Friday, August 28, 2009
A new ism.
Over at AdScam (http://www.adscam.typepad.com/) George Parker has a post about a Microsoft banner ad being racist. Apparently in the Polish version of the ad a black man was exed out and a white man was photoshopped in .
Looking at these photographs I don't see a case of racism, I see a case of Grin-ism.
The client-enforced, HR-enforced, prozac-enhanced requirement that everyone in every ad is happy. Unless of course they're a heroin-addicted model.
No one in the world looks like those grinning fuck faces in the ads above. Forcing those sorts into ads is blatant grin-ism.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 9:19 AM