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Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 09:17 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/deadlineusa/2009/mar/16/usa-obama-administration

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Tasteful Germans' tasty Obama snack: Frozen Chicken fingers


A company in German has just introduced a line of snacks called "Obama Fingers": frozen chicken fingers with curry dip. To Americans, marketing a fried chicken dish with the name of our first African-American president instantly tingles our sensitivity to racial stereotyping and racist imagery.


According to the archaic stereotype, fried chicken is a preferred food choice of African Americans. But Americans know it's just that -- a stereotype -- and that blacks here eat every kind of food whites do and everyone loves fried chicken. No American company would ever market a product like this for fear of being accused of mocking the nation's first black president by associating him with an ugly stereotype. The fried chicken association is ugly to me because it brings back foul racial stereotypes from our nation's past that I won't repeat in this space.


A representative for Sprehe (http://www.sprehe.de/) tells (http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,612684,00.html) the English online edition of Der Spiegel that the company was unaware of the racial overtones, which are instantly apparent to Americans.


"It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president," Judith Witting, sales manager for the company, told the paper.

According to its website, the company also sells "Hawaii" snacks -- chicken breast with pineapple and cheese, and other frozen treats. Meanwhile, Obama is known to favour healthful, locally sourced cuisine. A typical menu by his Chicago personal chef, recently hired at the White House, includes citrus salad with fennel, oranges and grapefruit, seared diver scallops, couscous and black cabbage.

(LOL, SEE NO FATTY HEART ATTACK INDUCING FOODS HERE!!!!)


I suppose German marketers who weren't reared in America aren't as sensitive to racialised images and subtle stereotypes. Should they have known better? Also important: If the German marketers were ignorant of the connotations, as they claim, is it still offensive?

EuropIan
17th March 09, 09:39 AM
EST MACHT MIR GANZ GEIL!!

Ich MUSSEN SCHÖN AUFGESPRITZT!

Kein Haar
17th March 09, 10:44 AM
LOL

I love how they spell it out for their readers!


But Americans know it's just that -- a stereotype -- and that blacks here eat every kind of food whites do...

TheLordHumungus
17th March 09, 11:15 AM
They're Germans. Compared to how offensively they used to roll, this is a step up.

Zendetta
17th March 09, 11:47 AM
God I love fried chicken.

Watermelon too, had some this morning after boxing practice.



What?

Madgrenade
17th March 09, 11:51 AM
Surely the real issue here is that these "Obama Fingers" don't contain real Obama.

elipson
17th March 09, 11:55 AM
America is FULL of racial stuff that makes sense no where else in the world EXCEPT America.

I don't think the rest of the world should conform their advertising to please americans that aren't even part of the intended market.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 11:57 AM
And why is there a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

HappyOldGuy
17th March 09, 12:07 PM
America is FULL of racial stuff that makes sense no where else in the world EXCEPT America.

I don't think the rest of the world should conform their advertising to please americans that aren't even part of the intended market.

We are the Borg. You will assimilate our irrational historical baggage.

And enjoy it.



On a much more important note, frozen mcnugget wannabes !fucking= fried chicken. That alone proves how much more y'all need to absorb.

Zendetta
17th March 09, 12:27 PM
I don't think the rest of the world should conform their advertising to please americans that aren't even part of the intended market.

THat's good to know, but for some reason the German distributors wern't interested in my JewSkin Brand Lampshades.

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 12:35 PM
conversely, i've experienced racism for cooking "black" food.

i was at Church's Chicken last week, sampled their fried okra, and said that i made them better.

at least 3 black people were like, "man, what dat chinese girl know 'bout fried okra??"

and then a couple negroes went on about how i prepare dog for consumption.

racism is delicious.

HappyOldGuy
17th March 09, 12:42 PM
So how do you like your dog?

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 12:45 PM
it goes good with fried okra.

Kein Haar
17th March 09, 12:52 PM
Fes,

Stop lying to make friends.

The black is the most sensitive to racial intolerance due to the middle passage.

They wouldn't have said that.

boondock lee
17th March 09, 12:58 PM
conversely, i've experienced racism for cooking "black" food.

i was at Church's Chicken last week, sampled their fried okra, and said that i made them better.

at least 3 black people were like, "man, what dat chinese girl know 'bout fried okra??"

and then a couple negroes went on about how i prepare dog for consumption.

racism is delicious.

You are a girl?

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 12:59 PM
Fes,

Stop lying to make friends.

The black is the most sensitive to racial intolerance due to the middle passage.

They wouldn't have said that.
i know.

they're so honest.

their statistics are borderline saintly.

Steve
17th March 09, 01:11 PM
You are a girl?

