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Jackson Lee blasts 'demeaning' Pepsi Super Bowl ad
The Hill ^ | 02/09/11 08:56 AM ET | Pete Kasperowicz

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ads; domesticviolence; jacksonlee; pepsi; racism; superbowl
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To: Frantzie

Anyone finding this commercial funny is absolutely clueless as to what is going on around them. Must be nice. For now.


151 posted on 02/09/2011 12:52:31 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Frantzie

Well I can accept adult humor but the ad was shocking really because it treated violence as light hearted.

IF the white woman was a celebrity you might accept it as outrageous comedy.

In this case it was very odd to have the product used as a weapon knocking a young woman out, and it was thrown in anger, also knocking a woman out and running off to leave her there was pretty extreme.


152 posted on 02/09/2011 12:54:57 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Travis McGee
"You’re a moron - that’s my ruling."

Yawn. Brilliant. Not even worth a retort.

153 posted on 02/09/2011 12:57:24 PM PST by telebob
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To: Frantzie

>>What is your daughter was hit in the temple with 12 oz of aluminum and the perps ran away. Would that be comical? Idiot.<<

Um, my daughter is not a paid professional actress.
You know that the whole commercial is not real, right?

I know you don’t watch tv, but for heaven’s sake, to call someone an idiot because he/she doesn’t blur the lines between reality and the boob tube, is uncalled for.


154 posted on 02/09/2011 12:59:14 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Frantzie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slapstick


155 posted on 02/09/2011 1:01:25 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: blackdog

I resent the ad’s condoning of women’s domestic violence towards men. It is really not funny when women throw cans, plates and whatever else at men.

BTW, I am a woman


156 posted on 02/09/2011 1:07:13 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: BradtotheBone

Some needs to remind me-—use VERY small words, please, as I was educated in a one-room elementary school—just exactly why anything that Jackson-Lee says is relevant???

She can see black words typed on a piece of white paper & find racism in that, also.

She is an ignorant piece of trash. Her constituents needs some brain cleansing to get them to see her for what she really is.


157 posted on 02/09/2011 1:11:10 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: PGR88
That is Michelle Obama, isn’t it?

Either you forgot the < /sarcasm> tag, or you have not been paying attention. I think that is a gal the imposter IC was checking out at the G20 conference last year.

158 posted on 02/09/2011 1:11:23 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: angry elephant
An entire species long run at survival has given the male human much faster reaction time than females. That is from millions of beverage containers, apples, snakes, rocks, bones, and coconuts being rifled at our heads by the female of the same species.

Unfortunately evolution has not yet given us the psychic ability we need to read the female mind to guarantee our survival. Maybe that will come soon?

Until then, here's to fast reaction time!

159 posted on 02/09/2011 1:13:20 PM PST by blackdog
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To: BradtotheBone

Hey, you want equal rights - you got equal rights.

If the roles had been reversed, and a White woman had got hit in the head, no doubt everything would be jake...


160 posted on 02/09/2011 1:19:22 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: BelegStrongbow

I bought a life insurance policy from Nationwide about 20 years ago, At the same time I bought home owners ins. from them.

10 years later my lawn mower threw a rock through my neighbor’s sliding glass doors. Nationwide paid around $1,000 for the claim and promptly almost doubled my premiums. I changed companies at that time on my home owners and they didn’t hold that claim against me, I got lower rates from my new company than the original Nationwide policy and more coverage. I have, however, kept the life policy.


161 posted on 02/09/2011 1:24:51 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Graybeard58

Thanks for the heads-up, GB58. I am content with Allstate.


162 posted on 02/09/2011 1:39:07 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BradtotheBone

I’m white and I did not like that commercial.


163 posted on 02/09/2011 1:39:53 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: AmusedBystander

African-American history month


We have to stop this hyphenated crap. How do I know the difference between someone whose roots are from Africa or someone from Haiti for instance? They are all black/brown. I call a person of the dark persuasion African/American and if he is from Haiti or Jamaca, is he allowed to punch me out? All this $hit started with Jesse Jackson and his family has a longer American history than my family! He should be a proud AMERICAN. I don’t know of any white pepole who hyphenate their nationality. GROW UP PEOPLE. We all have red blood and pink skin. Look at a black man’s palms!


164 posted on 02/09/2011 1:48:18 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: JoeProBono

Aretha Franklin?


165 posted on 02/09/2011 2:09:08 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: AmusedBystander
I thought it was black history month.

That's what Walgreens calls it.


166 posted on 02/09/2011 2:13:51 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: AmusedBystander

“I thought it was black history month.”

