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Interracial Couples in TV Ads

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Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by moldyoldie » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:14 am

It's heartening to see the emerging preponderance of interracial couples in TV ads these days, not to mention the occasional gay and/or lesbian couple. The medium has come a long way since we saw Capt. Kirk kiss Uhura on the lips. :eek ( :razz )


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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:16 pm

It's been happening for a few years now, and it will continue to increase in the coming years.

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by km1125 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:36 pm

It's one thing to intentionally underrepresent a faction, and it's another to intentionally overrepresent.

Neither is good.

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:08 pm

Regardless of race, most of the couples are middle class. They ignore the working class. It's like our demographic doesn't exist.
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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by moldyoldie » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:52 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Regardless of race, most of the couples are middle class. They ignore the working class. It's like our demographic doesn't exist.
Don't you have TV lawyer ads in Canada? They practically own the local airwaves here! The testimonials, whether or not intentional, all seem to be coming from working class individuals. How do I know? I don't. :hat
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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by Deleted User 14896 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:38 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Regardless of race, most of the couples are middle class. They ignore the working class. It's like our demographic doesn't exist.
What is it with you and classes?

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by paul8539 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:32 pm

I have no problem with inter-racial couples. One of my girlfriends (Philippino) is married to a white guy. One of my white buddies is married to a black girl.

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by Bobbert » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:56 pm

I think they are forced and distract from the message. I'd guess that a black person would probably rather see an all-black couple or an all-black family than a mixed race couple.

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Post by Deleted User 14896 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:50 am

Bobbert wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:56 pm
I think they are forced and distract from the message. I'd guess that a black person would probably rather see an all-black couple or an all-black family than a mixed race couple.
Myself, I don't notice it.
I remember the infamous Cheerios commercial. I'd probably seen it 3 or 4 times before reading (maybe here) that there was a Twitter controversy about it. Then I paid closer attention and finally noticed.

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by craig11152 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:44 pm

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:38 pm
Turkeytop wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Regardless of race, most of the couples are middle class. They ignore the working class. It's like our demographic doesn't exist.
What is it with you and classes?
The worst part is he has a moving definition of "working class" so he gets to decide who is in and who is not.
I no longer directly engage trolls

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by bmw » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:34 am

km1125 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:36 pm
It's one thing to intentionally underrepresent a faction, and it's another to intentionally overrepresent.

Neither is good.
Speaking of intentionally overrepresenting a faction, in home security TV commercials, apparently only white people rob houses:

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Also, if you ever seen a Michican State Police PSA telling people all the consequences of driving drunk, you'll notice that the person playing the drunk person is ALWAYS white.

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by billmich88888 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:20 pm

and always a male, even though it takes only 1 -2 drinks for 130# female to be "over the limit" - it doesn't play well on tv to show a cop speaking meanly to a female

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by Bobbert » Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:48 pm

billmich88888 wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:20 pm
and always a male, even though it takes only 1 -2 drinks for 130# female to be "over the limit" - it doesn't play well on tv to show a cop speaking meanly to a female
On Highway Patrol in the 50s, there were plenty of bad gals, and Broderick Crawford spoke very meanly to them, but you'd never see a female criminal shot. Even then, they knew there was a line you couldn't cross.

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Re: Interracial Couples in TV Ads

Post by paul8539 » Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:47 am

It seems that women never get busted for drunk driving.

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