Sunday, February 03, 2013

Arab-American groups claim Coke Super Bowl ad is 'racist'

Must not suggest that Arabs are mostly losers.  In fact, Arab countries would be nothing without oil money.  They produce very little else

Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.

Coca-Cola released an online teaser of the commercial last week, showing the Arab walking through a desert. He soon sees cowboys, Las Vegas showgirls and a motley crew fashioned after the marauders of the apocalyptic 'Mad Max' film race by him to reach a gigantic bottle of Coke.

'Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?' said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC.

In its ad, Coke asks viewers to vote online on which characters should win the race. The online site does not allow a vote for the Arab character.

'The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world,' Imam Ali Siddiqui, president of the Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies, said in an email.

CBS declined comment. Coca-Cola spokeswoman Lauren Thompson said Coke took a 'cinematic' approach with the ad, employing the characters as a nod to movies of the past.



Anonymous said...

Firstly I would suggest that arabs have stereotyped themselves. What image comes to mind from the arab world but oil rich sheiks, terrorists or camel jockeys. Haven't seen much in the way of belly dancers lately outside of Turkish restaurants.
Secondly the pretend arab with the camel was a spoof of Laurence of Arabia.
All I can say for CAIR and all the other hangers on is go home and clean up your own backyard. Bloody untidy mess at the moment. Hope the landlord decides to inspect it soon.

Get a life.

Bird of Paradise said...

Someone needs to tell this whinning little pussietard to GET A LIFE and stop their idiotic sniveling

Anonymous said...

They are backward retarded camel jockys. Take them and their medieval death cult and send them all to hell.

Go Away Bird said...

If you dont like the heat then stay out of the kitchen

Anonymous said...

TE Lawrence dressed like that and rode a camel. So I guess the English should be up in arms also.

Anonymous said...

"Arab" is not a race... It is a subdivision of the "race" known as "Caucasian".
Secondly, I would have really preferred it if the "Arab" was offered as a choice to win...
On the other hand, imagine if the "Arab" had won...
I could easily see American right-wingers going nuts, and Muslims being peeved that the "Arab" looks way too Caucasian (he does.
And, of course, accusations that the vote was somehow "rigged".
Personally, I had a great time hearing from the LGBT folks that the girls who won were too "sexy" or some such poppycock.