This ad has been spreading as racist and I’m not sure if it is or not. I’m leaning towards the latter.
You can clearly see it says “1964 Corvette for sale, black and mean like your ex-wife.” The ‘vette is actually black and I understand the ‘mean like your ex-wife’ bit, but is it making a statement about black women? I’m well familiar with the negative stereotypes of black women and it has produced a stigma, though I’m not sure this ad was being racist.
So “black, and mean like your ex-wife” or “black and mean like your ex-wife” come across a tad differently but is this a stretch or am I just oblivious? I mean people describe all-black cars as murdered out and an aggressive body style or stance on a car can be described as mean. Let’s not forget the fact that an ex-spouse is usually typecast as scum of the earth, be it husband or wife. So I ask, was this racist or not?
Examine the ad content and you’ll find that he has described the paint job as “black” and “beautiful” and furthermore there are no pejoratives used, no crass statements or innuendos about the tail end or “ass” comparatively to a black woman’s, no jive…just user mods and maintenance.
Is it sexist? I don’t know, maybe with the whole ex-wife bit. Who really likes their ex though?; The video in it’s entirety is worth a watch. But what do you expect from a guy driving a 1964 Corvette though? Dr. Phil? The guy that has the balls to drive an effeminate muscle car, a relic of free love, cheap g(ass) and
The American Dream has clearly found his perfect woman and as it would be, she was built by a man and not in the image of God as intended.
- booradical posted this