Monday, March 15, 2010

White Man Gets Jawboned

WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE.



What I want to know is who paid for this crap? Did Jawbone sue them? It's hard to fathom that a company would ever present something like this to sell a product, but viral advertising is catching on. I'm not so surprised, given the Pepsi/Dorito Super Bowl ad, where the little black boy slaps a grown-up black man across the face for leering at his comely mother and eating his corn chips (here). Is this sick or entertaining? Or Both? Thoughts?

James C. Collier

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11 comments:

Bennett said...

You're right, that's one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen. I hope the hand basket is comfy, because I know where it's taking us.

Even if I needed a Jawbone, this ad would force me to find a competitor's product instead.

Absolutely unacceptable.

cactusrose said...

More like an "ugly american gets his come uppance" movie actually. But for a commercial? Just bad from start to finish.

Anonymous said...

Wow, snuff films as mainstream entertainment. But what happens when the universal "bad guy" is a minority like everyone else. Will this be a violation of "his" human-rights or is it already?

sungod said...

yeah well at least shay whitey gets his... as for this viral vid i cant imagine this being a commercial def. not mainstream too lewd though i must say this is funny gods ha ha "medium f*&@in starch"

James C. Collier said...

Did a little checking and this is indeed Jawbone's way of marketing their product. Seems senseless to build something that works so well and then dump on it this way. They have another one where a shark chews up three obnoxious kids in a swimming pool. The films were made by some famous director whose name is not worth repeating.

buster21 said...

You will remember it. You may never like it, but you will remember it. Now you will remember a product you never heard of and it will increase sales. Nothing is too low when it comes to making money.

ronnie brown said...

Mr. Collier, it would seem that if you wanted to call someone out for their tasteless ad, you would feel duty-bound to mention the famous directors name...if not, why bother making it an issue?

James C. Collier said...

ronnie b: If you haven't noticed, in Hwood, any pub is good pub. Duty schmooty. Jawbone OTOH... and since you chose to comment, could I not ask you the same 'why bother' of you?

ronnie brown said...

Mr. Collier, your point is well taken...but the fact is, i don't have the the directors name to act on my concern..."any pub is good pub" is a truism to be sure, but not to act on that basis gives no opportunity for those who are concerned about the ad to voice their opposition...

James C. Collier said...

ronnie b., here it is, "award-winning music video auteur Sam Bayer". I simply typed in 'hot asian jawbone' into Google. Pssst, don't tell anyone, it will be our little secret. Anyhow, artists will do anything to get laid, beginning with getting paid. Of course my artistic heart is pure, fo'sure. Hot thang...

Truth B. Told said...

I think this was supposed to be a play off of the judge in DC who tried to sue a Korean dry cleaner for $67 million over a pair of pants.