Update on a previous rant on advertising: Last night I saw a commercial for a hotel in which a guy is kicking everyone and taking their name plaques off their desks — kicking butt and taking names after making a presentation because he got a good night’s sleep, right? So all the people who work in this office, wearing suits, being professional, are white. He walks up to a water-cooler delivery guy and starts to grab the guy’s name tag on his chest. The guy is about 6’5″ and 300 pounds. He glares at the name-tag-stealer and the guy looks scared, pulls his hand back, and walks away.
Guess what color the water cooler guy was? He’s intimidating, so of course he’s black. And he’s the guy in uniform, not a business man in a suit.
Ugh, I hate advertising!