March 22, 2009

Racist Ice Cream?

Posted in Journal tagged , , , , , at 12:07 pm by Jenn

One of the things I love most about Sundays is that it’s the day that I spend catching up on the blogs that I read.  I’m too busy doing nothing during the week, but Sunday things just seem to fall in to place.  A day in front of the computer, surfing, clicking, becoming enlightened and always entertained.

Today, while reading Jess’s blog I came across her post about the election and followed a link to a video of a woman who appears to be voting three times in what they are calling a fair election.  While I was waiting for the video to load I was taking a peak at the headlines on the page and this one caught my eye “Racist Ice Cream, Anyone?”….of course I had to click.  After reading the piece I just laughed to myself.  While some people in the US may not think this is a suitable or appropriate name for a product, it’s not being marketed in the US and trust me, there are products with crazier names floating around overseas….for instance the Just For Men bar that Jess talks about on her blog, or the Negro cookie pictured here

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These products are common overseas and while the names may not fly in the US, they are accepted here.  Marketing is different, the world is different and if putting Obama’s name on ice cream will generate sales for those companies then they are going to do it.  I wonder if this piece would have been written if it were chocolate and strawberry ice cream or vanilla and pistachio?  Get over it people.  We have bigger worries in the world today.

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1 Comment »

  1. C said,

    It’s always interesting to come across the un “PC” brands. I think we had a few in Belarus too.

    PC always good for a laugh, and a photo op of course.


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