This is why I don’t watch TV
I was watching TV last night and was flabbergasted by the commercial for the Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners.
Set the scene: a perky blonde white woman is next to a frumpy older black woman. Both in lab coats. The white woman cooks her meal with the glad bag, the black woman does not. The conclusion is a “clean up race” where the white woman simply pulls out her bag and throws it away. The black woman starts cleaning the other pot while the white woman mocks her. The commercial ends as the white woman turns off the light on the black woman with a perky “oops, I’m sorry” then flicks it back on. Fade out with the black woman still scrubbing the crock pot, and yet to have said a single word.
Can you guess what my problem with this commercial is?
Good, your smarter than the person who decided to air this then.
I am a 30 year old white southern male. I have been happily married for 7 years, have 4 kids, 2 biological and 2 of which are adopted from Ethiopia. And most of the time I let the media’s stupidity roll off my back. But dude!!!!! For some reason this one just rubbed me so the wrong way. I’ve contact Reynolds, after mistakingly thinking it was a Glad product and contacting Glad first. I am still waiting on that response, it should have given them a laugh at least.
I’m still angry about it at this point. Normally TV doesn’t rile me up this bad, and this wasn’t the worst thing I’ve seen lately. I’ve written American Dad out of my adult cartoons I enjoy after last Sunday’s episode. I can watch Boondocks and laugh hysterically as they address many of the same issues, but dude, American Dad doesn’t have the same level of sophistication and can’t pull it off. It just came across as being stupid. But I am able to simply say I won’t watch the show any more, and I’m done with that. But this comercial, it was tame compared to the American Dad show, but I just can’t shake it.
What’s your feedback, am I making a mountain from a molehill or do you see it too?