Tag: Super Bowl

January 20, 2014 / / We're So Post Racial
February 8, 2013 / / Entertainment

By Arturo R. García and Kendra James

So God Made A Latino Farmer: While most of us watching the Super Bowl were creeped out by the latest GoDaddy crime against humanity, Dodge tried to get slick with its “So God Made A Farmer” ad, attaching the words of right-wing radio host Paul Harvey to a collage of “heartland” images depicting the agricultural trade.

Only there weren’t any Latinos in it. At all. Even though 72 percent of farm workers are immigrants. So the video above is Isaac Cubillo’s remixed version, which strikes us as a bit more true to life than Dodge’s appeal to the CMT crowd.–AG
Read the Post The Racialicious Entertainment Roundup 2.8.13

February 7, 2013 / / links
March 6, 2012 / / activism

By Guest Contributor Thanu Yakupitiyage, cross-posted from Hyphen Magazine

Courtesy of TheGrio.com

By now pretty much everyone knows M.I.A. as the bad girl who flipped off the Super Bowl halftime camera. But her fans are more preoccupied with her new music video, “Bad Girls”, in which BMWs and Mercedes Benzes race in a desert we presume to be in the Middle East, tires burn in nameless oil states, Bedouin-styled men ride stallions à la Casablanca, brown rebel-types tote guns, and backup dancers appear in not-quite-accurate hipsterized niqab and hijab.
Read the Post M.I.A. And The Real ‘Bad Girls’

February 9, 2012 / / black
February 6, 2012 / / advertising

By Arturo R. García

A number of ads during the Super Bowl Sunday night focused on the good things about Detroit and the auto industry. But the worst commercial of the day, aimed at Michigan voters, didn’t make the national airwaves.

The ad shown above for Republican state senatorial candidate Peter Hoekstra hinged its attack on incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on Orientalism. The actress, playing a “Chinese national,” says:

Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spend so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spenditnow.

Read the Post The Racist Super Bowl Commercial You Might Have Missed

February 14, 2011 / / advertising
February 7, 2011 / / advertising

By Arturo R. García

It didn’t take long for Groupon to bust out the “quirkyness” defense after its’ Super Bowl ad campaign went over like the Black Eyed Peas’ halftime show. But the company has only itself to blame. Video and transcript of the ad in question are under the cut. Read the Post Epic Fails Of Super Sunday: Groupon and Pepsi Max Fumble