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Arab-American groups call Coke Super Bowl ad "racist"
Reuters.com ^ | 1/30/2013 | Reuters

Posted on 01/31/2013 6:28:43 AM PST by mykroar

(Reuters) - Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.

"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?" said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC.

Coca-Cola released an online teaser of the commercial last week, showing the Arab walking through a desert. He soon sees cowboys, Las Vegas showgirls and a motley crew fashioned after the marauders of the apocalyptic "Mad Max" film race by him to reach a gigantic bottle of Coke.

In its ad, Coke asks viewers to vote online on which characters should win the race. The online site does not allow a vote for the Arab character.

"The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world," Imam Ali Siddiqui, president of the Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies, said in an email.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; camel; coke; racist
"The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world,"

Boo hoo. Cry me a river.

1 posted on 01/31/2013 6:29:00 AM PST by mykroar
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To: mykroar

So this goes along with gripes about the VW ad?


2 posted on 01/31/2013 6:31:11 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mykroar

....And so the pre-Super Bowl fun and games begins.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 6:31:11 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mykroar
"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?"

Why is it that so many of them are ". . . oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?"

That includes the one sitting in the White Hut.

4 posted on 01/31/2013 6:34:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mykroar
Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC.

They should change it to....

Committee of Anti Discrimination..... CAD for short.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 6:35:27 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: mykroar
Sorry Mo, the "camel jockey" thing has already been done.
6 posted on 01/31/2013 6:37:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: mykroar

Seems to me these references are to culture, not race.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 6:37:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mykroar

I expect Coke to fold like a cheap suit.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 6:41:22 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: mykroar

Super Ball? Is that a game for Camel Jockeys?


9 posted on 01/31/2013 6:41:22 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: mykroar

Super Ball? I used to play with those as a kid.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 6:41:34 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mykroar

Next thing - what they’re going to show blacks playing basketball? Asian kids doing well in school? Latino’s driving around in cars? It’s awful I tell ya, it’s awful.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 6:43:06 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mykroar

Sorry Achmahd, it can’t be racist. Like me, Arabs are part of the geneaology attributed to descendants from the Caucasus region of northeastern Europe.

You, Mohammed, is caucasian.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 6:43:15 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: mykroar
Wait, so they don't have camels in the desert, or we are just not supposed to point it out...I'm confused. Someone please call these dopes a wambulance...
13 posted on 01/31/2013 6:45:58 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: mykroar

When you, members of ADC, have time to bitch about crap like this, it tells me that you have nothing better to worry about and are therefore vapid buffoons.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 6:47:11 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: mykroar

I want to protest the derogatory way in which cowboys are portrayed in this silly commercial.

Rick the Infidel


15 posted on 01/31/2013 6:48:21 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: mykroar
"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?" said Warren David." Islamic Jew Hatred: **GRAPHIC** Muslim Massacre Jewish family of Five, Three Year Old Stabbed in the Heart, Baby's Throat Slashed Well here is the real picture of how these murdering fools are..Racist is the least that they are they are murdering thugs..
16 posted on 01/31/2013 6:48:34 AM PST by PLD
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To: mykroar

Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula are actually very proud of their Camel Culture. They go on desert camping excursions, hold camel races, etc.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 6:49:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mykroar

“Super Ball”?

Uh-huh, backward and foolish camel jockey.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 6:49:42 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“I expect Coke to fold like a cheap suit.”

Depending on how Coke deals with this issue, I’ll either double up on my purchases or stop buying Coke all together. I don’t support wimps.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:50:12 AM PST by ryderann
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To: mykroar

Dear Imam,
Have a Coke and a smile and.....well, you know.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 6:57:20 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula are actually very proud of their Camel Culture. They go on desert camping excursions, hold camel races, etc.

It's the etc. part of the arab "camel culture" that I suspect would be more insulting but would no doubt be banned from showing on commercial TV ... or so I've heard ...

