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Racist Cupcake Commercial!!??? Do you really think this ad needed to be pulled??

What do you think about the Duncan Hines "Hip-Hop" Cupcake advertisement? Do you think people are reading a little too much into this? Harmless or offensive?

Link:
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/food/2010/12/10/2010-12-10_racist_cupcakes_duncan_hines_hiphop_commercial_under_fire_.html

View the ad here:
http://eater.com/archives/2010/12/10/hip-hop-cupcakes-commercial-blackface-scandal-duncan-hines.php

This link shows some of the protesters:
http://www.thesource.com/articles/34116/Hip-Hop-Cupcakes---Racist%3F-Foolish%3F-Or-Both%3F/?thesource-prod=bgjqvqm6d8t8t0r7jq2lb2pnf2

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thundernlight

Asked by thundernlight at 8:50 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (30)
  • muffinI thought it was cute. Now I want a cup cake.

    Jenaiko01

    Answer by Jenaiko01 at 8:57 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I want a cup cake!
    Snewo

    Answer by Snewo at 9:02 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • "Finally the racial component can’t be overlooked. It doesn’t matter that they’re cupcakes; the fact that they start rapping isn’t too far a stretch from making them in blackface. If the icing was in different flavors, or the lips weren’t so big and pink maybe we could give the ad a pass, but as it stands it’s a pretty poorly constructed and potentially racist ad I’m the last person to be overly sensitive to media images, but the frothy mix of chocolate skinned cupcakes, bad Hip-Hop and a long media history of depicting stereotypical black people to sell food give me reason to question the intent if not the effect of this ad."

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! omg, people seriously need to get a life and stop causing drama!
    thundernlight

    Comment by thundernlight (original poster) at 9:02 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Oh goodness... we are now get on a racist issue w/ CUPCAKES?? SHEESH.. if someone wants to make a difference in the world im sure there are MANY other things going on right now that are actually worth calling racist!! Even if the guy making this commercial secretely intended for it to be "racist" he pretty much failed.. thats the worst attempt at racism ive seen.. lol.. Def do want a cupcake!!!!!!!! however, that just looks disgusting w/ all that chocolate on that cupcake! lol
    mohme2three

    Answer by mohme2three at 9:05 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Just another example of people reading too much into things. It's a cupcake for crying out loud! Are the California Raisins going to be banned next? They are dark skinned and have big lips. Good grief!

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Oh my goodness!!! I used to love the California Raisins. I had a t-shirt with them on it. lol
    Snewo

    Answer by Snewo at 9:15 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • So the Twizzlers lips and Dairy Queen lips should be banned because they are big too? Don't people understand what a cartoon is? It is called animation people!!! If an inanimate object is "singing" usually the animated lips are pronounced to add to the marketing statement of the product.

    crazy.
    thundernlight

    Comment by thundernlight (original poster) at 9:25 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I thought the commercial was cute & really didn't see anything racist about it. People over react to everything anymore.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:28 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • people are always trying to start silly issues or views about the slightest thing.
    kim0167

    Answer by kim0167 at 9:29 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Jesse Jacksons pockets must need filled. Now the rainbow push is going to extort them.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:31 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

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