Sunday, March 29, 2009
President Obama and the Russian ice cream whores
Odd that a Russian ice cream company didn't realise its ad is racist. The central image is a caricature of Barack Obama set against Capitol Hill and the slogan of the chocolate-in-vanilla ice cream, Duet, reads: “The Flavor of the Week! Black in White!”
Pravda notes: "It is not the first time Russian advertisers have used the image of Barack Obama since he took office as the US President. For example, the image of the black president was used in Moscow to advertise tanning salons and a chain of dental clinics. In Rostov, the image of a black man, who looks like Obama, is used to advertise men’s shoes."
I wonder what Carol Thatcher would make of all this.