Skip to comments.Jackson Lee blasts 'demeaning' Pepsi Super Bowl ad
Posted on 02/09/2011 10:41:43 AM PST by BradtotheBone
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took to the House floor Tuesday night to criticize what she called a "demeaning" Pepsi ad that aired during the Super Bowl.
In the ad for Pepsi Max, a black woman sitting on a park bench gets angry with her husband after an attractive, white female jogger sits down next to the couple and smiles and waves at the man.
After the man smiles back, his girlfriend or wife gets angry and whips her Pepsi Max can at him. The man ducks, and the can hits the attractive jogger in the head. The ad is titled "Love hurts."
Jackson Lee said it was ridiculous for the soft drink maker to air the advertisement during African-American history month.
"In this month of African-American history where we're trying to celebrate what is good and great, it certainly seems ridiculous that Pepsi would utilize this kind of humor," she said. "It was not humorous. It was demeaning an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman."
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Just imagine the roles reversed, so that it would be a big joke when two whites knocked out a black woman “by accident.”
Lee waits on a daily basis to be offended. She waits for it.
I thought it was one of the few funny ones. Too bad Jackson Lee has no sense of humor. How’s she on the State Farm commercials where the African-American woman wishes she had a hunk for a hubby (by ‘singing’ the State Farm jingle), gets him and then gets mad when he does the same?
Or does her memory not go back that far?
I’m glad old Sheila is on top of the critical issues facing this nation.
This stupid b*tch would find racism in an oreo cookie.
I found it demeaning to white women
Your skin is much too thick, my FRiend. /s/
Well, how else could she be a perpetual, professional victim?
SJL is an affront to the great state of Texas.
It was funny. Not quite as good as Roseanne Barr, or whoever that was, getting zonked by a log, but it was good.
I wouldn’t call it demeaning. I think I’d use the term Assault and Battery.
Ms. Jackson-Lee is correct about the commercial not being the least bit funny, though.
I thought it was black history month.
The black woman in question represents Michelle Obama, no?
This particular ad somehow reminded me of Michelle and Barack....and how Michelle is always giving him grief for what he eats.
Somewhat violent? ok
Typical of married couples (no matter what race)? Yeh..I can see it.
Once again, another lib’s feelings are hurt....lets regulate.
Some people live just to get their knickers twisted. Sounds like she is one of them. Since she thought the commercial was in bad taste for February’s Black History Month... would it have been funny in March? Just a thought.
This lady needs to slow down and relax a mite. Maybe have a Pepsi?
I took away, hit white biatch with soda can in head and run to avoid the situation. Nice message if you're going to worry about the societal consequences of pepsi commercials.
All I’ll say is that most good comedy is based partially on the truth, so I wonder if Ms. Jackson-Lee is projecting a bit?
Pretty obvious we haven’t gotten to a ‘post racial’ society.
But I’m also wondering if Ms. Lee isn’t also suffering from and covering over the widely known anger of black women at black men who show any perceived attraction for white women.
I thought the ad was titled “It’s Funny to Attack White People”
Yeah, like that would ever be aired... LOL
What came to my mind was the fact that it is so accepted that women can act out violently against men. Imagine getting hit in the head with a can full of Pepsi.
If the guy had been hit, I can see a lot of women whooping it up and saying, “Right on!”
The silly thing here is that white women would have signed on just as easily as black women. I don’t see this as a racial add. The message clearly speaks to women of any race.
You mean that wasn’t supposed to represent Michelle Obama?
Isn’t she the one who wanted “African-American” names for hurricanes?..........
Sheila just thought the skit should have been set
on Mars...then it would have been funny.
There is more to this commercial. Much more.
The whole ‘concept’ is that the Black Guy was making ‘poor food choices’ and the Black Woman kept correcting his eating habits.
Sound like anyone we know? The blonde was cast waaay too young. If older and chubbier...’Me!chelle’ tossing the can at ‘Hillary.’
I can play the SJL game too!
what’s in that ad is also the idea that black men prefer white women every chance they get, and black women dont like it one bit. It’s disturbing on a few levels
Wait a second.. When’s my national Irish/German/Polish Month?
These type of people will find racism anywhere and everywhere. They WANT to find racism everywhere. It justifies their very existence. Time to just start ignoring them.
Well, I didn’t see it, but I fail to see how that would inspire me to run out and buy a can of Pepsi.
Pepsi is a big dem owner. I meant to write funder.
I thought the ad was one of the nastiest, right next to the one where they killed a baby by throwing the baby into a plate glass window. The subtext of the ad was basically Its Funny to Attack White People
It was an example on black on white assault. Pepsi and their Frito Lay division are Obama-loving companies. I dumped Obama TV over a year ago but was at a relatives house for the game.
The commercials were filled with stupid white people being abused or made to look stupid because Madison Avenue loves to make “dumb white men” commercials.
Some people live and breath playing the victim/racism card. It is also sad how our country has put up with these PC agendas.
Actually, the commercial is hardly flattering to the public’s perception of African-American morality. I mean, the two of them booked while the poor white woman lay writhing on the ground, obviously injured.
No...the baby in that ad was identified as a ‘stunt, double, non-human form’ or something like that.
But I agree at the RAAACISM of leaving the melanin challenged woman writhing in pain on the ground.
Maybe the black couple were in the park looking for the “real” killers.
I don't rememeber the blacks finding it all that funny back then. Because it wasn't. And it isn't.
Clearly it’s time to ban Pepsi cans as they can kill people
Pepsi should make a commercial with astronauts planting the U.S. flag on Mars.
If that happened it real life - the person would be in jail for assualt. If it were a white couple and a black woman knocked senseless - there would have been a furor and boycott. Just another dumb white people commercial. TV is total s**t.
I thought it was funny.
cracka azz cracka
If Pepsi showed a commercial lionizing black Americans, Jackson Lee would call it patronizing.
Everything’s racist in Sheila’s world, especially if there’s a mo-money angle.
Some people just have no sense of humor.
“It was not humorous. It was demeaning an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman.”
Sounds like she speaks from experience.
Hey Sheila, “Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
She objects because the black girl didn’t intentionally throw it at the white woman.
No it was a very racial ad. It showed that it is okay for blacks to assualt dumb white people. Just another dumb white person TV ad.
This would have been assault and someone would have been in jail. It is okay to assault white people, steal their wealth, tax them to death, rig elections with the black panthers, etc. Wake up.
(I cant even look at a Dorito without getting sick)
It is my theory that the quality of the commercials (and the halftime entertainment) is inversely proportional to the quality of the game....
Yes. It shows it is okay to assualt whites including white women. Just another stupid white person ad. They will take it. They will accept having the Constitution destroyed and the Treasury looted.