Mastercard ‘Priceless’ commercial features interracial couple

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

mastercard priceless interracialA few of you have written to us (thanks Geraly and Becky!) about this new Mastercard commercial featuring an interracial couple. To watch it yourself, go to this page and click on “Meet the Family.”

It’s a cute little spot, about a Japanese(-American?) woman and white man getting engaged, and then having their parents fly in to meet each other. It uses the usual “priceless” formula:

ring: $9,000
flight from Tokyo: $6,800
flight from Chicago: $1,400
Dad? Mr. Suki. Mr. Suki? Dad. Mr. Carson. Akiko. Brian. Mrs. Suki. Mrs. Carson. Dad? Brian?

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