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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Anyone finding this commercial funny is absolutely clueless as to what is going on around them. Must be nice. For now.
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.
Yawn. Brilliant. Not even worth a retort.
>>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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
Thanks for the heads-up, GB58. I am content with Allstate.
I’m white and I did not like that commercial.
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!
That's what Walgreens calls it.
“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.)
Did I not get the memo that is is now African-American history month instead of Black History month?
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.
Bob, I hope nobody throws anything at your wife or daughter’s head, knocking them out, thinking it’s funny.
Like you do.
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!
Awesome post at 141.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
What's the diff?
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)
No dogs are in the ad either. Why no dogs?
Ewwww. The crumb licking commercials. Worst idea yet.
she wakes up offended......
shut up sheila!!!!
They weren’t laughing when they ran away, idiot. The white woman was hit by ACCIDENT.
Did you even see the commercial, asshole?
Don’t be a silly hypocrit with your feigned outrage. It’s really childish.
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.
October. On a side note you guys make awesome beer.
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. "
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
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.
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.
“Wait a second.. Whens my national Irish/German/Polish Month?”
Sorry - that would be racist, bigoted, and Eurocentric.
Are you on medication?
Perhaps you should see your doctor.
“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.
And I’m offended that Moe tried to poke Larry in the eyes only to be stymied by Curly’s hand.
Is she a descendant of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee?
I'm not saying all black folks are fat, lazy and stupid...just you.
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.