Duncan Hines pulled an ad that people were calling racist. You guys watch, and tell me what you think:
I say if the cupcakes weren’t in black face, then it wouldn’t be as offensive, but I don’t know if they even thought of that when they were taping it, or maybe they did and just got away with it. They should have made the cupcakes multi-colored–if they even have all of those flavors, but either way, this ad should have never gotten through. The cupcakes were in BLACKFACE for God’s sake!
Were the advertisers not aware of the old Aunt Jemima ads? Did they not do their homework?? This cupcake ad is a 2010 reboot of old Aunt Jemima racist ads. The tune is catchy, and the commercial is cute, but the cupcakes should NOT have been in blackface. Am I overreacting?
Although comedy is her profession, Nadine has accomplished a lot in her young age. She is a national champion black belt, a world-class soccer player, and an avid snowboarder. She started playing soccer at the age of 4, and continued playing through college where she majored in Biology, but quickly realized her destiny was to tell jokes, not to wear a lab coat. So she decided to be funny while finishing her Bachelors Degree in biology and continued on to get her M.B.A. Nadine’s comedy style is much like her athleticism, fearless. She’s made her way up the comedy ladder very quickly, and has become a club favorite at many of the country’s top comedy clubs, including the Improv chain. Performing in the Boston Comedy Festival and being noted as the “one of the youngest and brightest up and comers” and traveling to the Middle East to entertain the troops are just a few of her notable accomplishments. These days Nadine splits time between the stage, a radio studio, her computer blogging, and a television studio. Nadine’s TV, Radio, Writing credits include: national commercials, talking head roles on E! Entertainment, Showtime’s Hot Tamales Live, The Skinny: Fat Free News, The Sunny Side of The Truth: Real World Hollywood, TVgasm, Zazreport, Daddy’s Girls, Jerseylicious, celebrity interviews on Mania TV, a weekly half-hour television show that syndicates to colleges across the country for National Lampoon and a nightly radio show on XM Satellite Radio.