21 posted on 01/31/2013 6:59:01 AM PST by glennaro
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To: glennaro

Yes, it’s true. And many an Arab would “walk a mile for a Camel”.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 7:02:04 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
Yes, it’s true. And many an Arab would “walk a mile for a Camel”.

Or a goat.

23 posted on 01/31/2013 7:04:59 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: windsorknot

Richard Prior quote as reported by Eddie Murphy.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 7:07:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mykroar

The neologism “racism” is problematic enough. But the idea that racial stereotypes, even making fun of certain people through these stereotypes—though it’s unclear to me whether that’s happened—are inherently racist is silly. I suppose they prefer a world where commercials are peopled by amorphous blobs with no discernable characteristics.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 7:12:04 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: mykroar

Now having watched the commercial how do they know the guy is even an Arab? Looks Mexican to me. A Mexican who found a camel while crossing the border and ran into some cowboys and Vegas show girls.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 7:22:04 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: mykroar

Arab Diversity

27 posted on 01/31/2013 7:22:08 AM PST by onedoug
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Super Balls were fun! Hurt like heck when you got hit with one. Yep, right up there with lawn darts, slip ‘n slides, bb guns and clackers but we didn’t have mass shootings by.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 7:30:58 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: mykroar
Let me tell you 'bout Ahab The Arab,
The Sheik of the burning sand.
He had emeralds and rubies just a-dripping off of him
And a ring on every finger of his hands.
He wore a big ol' turban wrapped around his head
And a scimitar by his side.
And every evenin' about midnight,
He'd jump on his camel named Clyde..
29 posted on 01/31/2013 7:31:36 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: mykroar

oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?”

They left out sexual deviants who engage in sex with little boys for fun.

But so far the shoe fits.....


30 posted on 01/31/2013 7:32:37 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: mykroar

Me?? I am just tired of Arab-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, When they come here they should be Americans, or go the Fudge back to wherever they came from.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 7:35:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: bgill

32 posted on 01/31/2013 7:42:40 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mykroar
"Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?"

Yeah; the rest of them are running 7-11's, or Convienience Stores.......

33 posted on 01/31/2013 7:44:55 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: mykroar
For many years the only cola brand available in the Arab countries was Pepsi (pronounced "beepsee" in Arabic). Coke had a bottling plant in Israel, hence the long boycott. And one might suppose certain elements in those populations saw Coke's global popularity as a sign of one more Zionist plot.

The official Arab League boycott of Coke was lifted around 1991 (might have had something to do with a half million US troops on the ground saving the Saudi's - ahem! - bacon) and Atlanta's own is now available in those countries (pronounced "koo-ka-koolah"). But maybe excluding the Dromedary Driver in the commercial from having any chance to win the contest is just a little bit of payback.

34 posted on 01/31/2013 7:54:01 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: All

In the interest of political correctness and being non-offensive to ANY person, place, thing, or animal be it mammal, reptilian, inssect, or amoeba...

All commercials from here on should be white screen with name of product in 200 languages printed in black on the screen in alphabetical order. This screen shot should stay on the screen with absolutely nothing else for a full 60 seconds before regular programs continue.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 8:01:00 AM PST by Boonie
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Not to be confused with the "Happy Fun Ball". Remember, do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
36 posted on 01/31/2013 8:12:13 AM PST by reegs
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To: mykroar

“The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world,”

No shiite Sherlock. Name the advances that have come from the Muslim world over the last 1,000 years. Waiting.........


37 posted on 01/31/2013 8:20:52 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: VeniVidiVici

They have wild camels in America. Some dummy released some a years ago and they did not die. He thought they would not be able to survive here but they did.

Jackwagons think camels are only an Arabic thing. They have camels in Africa too. They don’t ride them, they are used to carry stuff. Americans have pickups, they have camels.


38 posted on 01/31/2013 11:42:37 AM PST by USAF80
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To: mykroar

I believe it has everything to do with the Vegas showgirls. That guy that was on O’Reillys show last night would not come out and say it but knowing a thing or two about islam, I bet that is the problem. Could be wrong of course!


39 posted on 02/01/2013 4:40:58 AM PST by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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