Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A question of political correctness?



Is the photo offensive?

In of itself I personally do not find it offensive. Inappropriate perhaps given the photo was taken in Beijing at the insistence of the courier company sponsoring the Spanish basketball team.

I have sort of “slanty” eyes and remember when I was a kid having school mates ask me which one of my parents was Asian. I was actually quite complimented as I think Asian woman are very beautiful.

Now if all my school mates had mocked me by following me around and making “slanty” eyes as a way of excluding me, that would be offensive as the intent would be to offend.

I highly doubt that the courier company or the Spanish team meant to offend. I think the Ad was likely more of a confirmation for the courier company that YES here is the team and YES we sponsored them during the Beijing Olympics; see their “slanty eyes” … supposedly humorous as an intended reaction.

It would seem that along with eating McDonalds, there is nothing that one can do anymore without the media or the government or a special interest group getting all over us, condemning and never even questioning the source or intent.

“Politically correct” is, in my opinion, “Politically Incorrect” by definition.

3 comments:

Woozie said...

McDonald's is fucking gross and I will get all up in your shit for eating it.

Raspootin said...

Last time I got McDonalds I noticed that none of the food people were wearing hair nets or gloves. When I opened up the hamburger there was a huge big thumbprint going thru the bun to the burger.

It really turned me off - so I have not eaten there since.

I will get up all in my own shit if Ieat it!

yellowdog granny said...

i thought it was in bad taste but not racist..they are a bunch of kids..and any time you get more than 4-5 boys together they're iq's drop 20 points...and mcdonals may suck...but damn their french fries are good...not that i can eat them ..diabetic and all..