The black blogs are a buzz about this ad.
Um…so a black man’s uncivilized self = Questlove. AKA. a guy with a big afro and facial hair? Really, Nivea? I read about this on Tumblr and was cracking up at people noting that the lotion company’s name sounds like the name of an Atlanta stripper. LOL
Apparently, Questlove thought that was some bulls*** and took to Facebook and Twitter about it.
What do you guys think?
(I’m going to go looking for a Caucasian version with a guy with long shaggy hair and a beard. Wish me luck.)
UPDATE: Nivea agrees with me.
The company apologized on Facebook: “Thank you for caring enough to give us your feedback about the recent “Re-civilized” NIVEA FOR MEN ad. This ad was inappropriate and offensive. It was never our intention to offend anyone, and for this we are deeply sorry. This ad will never be used again. Diversity and equal opportunity are crucial values of our company.” (source: Clutch/MTV)
Um…I think this from TV ad John McCain is great (video below). It will run tonight before and after Obama’s historic speech at the DNC. It’s good that McCain recognizes the significance of this day, but McCain voted against the MLK holiday in Arizona in 1983! Right?!?! Yes!!! That is so ironic! Do you really understand the significance of this day when you had an issue with giving the most significant man in this equation his own day?!?!? Oh yes, he’s changed his mind now…sure, sure, he understands he was wrong. OK, but it’s still ironic. Don’t you think?
Spin Cycle has the details – “McCain will attempt to be make nice before he performs the widely speculated act of naming his vice president running mate some time Friday to counteract any boost in the polls for Obama.”
Oh Lord…Who DO you want answering the phone??? In his response Obama said that the red phone moment was Iraq and that Clinton, McCain, and Bush all gave the wrong answer. Good counter!
She must have been mad about this…