Skip to comments.Not just M.I.A.: Super Bowl political ad using Asian woman decried (Pete Hoekstra)
Posted on 02/06/2012 1:47:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
It wasnt just rapper M.I.A. who got into hot water for her actions during the Super Bowl. Republican senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra stirred the pot with a political ad that featured an Asian woman speaking broken English, sparking immediate protests from Democrats and civil rights groups.
During the halftime show, M.I.A. made an obscene gesture, extending her middle finger. Both the NFL and NBC, which broadcast the show, have apologized for the offense.
Hoekstra's campaign ad was broadcast only in Michigan, where the former congressman and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate is seeking the GOP nomination to run against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat seeking her third term. Hoekstra, a conservative, is seen as ahead in the three-way primary battle for his party's nod.
The 30-second ad, filmed in California, begins with the sound of a gong accompanying the Asian woman as she rides her bicycle on a path lined by rice paddies. She stops pedaling, smiles into the camera, then breaks into broken English.
Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spenditnow, she says.
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Liberals really hate it when the truth is thrown at them, especially when the tactics used are the same kind they use to blast republicans.
Let’s see, who was it that created that “medicare” commercial with the little old lady being thrown off a cliff, which was a lie about republicans trying to cut benefits? That medicare ad was a complete fabrication, while the ad using the Asian lady was complete truth.
Thank You Pete Hoekstra for making a political ad that tells the truth!
I meant to say. Tanks Pete Hostla making political ad tells the tluth!
I don’t see the problem. The Asian girl had no problem making it.
I guess they just can’t handle the truth. Was listening to Mark Steyn today, filling in for Rush, and he was talking about how China said “they weren’t going to buy Europe”, or something of that nature.
Mark said 30 years ago that would have been scoffed at. Today? Not so much.
If you can't counter the message or the messenger, blow up the stage and the auditorium.
Should have been one of Alinsky's rules, but he wasn't as smart as I am. Not that that's saying much.
The democrats are acting like rattler poked with a sharp stick. That ad must have struck where it hurts. I hope Hoekstra will not take it off. It is an effective ad!
Absolutely false. I've seen the ad and the woman speaks flawless English with hardly ANY accent at all. All this false outrage is beyond tedious.
Don't like it? Don't vote for Pete. But then, they weren't going to anyway.
Leftist bastids are howling because THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
I don’t think is was racist, but it didn’t seem very authentic, as the actress came across as a Chinese-American living in the U.S., not an actual Chinese citizen.
The broken English probably seemed more offensive because she was obviously fluent in English.
Nice ad! Better thant most of the superbowl ads.
The reason the dems are howling is the ad STINGS. LOL, Debbie SpendItNow!
I hope he keeps runiing it!
In a lame attempt to garner additional publicity....any publicity.
Aside from saying “get” for “gets”, this woman’s grammar is correct.
Which puts her in the 95th percentile of what you see on TV.
Saw it a couple of times today...GREAT commercial! They’re just upset because it’s TRUE.
AND Hoekstra is refusing to apologize, I applaud him, finally, someone with a pair!
Dems the party of butt ugly white women who hate hot Asian chicks for being women.
The scene with the girl on the bike seemed to be set in rural China; we're lucky she spoke English as well as she did.
The 'rats just didn't like the message.
The ad would have been more effective if she spoke Chinese and had English subtitles. I don’t know who the hell advises republican politicians, but they are complete idioits.
The actress sounds American.
So rather than film an ad in Michigan employing local actors and film crews, he chose to outsource his ad about the threat to Michigan workers to California?
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It's kind of obvious that the "controversial" figure in the ad is a young Chinese-American actress who is playing the role of (Communist) Chinese lady riding a bicycle in China. Her English is unaccented, much better than what one would expect from the person she is playing.
The Asian-American spokesperson quoted by the L. A. Slimes should be happy that this young Chinese-American woman has an opportunity for a prominent, if brief, role where she can get noticed by a wide Super Bowl audience, rather than quibble over an ungrammatical word or two in the script.
"Debbie Spenditnow": not a bad nickname.
That was a great ad.
The racists all cried “Racism’.
And again I ask, why outsource the ad to CA? Couldn’t they have filmed a “Chinese” factory owner at a Michigan location using Michigan based actors and film crews?
I'm voting for Peter. Peter Konetchy. He's less consultant driven.