It’s just dumb.
Oh, fuck it. This calls for Angry Black Man mode.
If you’re wondering how something like this happened, I’ll tell you. Because those lily white, running-to-catch-the Hamptons-Jitney crowd at McCann don’t have one fucking clue about anyone who doesn’t look like them. Sadly, I don't think really give a fuck.
I mean, it’s 2007 for crissakes! You mean to tell me that no one had an iota of an inkling that this ad was leveraging some tired stereotypes? Such as:
- White guy=in charge manager
- Black guys=physical specimens signifying performance at this beck and call
My wife saw the ad and said, “Looks like a slave ship.”
And, what, there aren’t any white sprinters?