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Tyler, The Creator Mountain Dew Ad Pulled Due to Controversy

Posted by - 12:04 PM on 05/01/13
Tyler, The Creator is in hot water once again - this time for his Mountain Dew ad that was pulled due to its racist undertones. The ad has been called "arguably the most racist commercial in history" by scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. You can view it in the replies.
 
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12:04 PM on 05/01/13
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12:07 PM on 05/01/13
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Are we sure it wasn't pulled for just being terrible, like, quality-wise? I've never felt 59 seconds so wasted in my entire life...
12:08 PM on 05/01/13
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Yea that commercial just sucked lol
12:08 PM on 05/01/13
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This went through enough steps to just be pulled at the end for it not to look like an obvious marketing gimmick.
12:09 PM on 05/01/13
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12:11 PM on 05/01/13
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Are we sure it wasn't pulled for just being terrible, like, quality-wise? I've never felt 59 seconds so wasted in my entire life...

Yeah, not racist just dumb haha.

Also, "Not just regular black people, but the kinds of ratchety negroes you might find in the middle of any hip-hop minstrel show." In other words, that guy totally didn't get that thats exactly who is in the commercial..
12:14 PM on 05/01/13
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terrible?
12:16 PM on 05/01/13
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Sprite > Mountain Dew
12:16 PM on 05/01/13
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That was more just a terrible commercial.

Why does the author of that article censor the word "sex" and "vagina"? Seriously?
12:20 PM on 05/01/13
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yea more just not funny than offensive
12:21 PM on 05/01/13
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Already lost any possible respect for the guy when he told Tegan and Sara to suck his dick after they raised concerns over the homophobia in his lyrics.

Don't recall get how this is super racist though. Completely pointless and dumb? Check. Trivializes domestic abuse? Check. But like, all the guys in the lineup were black because all the guys in odd futures are back, right? Maybe its a little racist, but "arguably the most racist commercial in history"? I don't buy it.
12:21 PM on 05/01/13
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Yeah that screaming at the end was annoying as hell.
12:21 PM on 05/01/13
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What the fuck was that?
12:22 PM on 05/01/13
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Well... that was strange!

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