Not since we got an African in the White House.

(For the DUmmies reading this bear in mind that Michelle Obama says her husband is an African with his ‘home country’ being Kenya. I’m just going by what she said.)


167 posted on 02/09/2011 2:17:01 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: BradtotheBone
Jackson Lee said it was ridiculous for the soft drink maker to air the advertisement during African-American history month.

Did I not get the memo that is is now African-American history month instead of Black History month?

168 posted on 02/09/2011 2:23:28 PM PST by matt04
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To: Red_Devil 232

When the black couple ran off, the black woman turned around, looked down at the white woman, and shouted “SORRY!” in a high-pitched voice which sounded like she really WAS sorry.

It’s just a Super Bowl commercial. The whole point of the commercial was that the black guy found a low calorie snack that his wife approved of.


169 posted on 02/09/2011 2:41:10 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Svartalfiar
Wait a second.. When’s my national Irish/German/Polish Month?

Nevember.
170 posted on 02/09/2011 2:51:34 PM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: telebob

Bob, I hope nobody throws anything at your wife or daughter’s head, knocking them out, thinking it’s funny.

Like you do.


171 posted on 02/09/2011 3:15:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: Frantzie

Yep. And the worst, most vile and racist show on TV is that Quinones 24 hours show or whatever that is, where in every episode, there is a bogus psychodrama play where white guys are made to look like cruel, bigoted, anti-minority homophobes.

The Nazis did “newsreels” about the Jew-rats just like that.

Building up to the big Two Minute Hate. Kill whitey!


172 posted on 02/09/2011 3:18:50 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: Theophilus; wardaddy

Awesome post at 141.


173 posted on 02/09/2011 3:20:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: netmilsmom

You do get, that the subtext is just as evil as what the Nazis did in the 1930s, with the “Jew-rat” newsreels?

I mean, you are not THAT dense, to not get the subtext, don’t you? It’s okay to knock out white women and run away. Hell, it’s funny. I’ll bet a lot of gangsta thugs just LOVE that ad.

Which you are too f-ing dense to even GET.


174 posted on 02/09/2011 3:23:29 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
It’s just a Super Bowl commercial. The whole point of the commercial was that the black guy found a low calorie snack that his wife approved of.

And so, I'm sure we can expect a similar ad real soon, where two whites KNOCK OUT a black woman, and run away laughing?

You are another moron.

175 posted on 02/09/2011 3:24:47 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: netmilsmom

PS: Giant corps like Pepsico test all ads against beta groups with “like-o-meters.” Pepsi is popular among the black demo, more than Coke. They KNEW the black audience was going to LOVE that knock-out-whitey video, because THEY PRE-TESTED THE EVERLOVING THING!

So what does that tell you about a company, that they ran an ad making a JOKE about violence against a white woman, because the KNEW blacks would love it?

Are you really too dense to understand what happens in front of your own two eyes?


176 posted on 02/09/2011 3:29:11 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Imho, it was a racist ad. It’s funny if a black woman hits a white woman in the head with a can of soda? Really?


177 posted on 02/09/2011 3:30:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
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 “It’s Funny to Attack White People”

*******************************

Agreed.

178 posted on 02/09/2011 3:32:53 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
"Pepsi is a big dem owner. I meant to write funder."

What's the diff?

179 posted on 02/09/2011 3:38:30 PM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Travis McGee

I was offended that the ads were universally dull or stupid or both.

Super bowl ads are supposed to be special. that was a stupid ad. But nothing really racist about it, ‘cept that, when you think about it, a black woman would be more likely to throw something at her man than a white woman.

(I could be wrong about that)


180 posted on 02/09/2011 3:56:27 PM PST by altura
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To: BradtotheBone

No dogs are in the ad either. Why no dogs?


181 posted on 02/09/2011 3:58:58 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: Species8472

Ewwww. The crumb licking commercials. Worst idea yet.


182 posted on 02/09/2011 4:01:34 PM PST by altura
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To: BradtotheBone
Well there are Black men who like and would like a White Girl Friend.
Sheila Jackson-Lee is a woman waiting for a man, any man.
183 posted on 02/09/2011 4:01:47 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: BradtotheBone

she wakes up offended......

shut up sheila!!!!


184 posted on 02/09/2011 4:13:02 PM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: Travis McGee

They weren’t laughing when they ran away, idiot. The white woman was hit by ACCIDENT.

Did you even see the commercial, asshole?


185 posted on 02/09/2011 4:39:18 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Travis McGee

Don’t be a silly hypocrit with your feigned outrage. It’s really childish.


