Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today in crazy product packaging via Japan.

(click image, via reddit)
It's some sort of cream-filled bread cookie, as far as I can surmise from the reddit comments. Reminds me of the good old Oscar Gamble days of baseball. Also, racism. Previously in Crazy Japan Packaging:
This pudding is the Tits (nsfw?)!
Condom packaging aimed at 10-year-old girls.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this racist? I think it's hysterical. (I had that do a few decades ago, though I burned the pictures)

3:10 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

It's not, I guess. But I've got a reputation for knee-jerk overreaction that I MUST maintain.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Copyraver said...

Thanks to the Japanese for their hilarious commercials and packaging designs. Racist or not, this is pure genius!

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Black Bot said...

As an African-American woman with an afro, yes it is offensive. I don't like being made fun of for my skin color or my natural hair.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Luca Bella said...

This cookie is made of win. A hairstyle doesn't reflect race, even if one race is known for it. I'm black, and this is pure hilarity.

11:18 PM  
Blogger denys55 said...

To me, the man on the package looks Japanese. His hair changes color when the chocolate melon bread (that's what the package says) is removed. I don't see what is racist about it. There is no context to make him look foolish and his facial expression doesn't do so either. Are people trying to say that someone having an afro appearing on a package is racist? That's a bit of a stretch I think.

7:29 PM  
OpenID thestrangedreamer said...

As an African-American woman who can grow an afro but does not, I find this hilarious.
It reminds me of Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) a disco-loving afro-wearing singer from Japan. I think afros are just seen as inherently funny, at least in Japan.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some Asian cultures admire black hair it's not a huge deal believe me they didn't have any negative intent as said before some admire our hair type they even chemically process our hair to give it that kinky/curly texture

6:11 AM  

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