I read that this wasn't a complete version. It's apparently missing a "dream sequence".atfierce: ariami: super-eklectic1: ...
mary... ma'am... REALLY?!
i just... i can't.
With that being said, I've marinated on this story for a couple days now, just so that I didn't make a rash judgement (the media tends to enable that to happen by the way stories are reported and such), and I've come to the conclusion that...I ain't mad. And I really don't see the big deal.lol
I understand why some people may not like it, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of it is just embarrassment. But why? So the stereotype is black people love chicken. Well...it's true, in large part. Why is it embarrassing to love chicken? Why is it even a stereotype? That's what I don't get. I watched a clip of Wendy Williams talking about it and she said three things she won't ever do on television or in front of white people is 1) eat chicken, 2) eat watermelon, or 3) drink kool-aid. And I've heard a lot of people say stuff like that and I'm just like WHY?! I'm not even gonna go in on the hypocrisy of Wendy Williams, but it's the same with a lot of people. What is it about this stereotype that pains people so, but they'll be the first ones to come at a fellow Black person for not having rhythm? Isn't Black people dancing well a stereotype? Being good at basketball? Need I go on
People say this commercial perpetuates stereotypes and sh*t. I happen to think the strong disinclination to align with cultural signifiers, stereotypes, cliche's or whatever else have you, is far more damaging. Why they really mad though? Is it because it's embarrassing? Is it because it's true? Is it because it's not true? What is it about the commercial, really? Maybe I don't understand the origins of the way the chicken, watermelon and kool-aid stereotypes came to be. I love chicken and watermelon. I've only had a couple slices of chicken since I've kind of changed my lifestyle and diet, but even if I was still eating chicken I would still feel the way I do now.
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