10.31.2012

Yay...and Nay

Yay




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Nay





And there's something I've always felt was just...off about these commercials.

26 comments:

  1. About to go get some sleep for NaNo tomorrow, but I will echo your feelings on the Korean Air commercial. Echo it loudly.

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  2. Yay to the Jeremy Lin CF and the Ipad Mini CF love the AMBW part!

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  3. Wow cute couple on the iPad CF. Hot black lady and handsome asian man and lo and behold it looks like they're in love. The Korean Air commercial is the manifestation of the western white worship that's sweeping that nation.

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    1. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't they one who observed it.I guess that invitee message is clear with this commercial..and a dumb one at that.

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  4. I thought that the IPad commercial. They really looked like a couple in love and who miss each other. Far as theKorean Air commercial? Why call it global when when Black and Latin American coutries are excluded from the mix? They want to be hip country,but they never will with actions like that.Ive seen tourism commercials from China and Japan and there were Black people in them. Maybe one day Korea will get the message of what being international is really about. It has big potential to be an internationally appealing country,but when it comes to international affairs,with all due respect,they need to improve it.

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    1. Agreed. That's what I find so crazy about Korea. They legit want to be hip and modern and international BUT constantly cater to only 14% of the world's population. They need to stop sipping that kool-aid. Whites are not the end all be all.

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  5. I find interesting that in the comments section there's a girl that claims she's black and that why are ppl asking about black ppl in the ad.

    My first though was... That's a very caucasian korean woman. And a brazilian one, and an idian one... and a chinese one...wow.... So my traintought was exactly why there werent any black ppl, was more... why is everyone white?

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    1. My thought was that there was ONE Korean women, and a bunch of white folks.

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    2. I don't think shes Black at all. Its a cover.That is what cowards do when they don't want their true racial identity revealed. The sad thing about that girl is that she used the oldest trick in the book.Dont she know how Black folks roll? I just hate it when they become defensive and they'll tell theyre Black at the end. People can read between the lines and know the truth about them. Unless shes a Black girl who has some serious psychological issues, I refuse to believe that shes Black.

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    3. Whenever I see a "Well, I'm (insert minority here) and I didn't find it offensive" comment, I automatically think they're lying. Especially if they mention it multiple times.

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  6. -YAAASSSS! Black teachers!!!
    -I also LOVE the couple. It was so tasteful and innocent. It also didn't hurt that they were both attractive!
    -As for the coke zero commercial, isn't that the dude from the Hangover movie? EVERY time I see him, it's in something ignorant! If there was an Asian equivalent to "coonery" he would be the prototype. I feel embarrassed and I'm not even Asian.
    -I had a chance to fly Korean Air but decided against it for this very reason. I just feel as if I would be discriminated against on that airline. Judging by the commercial, it's not hard to see why. You know there's a problem when it's called KOREAN AIR and the ONLY Korean chick in there is shown for a split second AND she works there! So you mean to tell me there are no Korean passengers? It's hard to believe most Koreans are okay with this

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    1. I can't speak for Korean people, but I hope you're right. I saw on youtube the Asia region version of this commercial...and it was the SAME. I thought they would have put more Asian faces in that version but no.

      It's ridiculous when it is a company from a non white country that puts whites all over their products/ads in order to appeal to *everyone* (including locals sometimes), and appear more attractive and of higher status. Seriously. White as the global and Asian standard. SMH.

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    2. I agree- and I think this is a HUGE mistake that a lot of international industries are making (*cough*KPop*endcough*), and at the same time claiming they want to go global. Apparently, global = white people are awesome!!!

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    3. The ironic thing about the whole thing is that the majority of people that go there are the very people they don't seem to focus on ...POCs. Sure there are Whites that go there,but as a whole,it is they that do go there. I laughed at a comment that a person made about Korea Air,by insinuating that Korea Air is called that because she only think that it only cater to Koreans..lol. In that case,Arabs own Emirates Air,but I see that they have a Black woman and lots of Asians working for them. Dubai seems to be far more international than Korea when it comes to being global.

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    4. "It's ridiculous when it is a company from a non white country that puts whites all over their products/ads in order to appeal to *everyone* (including locals sometimes), and appear more attractive and of higher status."

      Then when incidents happens like the "Hollister White Models Mock Koreans (Asians) In Pictures & On Twitter" then you want to get mad about it.

      "Dubai seems to be far more international than Korea when it comes to being global."

      It is. My sister lives there and its very diverse.

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  7. The only thing I like about the Korean air commercial is the music (I found it on youtube after doing a quick search). I can't really appreciate the heavenly atmosphere with the whole whiteness put on a pedestral with only one Asian person.

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    1. I agree. The first time I saw this commercial (which is playing now oddly enough) I thought maybe it was a perfume ad. Lots of pretty people. Then it got to the part about being Korean Airlines. I thought okay something is wrong. I paid more attention to it the second time around and tried to count the minorities (NONE) and then the Asians (ONE) and she is up there for a hot minute! I figured that either Korean people do not fly. Or they wanted only white people to fly that airline. There is another commercial out for tourism I think and I noticed that no blacks were included.

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  8. I remember the first time I saw the Korean Air commercial....it was a couple of times a few months ago. Haven't seen it on TV since then. They just don't know....or they just don't care. I know I won't be flying that airline whenever I choose to travel abroad.

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  9. So, i just couldnt control myself and kept reading the youtube comments. Someone said that maybe there were no black ppl cuz they dont fly to countries where blacks are a majority

    So I googled it... oh wow! So this is why maybe they didnt put Kenya in the ad...

    http://kenyastockholm.com/2012/06/19/racist-korean-air-advert-sparks-uproar-among-kenyans-globally/

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    1. Wow...I am SO over this racism in Korea stuff. When I used to watch their variety shows, once almost every season there would be someone in blackface or there would be some sideways comment about Black people. People keep giving them the benefit of the doubt, saying it's a "homogeneous society" or "they don't know what they are doing is racist". Are you kidding me?! This is 2012! The internet runs EVERYTHING! There is NO excuse for this behavior. People need to stop treating Korea like their naive little sister and "whoop that azz" when she gets out of line! They are NOT stupid. They know exactly why that "primitive" comment was offensive!

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    2. ^ YES thank you. Root of racism? Superiority. Do they think they racially got it? They most certainly do. Hateful and stupid people showing off their hatred and stupidity? Yup.

      I will just add that it takes a kind of education to eliminate racial superiority. Do they have it? No. People really are all kinds of egotistical stupid, it doesn't take much.

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  10. Okayyyy...

    Primitive thinking from an airline that wants to be global..OMG! Far as not being a lot of Blacks in Korea,they could have kept the excuse to themselves.

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  11. And YAY for the YAY videos :) The first 3 commercials are cool and cute. And yeah the one with Edward Hong is familiar.

    I focused on the negative in my previous comments, so I'm trying to do the opposite now ;) In my country, you just don't see Asians on TV...as much (or at all, I'd say).

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  12. I've always thought that those Korean Air commercials seemed like advertisements for a call girl service.

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