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Coke ad racist? Arab-American groups want to yank Super Bowl ad

 
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Coke ad racist? Arab-American groups want to yank Super Bowl ad
lol part of this article sounds like the Onion




Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, calling the coke ad 'racist.'


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.


"What message is Coke sending with this?" asked Abed Ayoub, ADC's director of legal and policy affairs. "By not including the Arab in the race, it is clear that the Arab is held to a different standard when compared to the other characters in the commercial," he said.



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01/31/2013 05:52 PM
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Re: Coke ad racist? Arab-American groups want to yank Super Bowl ad
Gee whiz, what are the Arabs so mad about? They need to relax. Someone should just explain to them that no offense was meant. The Arab pictured in the ad is supposed to be the Prophet Mohammed, not a race participant. There, now won't that make them feel better?

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