racial overtones in commercials

racial overtones in commercials

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mark burns springer

Bangor, ME

#1 May 31, 2012
Thu May 31 06:31:33 EDT 2012

Dear RoundUp,

I was watching the "weather channel" a few minutes ago and saw an ad for one your fine products. Two weeds were growing in a crack in the driveway.
They were depicted shaking hands. In particular a type of ethnic handshake sometimes referred to as "fist bumps".
Then the homeowner comes out and kills them with herbicide. There is a strong ethnic connotation to this type of handshake. I wonder why the weeds were not shaking hands, or holding there 'hands/leaves' over there 'hearts' or doing a nazi salute?

mark burns springer

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