicting a sheik walking his camel across the desert? They said that was anti-Arab. Another group said the Volkswagen commercial - remember, everybody speaking with a Jamaican accent? Oh, they said that was racist.
And the punch line?
When will advertisers learn the only stereotype nobody gets mad at is white guys making fools of themselves over beer? Okay? That's the only one. That is the only one you can do
Sadly, hes right.
It appears the only jokes that are safe in todays politically correct world are about white men.
But why should that surprise anyone?
For at least the last four years, Americas media have been blaming all the problems in society on white guys.
Why should commercials be any different?
PapaBear, I waited 30 years to find “my man” and I married him promptly. He was smart, funny, capable and loved fishing. He fished while I caught fish ;). A good man is worth waiting for. Twenty five years married yesterday!
No doofus for poobear! ;)
” - - - the only stereotype nobody gets mad at is white guys making fools of themselves - - - “
Does telling this ‘White Guy’ joke make Jay Leno a racist?
What ‘White Guy’ joke IS Politically Correct in these Post-Racist times?
Will there ever be a time when ‘White Guys’ are finally accepted in our Society?
Will Jay Leno ever be able to tell jokes without revealing his repulsive racial bias?
Why does NBC TV tolerate such blatant racism?
This is a maddening situation.
Thank you! Because this is one of my pet peeves, especially in commercials. Smart wife, worldly kids, dumb dad. Total sterotypes, in 60 seconds or less.
WBill Jr. and I were recently bachelors for a long weekend while my wife went out of town. We missed her, and were glad when she came home, but...
We had a blast, no problems at all. No pets were harmed, the house was clean and still standing when she got home, chores were completed, baths were still taken, meals were (mostly) nutritious, we went to bed on time, etc etc etc.
However, at least 1/2 dozen people have expressed incredulity that *I* could handle such an enormous task. Or worse, referred to it as "babysitting". I'm my son's father, dammit, and while I'm thoroughly appreciative of all my wife does, I'm still quite capable of handling a weekend without her.
I am sick and tired of being picked on for being white.
Sadly, being called “Crackuh” and othuh lame epithets only humor me.
Here are some photos of her...
That’s not the case on “The First 48”. The overwhelming majority of the time, the perp is black, as is the victim.
They all look the same:
...the offensive ones, well, we just dont buy their products.
I am willing to bet that your wife and I are typical of the average conservative woman. The women on our side know the importance of strong family structure and are usually comfortable with our roles as women.
Reminds me of the outrage over the Swedish Bikini Team.
Thats probably why I dont like TV or its commercials. Im not the way they think all women are
Same here. I am actually offended by these cliche, dumb-ass shows and commercials that think I am such an imbecile that I must find it funny. It was old and lame 10 years ago and now is just absurd. When I see stuff like this my reaction is ‘Really? Does anyone think this is funny any more?’ I mean do these writers really sit around trying to come up with a new/hip/funny idea and someone busts out with’ I know, let’s make fun of a white guy and everyone says yeah that’s a great idea no ones’s done that before!
Zimbabwe hated white guys, too...until they ran them off and starved because they black guys couldn’t figure out how to farm or ranch.
It's spreading: it was formerly about WASPs.