Angry and Black Since 1976; Somebody's Momma Since 2010
The first commercial is catchy as hell. Is it bad that I was singing along about half way through? "It's just like...It's just liken a mini-mall!" (Big ups to the crazy-eyed dude singing that little tune)The second commercial was just wrong. "We might even sing and dance for you..." F'real?! That's how it's going down?! (Not even a catchy tune to counterbalance the coonery)
Fair enough, not great, but no where near as bad as the lot on the previous post.The first one I've seen before, and... it's hilarious. I know it's bad, I'm sorry LOL
The first one wasn't stereotypical, it was funny and cute. The guy reminds me of one of my uncles, lol. He just looked like he was having fun. Now if he was in a doo rag with some sagging pants and a gold chain, I'd be suspicious.The second one was definitely racist. So only black people can make bbq? The best bbq I've ever had was made by a white guy actually. Oh yeah, I forgot, the black folk'll sing and dance for you too. You get a meal and a minstrel show. What the heck? It's not ok to stereotype yourself if you KNOW you're stereotyping yourself. Stereotypes come from some truth so there are people out there who actually act like that and are just being themselves and they become the models for the stereotypes. (I don't know if that makes sense)
I like the first one, I think he was just having fun. The second one...I don't know might have been pushing it.
I'm at work right now, so I can't see the videos.To answer your question, I would say No, It's not OK. It's not OK because you're setting yourself up by limiting youself to various labels and ideologies...one shouldn't ever place themselves in a box, only to figure out that the box doesn't fit.
I didn't watch the first one, but I thought the second one was funny.As for steroetyping yourself, I do it to myself in a humorous way all the time.It all depends on how serious you want to take yourself and what kind of image you really want to project to the real world.The sterotyping (and I know I'm gonna get hammered for this)? I spent about 11 years living in a trailer park in Connecticut (yes we do have those, about two dozen or so scattered throughout the state), and while I'm very conscious about using the term "trailer park trash" around my friends from the south and midwest (since it's considered an insult in those parts), I have no problem using it whenever I want to poke fun at myself, and only myself.
Yeah, the second video pretty much just played into stereotypes. And to answer your question, no it's not OK to stereotype yourself. It just further ingrains the stereotype in society. If we were to the point the point where everyone really did interact with each other without any preconceived notions, maybe (and that's a big maybe) stereotyping yourself would be OK. But we're not to that point, not by a long shot.
in answer to your question.. do as you please but be warned.Any black person who stereotypes themself, a white person WILL repeat what you said/do. Many of those white people will actualy not understand why it is wrong for them to do it, because they got it from YOU.
the first one is HAAAlarious. I think it's cute.The second guy should get pimp slapped. Not clever. Not cute.On the other hand, there's these Mo'Money guys. PURE buffoonery. Not gonna say I didn't laugh tho...
It depend on the situation. Sometimes it's good to joke and make stereotypes about yourself. But as brohammas said..."be warned".
Is it wrong, I see nothing wrong with the first commercial. It screams I'm an old guy trying to be hip. And failing. I thought it was harmless.The second one wasn't great but I didn't have a problem with it until the sing and dance line. To answer your question, no good can come out of encouraging stereotypes.
Yep, it opens doors for others to use the same stereotypes against you. When are we going to get over all of this ? I heard a British humorist classify what is acceptable humor and what is not. According to him, mocking some one's nature like gender, race etc is not acceptable but mocking someone's beliefs like Islam is okay. Or things that are with in one's choice are ok to mock.I am sure muslims would take that up with him. But it kind of makes sense.
For me, I draw the line, no jokes about history that pertains to oppression, like no slavery jokes, no jokes about people's religious beliefs.No jokes about physical appearance that people can't change, like i wouldn't want someone joking about bw's hair or our lips because we can't change that. Weight jokes, generally I would say no, unless the person who the joke is directed at is okay with people making jokes about their weight. No jokes about hurtful stereotypes like black people being lazy or stupid. Other than that, just use common sense.
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