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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Dairy Queen ads are freaking me out...

Maybe I just have a lot of white guilt or something, but I'm honestly a little bothered by the recent Dairy Queen ads. It shows one Indian (from India, not American Indian) scientist raving about a drink from Dairy Queen. Then he asks what the other scientist (also Indian) is doing. Scientist two responds that he has learned to speak bee, and scientist one asks "what possible scientific purpose could that have?" Then scientist two speaks bee and the bee goes and stings scientist one.

It took me awhile to get really bothered by it, and for awhile I couldn't figure out why I was so bothered by it. Then I figured it out: most bees die after stinging something. So essentially this vaguely middle-eastern looking guy was ordering a suicide attack on his colleague. This really pisses me off. I think the stereotype is just awful, and honestly I think we should be more sensitive of our protrayals of other races. It just seems so bigoted and AWFUL!

And you know what, by this I'm not saying we should be aiding or comforting the terrorists in any way. I just think we need to be more careful, because there are plenty of middle-eastern people who have nothing to do with terrorism and could be harmed by a generation believing this things about people that look a certain way.

And just a reminder that most of the terrorist acts on American soil (OKC, abortion clinic bombings, gay night club bombings, and even a strong argument for Ruby Ridge, Waco and school shootings) were all perpetrated by wacko right-wing, anti-government nutjobs!

-The Hippy's Wife :)


At 7/17/2005 11:16 PM, Blogger Josephus said...

I thought the ad was more of a situational comedy with two Asian Indian scientists based on the fact that there are a lot of Indian scientists. Never thought of it like the way you described.

At 4/23/2007 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually embarrassed that this blog comes up in the top 10 google hits for "Dairy Queen" and "speak bee"

Talk about nutjobs. You are part of that vocal mass movement of "white guilt" that powers all of the ridiculous expressions of 'moral outrage' in America. Without crap like this we wouldn't have "caution: hot" on cups of coffee. Thank you for contributing to the general pool of rampant stupidity.


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