186 posted on 02/09/2011 4:47:54 PM PST by telebob
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To: BradtotheBone


Jackson Lee blasts ‘demeaning’ Pepsi Super Bowl ad

One common feature of Democrats, Socialists, Marxists, Communists
and similar ilk.

No freakin’ sense of humor.
And ready to take offense at the most microscopic, imaginary pretext.


187 posted on 02/09/2011 4:48:11 PM PST by VOA
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To: MrInvisible

October. On a side note you guys make awesome beer.


188 posted on 02/09/2011 5:02:34 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: BradtotheBone
The Yale grad speaks.

Jackson Lee wanted DOJ to monitor tea partiers at polls “I urge you to order an immediate investigation into these incidents, and call for the Department of Justice to send poll monitors to Harris County immediately to ensure a safe and neutral voting environment during the Nov. 2 election,” Jackson Lee wrote.

Jackson Lee then speed-dialed Vinny's Pizza Quickies.

"I'm starved watching these stupid people vote early. Make that three double
pepperoni pizzas, four gallons of Pepsi red, and three loaves of garlic bread.
And deliver it in 10 minutes to my car. "

189 posted on 02/09/2011 5:04:53 PM PST by Liz
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To: blau993; Travis McGee; Frantzie
I have to admit that I thought it was one of the funnier ads. More to the point, though, it never registered in my mind that the couple was black.

wow....you would make a great crime desk editor for a newspaper or TV station-network.

they never notice if folks are black either...but funny thing...they always notice if they are white

190 posted on 02/09/2011 5:16:29 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: Theophilus; Travis McGee

Race relations...amazing how many freepers lap it up....willfully oblivious.

Great post...this ain’t 1955 anymore with blacks persecuted by whites. Now it’s more the other way around and so many whites are in “which way to the cattle car please sir?” mode

We’ve just made marginally bad much worse.


191 posted on 02/09/2011 5:20:00 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: wardaddy

LOL! Great post. Oh I noticed. The white person was just a typical white person made to look stupid by Madison Ave on Obama TV. Usually it is the “stupid white male.” Another reason why I canceled Obama TV over a year ago.

I was invited to watch the game and found that ad to be outrageously offensive.


192 posted on 02/09/2011 5:56:02 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Svartalfiar

“Wait a second.. When’s my national Irish/German/Polish Month?”

Sorry - that would be racist, bigoted, and Eurocentric.


193 posted on 02/09/2011 6:15:14 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Travis McGee

Are you on medication?
Perhaps you should see your doctor.


194 posted on 02/09/2011 6:48:08 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: BradtotheBone

“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.”

Here’s what should be run throughout all media during black history month. MUST SEE:

video here (and you can almost smell it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDeE3le3scM

BTW, if anybody knows how to embed this video into a post so readers don’t have to go through a link, please do me a favor and do it for me. Also, if you have time, kindly PM and tell me how to do it and with photos also. I can’t seem to get regular html code to work on here, but I’m not very knowledgeable about this stuff in the first place. Thank you.


195 posted on 02/09/2011 6:58:17 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: BradtotheBone

And I’m offended that Moe tried to poke Larry in the eyes only to be stymied by Curly’s hand.


196 posted on 02/09/2011 7:56:24 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: BradtotheBone

Is she a descendant of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee?


197 posted on 02/09/2011 8:08:00 PM PST by decisis
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To: BradtotheBone
This woman is a joke. She will say and do anything to get her face on television. I live in the next district to hers and she has done nothing but enrich herself when she is supposed to be representing the people who elected her. What a waste of a Congressional seat. Good news on the horizon though, a tea party group has started up in her district and with any luck she will not survive the election of 2012. This is a group of black Americans that see her for exactly what she is and want to replace her at the next opportunity.
198 posted on 02/09/2011 8:20:14 PM PST by reader25
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To: ColdOne
Lee waits on a daily basis to be offended. She waits for it.

Hey She!

I'm not saying all black folks are fat, lazy and stupid...just you.

199 posted on 02/09/2011 8:37:44 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Travis McGee
I mean, you are not THAT dense, to not get the subtext, don’t you? It’s okay to knock out white women and run away. Hell, it’s funny. I’ll bet a lot of gangsta thugs just LOVE that ad.

The popular culture is in the process of seriously underestimating the butt of its joke. When their pig ignorant actions remove the protections they're now in the process of abusing, let them bring it on. As for the dense, who gives a crap. They ain't ever going to understand what happened to them.

200 posted on 02/09/2011 9:43:07 PM PST by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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