Thursday, February 17, 2011

1939–1950: "Twice as Much for a Nickel"

Alright. So I personally do not think this commercial is offensive. However there are some people in this world that have different perspectives on this commercial. First off, I think it is actually quite hilarious. People can complain all they want about how it may be "incorrectly" portraying an African-American wife controlling her husband. However, regardless of race, there are plenty of "wives" that probably act that way. So how can someone actually question/comment on what would be the "correct" way of portraying an African-American wife? (Everyone is different). My question to those people is, what is the "correct" way to portray that type of wife? I just feel that some people take things too personal and just need realize that there is this wife concerned about how her husband eats. I do not think there is a problem with that. There are many wives that do that.

Now as far as the last scene when the husband glances over at the young blonde woman, it is understandable as to why the wife gets upset. For one, the young blonde is wearing a type of clothing that would appear appealing probably to most men. But yet, the guy's wife is wearing like a trench coat in broad daylight on a warm and sunny day. Of course the husband may think that a slightly less dressed woman (the blonde) may be a bit more appealing. Either way, the fact of the matter is the husband maybe waved at the young woman for like a second and then the wife got angry and threw the pepsi can (which was hilarious by the way).

So to put an end to this, I just do not see this offensive. If people find it offensive then that's their opinion. But if it is solely because of how the commerical portrays an African American wife, then how should an African American wife be portrayed? That is probabaly a question that most people will not be able to answer because everyone is different.

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