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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Omaha?! Have You Seen the Racist, New Nationwide Commercial? (Video)

By Grand Rapids Anonymous

This is something that ISN’T a hoax.

I was watching the NCAA finals on TNT when a commercial came on that to me, as a white person, was offensive, racist, and unnecessary. It was from Nationwide Insurance and went like this:

A white couple in their 40s was sitting at the kitchen table.

"Maybe we should discuss retirement," says the husband.

"Yes," says the wife, "except I have to wash the tub right now."

In a few seconds they wash the tub, the car, the cat, fertilize the yard—anything to avoid talking about retirement. Funny premise.

From there, you see them get more and more frantic and idiotic in the front yard.
Pan to the neighbors’ window, where looking out are a black couple with their Nationwide agent. They disapprovingly look at the clownish whites and get back to doing the intelligent thing (that the whites are too scatterbrained to attempt). I was offended at the racist aspect of this ad... and if it wasn’t meant to be a putdown of whites, then why not have two couples of the same color in the cast? That’s not the way this was played, and I for one think a boycott of Nationwide Insurance would be an appropriate response.
 


 

N.S. I recently saw the same spot, and had the same reaction.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

These dumb white people + smart, superior black people messages are legion in our society.

I first realized how weird it was getting when I inadvertently saw a snippet of a movie where Whoopi Goldberg is dining at a Japanese restaurant with the stereotypical dumb, clumsy, ignorant white man who so often figures in these vignettes. The white man gulps down a big clump of wasabi (hot Japanese horseradish mustard) and explodes into an orgy of overracted distress, with arms flailing, face fiery red, gulping water and so forth. Whoopi points at the plate and says "That's wasabi you just ate! Hot mustard!" while the Japanese waiters titters und the others diners giggle at the dumb, clumsy, ignorant, culturally benighted white man who doesn't know what wasabi is because he's white.

And of course the white man smiles sheepishly at his own stupidity and general inadequacy in life and shrinks down into his chair, his manhood almost visibly retracting under this reprimand from the hip, with-it, culturally-attuned Whoopi Goldberg. Because she's black, doncha know. There was no leadup to this discussion of Japanese cuisine: they were talking about something completely different. Whoopi made her comment with the matter of fact assurance of someone who just naturally happens to know what wasabi is, because she's a person of color, and therefore automatically possesses a vast trove of knowledge on all things ethnic and diverse and down wit' da struggle that is not available to dumb, clumsy, ignorant white people. And the waitress was right there with her in mocking this clueless white man. It was sickening to watch.

This is the message — reinforced daily in a myriad of ways in all aspects of American life — that our media sends us and tells us to believe. And at some level, we do. Even the most intelligent and strong-willed person alive isn't invulnerable to the constant battering of subliminal messages telling him that he sucks and is a cancer on the face of mankind.

One of the reasons SNL's "Total Bastard Airlines" sketch is so funny is because of the scene where David Spade viciously mocks Tim Meadows. For a brief moment, the contrived negotiation of racial stereotypes that is invariably injected into any scene where whites and blacks interact with one another fell away. It was one guy putting down another guy, whose races were an afterthought. It was so real and honest. I think that's the only scene I've seen in my adult life of a white guy putting down a black guy free from any aspect of the usual Pavlovian morality play where the big, mean, white übermensch unfairly oppresses the poor innocent defenseless little black man.

Anonymous said...

Blacks don't have any money [so they tell us], so how can they plan for retirement anyhow?

Anonymous said...

Actually, I was just thinking this very thing. The typical phrase from some black people is "Crazy white people". I don't like this commercial at all.
There is also a similar one where a white couple with a baby, they are talking about changing the baby and start ripping things apart while they pan back to the black couple "being smart".
Switch the families around, you'd see a much bigger complaint from the black community.

Jose P. said...

Straight white males have been viliified on TV the entire time I've been alive, yet in my personal (admittedly anecdotal) experience they're the ones with their shit mostly together. I've always assumed the portrayal in mass media was akin to telling a borderline special needs kid how great his drawing is or what a great baseball player he is. You know it's not really true, but who gives a shit? My 40 year old black employee is trying to figure out how to establish credit. TV and movie race reality is as close to real life as everything else in TV and movies.

Gus said...

There are at least TWO of these TV ads...same smart black couple, two different dumb white couples.

Anonymous said...

Negative images of white people in the media leads to rising death rates: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/opinion/why-are-white-death-rates-rising.html

Anonymous said...

Lol thats a good one

Ryan said...

I have also seen this display of ignorance in the nation wide commercials. If it was on the flip side there would be riots.

Concern said...

100% agree every time I see the commercial it angers me. Switch it around to have dumb black people doing stupid things instead of white and watch jesse jackson come out and speak on how racist this is.

Stefan said...

It couldn't be further from the truth! It's just your typical spineless cuckservitives willing to do anything for a dollar.

Anonymous said...

Boycott! Show them that there are repercussions for ALL racism!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree, what a stupid pandering pack of dog feces this commercial is. What is the ratio of blacks with two nickels to rub together let alone contemplate retirement outside of social security checks. Screw nationwide.

HadEnoughToo said...

Bravo, bravo. Great exposure of more anti-white media from those who consider us their mortal enemies. Hint: it's that county next to Lebanon!

HadEnoughToo said...

Nationwide has used this setup for years. Dumb white and magic negro. This is just another one of dozens from those anti-whites. This is not just about pushing insurance. It's about social engineering.

Wake up, my fellow Whites. I ain't saying to fight minorities. But just don't take it up the butt chute when they are transparently putting European Americans down for a sinister agenda.

Anonymous said...

Just saw one of their commercials, very similar to the one in this thread. I thought "Damn, that's racist!" so Google'd it to see if anyone else thought so and found this forum. Seems I'm not the only one. The crazy thing to me is, I'm sure there were multiple concepts presented by the marketing team-- and this one was picked as the best? Also, before finding this forum I thought... if the commercial had the black people acting crazy and white people making the comments, blacks would freak.

Anonymous said...

F their insurance

Anonymous said...

I too noticed these commercials and thought these would be ok if they would make the same commercial with the roles of each race reversed and aired them just as much as the one where whites are portrayed as idiots but have yet to see one like that. Thank God I finally googled it and found this forum BOYCOTT NATIONWIDE....I WILL NEVER BUY THEIR INSURANCE JUST BECAUSE OF THESE ADS.

Joez86 said...

Nation wide should be ashamed of themselves. I will never use them.

Anonymous said...

I am Hispanic, and I too noticed that there was a hint of racism in the
ads. Reverse racism is not the answer.

Steve M said...

I was shocked to see all the comments? Why? Because I thought I was the only one that is so uninformed and so dumbed down that only I got it. Who in the hell does Nationwide think their customer base is and what dumb ass let their marketing department run with this add. What an offence.

Anonymous said...

All nation wide commercials are racist. Along with many other commercials. If I see a racist commercial against whites I would not buy any of their products.
They have another commercial were a white guy cuts a branch and lands on a black mans car. The man looks like an assw****

Anonymous said...

It's so true how hard the media, entertainment industry sports networks and marketing company's try to belittle straight white males, because it's become common place for us to take it.

Anonymous said...

I was actually going to switch to nationwide until I saw this commercial and thought...I'd rather pay a little more for the same coverage