Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today's sexist racist candy ad is via India.

(click ad, from earlier this year, via) Oh yeah, baby. Mr. Mango tangoed with the hot chocolate maid, and now she's preggers with the fruit of his loins. Where the fuck is Mrs. Mango? Hey, it's just some harmless sweet fun, right? I'm over-analyzing it. Don't let Naomi Campbell see it, though. Company: Lotte. Ad agency: Y&R Mumbai. Previously: the Dove Body Wash unintentionally racist ad shitstorm.


Anonymous Vinnie said...

And it was only recently that the former IMF boss allegedly tried to tango with a chocolate maid.

And let's not forget the Flavor of the Week!


8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is this racist?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Tom Megginson said...

How is it not?

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anon 9:24 am - If you don't see why this is racist, you don't deserve to have it explained to you. Carry on.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see why people might see it as racist. But i think they are probably taking it too seriously.

It's a mango shagging some chocolate.

I don't think Dr King had a major issue with that.

And for all you know, they may have been in love.

You don't know the full story.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, i get it. mango is yellow.

it is saying the chinese are dirty philanderers.

my bad. carry on.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Mango Bango said...

So it anon at 10:47 AM the same as anon at 12:26 PM?

S/he thought this was racist because of the yellow mango? And because yellow mango meant "Chinese"? And to make things worse, this ad suggests that the Chinese are "dirty philanderers".


I gotta say Copyranter has a wonderful audience.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Panetta said...

Wasn't this a Jennifer Aniston movie? She gets impregnated by a wealthy mango gadabout.Perhaps Jennifer Lopez. Can't recall.Either way probably made 20 million.

1:08 PM  
Blogger MrPlywood said...

Haha - I thought it said "man goo" inside... What?

1:20 PM  
Anonymous manasi kumar said...

i am an Indian nd i dont ever recall seeing this ad in any form . believe me , it wud have been scandalous nd banned immediately . no doubt there are imperfections in our system but making lewd fun of a pregnant woman is totally alien to our culture . was this ad made in India ?? i cant believe any company selling here would b stupid enough to associate itself wth such an ad .

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um..no, Mango Bango, two totally different anons. I don't know what made you come to that conclusion.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horrible, disturbing ad that reflects sexism and the archaic disgusting caste system in India. Darker-skinned individuals are looked upon as lower individuals (as demonstrated by the maid). The fact that she is also pregnant, implies she is simply a servant of the upper classes and is meant to be taken advantage of, sexually.

5:06 PM  

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