Dunkin' Donuts blasted for 'racist' a...

Dunkin' Donuts blasted for 'racist' ad in Thailand

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Krime

France

#1 Aug 30, 2013
The CEO for Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand dismissed the criticism as "paranoid American thinking."

"It's absolutely ridiculous," said CEO Nadim Salhani. "We're not allowed to use black to promote our doughnuts? I don't get it. What's the big fuss? What if the product was white and I painted someone white, would that be racist?"

Salhani said that the Thai franchise of Dunkin' Donuts operates independently of the American operation and that doughnut sales have increased about 50 percent since the campaign was launched around two weeks ago, which he attributed to curiosity about the new advertisements.

"Not everybody in the world is paranoid about racism," said Salhani, a Lebanese expatriate in Thailand who said his teenage daughter was the model featured in the campaign. "I'm sorry, but this is a marketing campaign, and it's working very well for us."
http://news.msn.com/world/dunkin-donuts-blast...
John Lee Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 31, 2013
With all the problems and abuse in the world, and this is what a 'Human Rights Group' finds to complain about?
Some people should get real jobs!
John Lee Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 31, 2013
Five comments on the entire forum in the last 14 HOURS!, and already 5 negative judge-its!! Way to keep busy, trolls! LMAO
Krime Reporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#6 Aug 31, 2013
John Lee Anonymous wrote:
Five comments on the entire forum in the last 14 HOURS!, and already 5 negative judge-its!! Way to keep busy, trolls! LMAO
I don't take my coffee black. Is that racist?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#11 Sep 3, 2013
Krime Reporter wrote:
<quoted text>I don't take my coffee black. Is that racist?
I take my coffee black and I'm not. Is that racist? Would someone please provide a list of what is and is not racist so we can keep better track? Was that a racist question?
Unemployable

Cotonou, Benin

#12 Sep 3, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
I take my coffee black and I'm not. Is that racist? Would someone please provide a list of what is and is not racist so we can keep better track? Was that a racist question?
Do you add cream? Half and half? If so, you are drinking a bi-racial cup of coffee.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#13 Sep 3, 2013
Unemployable wrote:
<quoted text>Do you add cream? Half and half? If so, you are drinking a bi-racial cup of coffee.
Never. No cream, no sugar. Keeping it pure.

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