/face palm

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 01:11 PM
oh yes...

i forgot to add... that i make some very delicious Kool Aid.

a few months back, my neighbor (http://www.sociocide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51790) sampled a glass and had two more.

his rave review:

"damn, girl, dis some ghetto kool aid. where you learn to make dat?"

he proceeds to go on about how my white husband must have TRAINED me to mix sugar, water, and flavor packets in the right ratios in order to get what he dubbed "compton kool aid".

apparently, as an asian, it's unnatural for me to be good at making kool aid.

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 01:13 PM
/face palm

thank you.

Steve
17th March 09, 01:15 PM
Anything for you, babe.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 01:57 PM
conversely, i've experienced racism for cooking "black" food.

i was at Church's Chicken last week, sampled their fried okra, and said that i made them better.

at least 3 black people were like, "man, what dat chinese girl know 'bout fried okra??"

and then a couple negroes went on about how i prepare dog for consumption.

racism is delicious.

If you would have said Popeye's I might have believed you.

Shawarma
17th March 09, 02:10 PM
More awesome marketing failure:
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/fail-owned-wal-mart-ad-fail.jpg

WarPhalange
17th March 09, 02:12 PM
apparently, as an asian, it's unnatural for me to be good at making kool aid.

Indeed, your kind are only capable of making Flavor Aid.

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 02:14 PM
If you would have said Popeye's I might have believed you.

church's makes better chicken than popeyes...

and popeyes, at least in my location, don't serve fried okra.

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 02:16 PM
Indeed, your kind are only capable of making Flavor Aid.
i'm now a proud homeowner.

why would i want the cheap stuff in my home?

Neildo
17th March 09, 03:40 PM
r4hBnKmy4ig

Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 04:19 PM
church's makes better chicken than popeyes...

and popeyes, at least in my location, don't serve fried okra.
If Pioneer was still in business here, we wouldn't even be HAVIN' this conversation.

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 04:22 PM
i wish Bojangles had franchises outside of the south.

i swear... that's THE BEST fried chicken i'd ever eaten in a restaurant.

nevermind that it's fast food.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 04:27 PM
i wish Bojangles had franchises outside of the south.

i swear... that's THE BEST fried chicken i'd ever eaten in a restaurant.

nevermind that it's fast food.
BOJANGLES???!?!?!?!?
oooOOOOoooOOOOOH YOU GODDAMN MUTHAFUKKIN RACIST!!!

fes_fsa
17th March 09, 04:30 PM
and guess what?

dem negroes be in thur dancin' fo' dey chikkin an' sheeit!!!

TheLordHumungus
17th March 09, 04:38 PM
Fes,

Stop lying to make friends.

The black is the most sensitive to racial intolerance due to the middle passage.

They wouldn't have said that.

"The black...?" Holy shit, its like my 89 year old grandfather is back from the dead and posting on internet forums.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 04:42 PM
"The black...?" Holy shit, its like my 89 year old grandfather is back from the dead and posting on internet forums.

I think it is a Blues Brothers joke.

TheLordHumungus
17th March 09, 04:52 PM
My Blues Brothers knowledge must be lacking, I don't remember the whole "middle passage" line.

Spade: The Real Snake
17th March 09, 04:54 PM
My Blues Brothers knowledge must be lacking, I don't remember the whole "middle passage" line.

"The Jew is using The Black as muscle against YOU."

Since you only quoted "The Black" that is what I took it for.

TheLordHumungus
17th March 09, 04:57 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about the skinhead in that film. I've only seen it 30 odd times. Guess its time for another viewing.

HappyOldGuy
17th March 09, 05:00 PM
I think Lisa Lampanelli likes to phrase it that way too.

And we all know what else she likes.

I think I may have misjudged Kein.

elipson
17th March 09, 05:19 PM
It's not a Blue Brothers joke. Kein Har just talks and thinks like that. All cops do. Its part of their training.

you watch, in a few months Goon will be talking like that too.

Kein Haar
18th March 09, 10:52 AM
THL,

They weren't skin-heads, moron.

Illinois Nazis.

TheLordHumungus
18th March 09, 10:56 AM
I'll take your word for it, I'm sure you know your white supremacists. They all look alike to me.

Spade: The Real Snake
18th March 09, 11:54 AM
I'll take your word for it, I'm sure you know your white supremacists. They all look alike to me.

Take off your hood and maybe you can see better.

TheLordHumungus
18th March 09, 12:19 PM
I tried that. It'd be easier if they'd take the shackles off.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3565/hood.jpg

Kein Haar
18th March 09, 12:28 PM
Have you tried bouncing your representatives?

TheLordHumungus
18th March 09, 12:40 PM
OH HELL NO! I wouldn't dare. You don't want none of Todd Platts, my boy. He's got fucking crazy eyes.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9979/toddplatts.jpg

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