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Australia Comes After TYT On Racist KFC Ad

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Published on Jan 6, 2010

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Larwood
These people can't get their head around the idea that you finding something racist doesn't mean it is racist. The ad wasn't meant for you, it's not about a white guy and a bunch of black guys, it's about a fan of one team and a big group of fans of another team. Stop assuming that your opinion is the most important thing in the world.
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Harry Stockard
+GameSmashDash You're done.
Harry Stockard
+GameSmashDash You were done before you started.
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Techne
Guess what, fried chicken isn't associated with black people outside of America. Wtf is wrong with you people that you expect other countries to associate with your stereotypes. He's not "calming black people down", he's making friends since he's an opposition supporter, nothing to do with them being rowdy. If the UK had been playing in Australia it could've been a bunch of loud and shouty Brits. We don't give a fuck if you're a offended you egoistical fucktards, it's not for you. You are just so full of shit that you can't see why it isn't racist in other countries. Many things in the USA look racist from the perspective of other countries, but nobody expects you to change how you behave. America please fuck off, you're not the centre of the world.
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Dale
+Vince Anthony no
Vince Anthony
+SwayJJ racist austrailians. hate anything not white. they hate indians, blacks, and muslims. tell me no.
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Josh
I think where american culture differs from australian culture is americans see 'black people' or 'white people' or 'asians' where as in australia we just see 'people'
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Oscar Alvarenga
+Relaxt Josh I'm Australian and I can say with certainty that there is plenty of racism in Australia. If you say otherwise you're either very naive or very sheltered. Having said that, it's not the most racist country on earth like many are unfairly claiming. By many standards, it holds up quite well compared to many countries where racial diversity is either far less common, or a relatively new concept. There are plenty of racists, of the casual and everyday variety who probably have no ill intention but are mostly just ignorant, but also the extreme kind like many of the people you see marching in Reclaim Australia. Not everyone is racist though, obviously. There are plenty of people like me who grew up in places like the South Eastern the suburbs of Melbourne where Anglo Australians are a definite minority, and are used to being around lots of people of different backgrounds all the time. As for this ad, the stereotype of black people eating chicken really doesn't exist here. It seems mostly innocent to me, albeit slightly confusing when you consider that KFC is an American company. I'm guessing Americans had little part in making this ad. So TYT were a little unfair here I think.
AFFTL
+GameSmashDash I never said we didn't, there are racist people everywhere.  But overall Australia isn't a racist country.  And the add in question isn't racist.  These idiots from the Young Turks who are usually pretty smart, but not on this occasion, perceived the add in a way that wasn't intended, and came to the wrong conclusion. 
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Crews
Is this how bad we've become? Only in America does a benign, harmless ad become a bastion of hate. As a black person, I've no problem with either of these ads. If you look at them in context, they're not offensive. And why would any Australian be driven to this stereotype through one commercial? That's the problem with the mainstream left these days: everything is about race! If we were really aiming for peace, we'd stop looking for conflict.
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Dale
+trackxc84  I understand how and why people see it that way. But there's an incredible double standard in that there is no effort to see it from the perspective of the ad makers and the target audience. Which is the most important context. I mean I'm sure there are plenty of advertisements in America (especially for their fosters beer or outback stakehouse restaurants) that are incredibly stereotypical and offensive to Australians. But we don't cry foul and try to impose our culture on theirs like TYT are doing here.
Dale
+trackxc84 I'm with you on the shootings that shit is fucked up I think it's a combination of racism and cops who are way too quick on the trigger which is all around bad especially for young blacks. I didn't mean that you were saying it should have to change but TYT clearly are saying that which I disagree with, sorry for any confusion there. Anyway I think we agree mostly here so I think we can wrap this up. Oh and yeah the second ad is certainly pushing stereotypes for sure. I wasn't trying to defend that ad, just the KFC ad.
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King merkulov
Its a different country not everyone has to adhere to what americans think is racist
badpanda84
Its only Racist if you live in the US. The sterotype dosent apply  in Australia -- there is no sterotype that all aborginals  ( or any black person) eats chicken.     Of course if you are afriad of offending people -- someone in Pakistain might be offended by a women in a bikini  -- should be ban that  as well
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hello
soooooooooo what was the joke then?
badpanda84
The internet apprently
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Goldfish
Misrepresent someone, make fun of them for being upset. Good fucking job cunts. "Why is it black people?" Maybe cause that was who we were playing against. Saying the KFC ad was racist is more racist than the ad; you automatically thought 'black people eat fried chicken herp derp that's racist' Nobody in Australia followed that line of thought because we're not ignorant fucks.
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Goldfish
+Frank Rauen Yeah you're not wrong, his xenophobic 'Stop the boats' rubbish was distinctly 'un-australian'. Turnbull isn't much better, just seems sneakier tbh.
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Daniel Jacob
So what I take away from this whole issue is : 1. 'Black people' probably shouldn't be in KFC ads whatsoever (unless maybe they're not holding, consuming, or certainly not being given the product).  2. Australian local media should run everything past America for their 'OK' my thoughts.. 1. WTF 2. American media will run everything by Australia for our 'OK'.. No? also, out of interest, is it racist for a white KFC employee to serve a black customer?  If you don't get over your racial stereotypes you will never get past racism itself. It's all about the underlying intent not so much the stereotype itself. Anything could be nasty. I could say "good day, sir" in such a way which makes it offensive.
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roloug95
This ad wasn't intended for you, fucking Americans.
12from121
Cultures crossing wires lol!!  We saw them as West Indies fans celebrating and the Aussie trying to make peace but in another part of the world it looks bad.
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L1ttleT3d
+George Washington He's a genius, clearly.
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