Japanese airline pulls 'racist' commercial

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/01/21/is-this-japanese-airline-ad-really-racist/

    All Nippon Airways, the largest airline in Japan, says it plans to revise a television commercial it aired featuring a Japanese actor wearing a blond wig and large nose to portray a Caucasian.

    The commercial, which aired in Japan over the weekend, sparked a flood of calls to the airline by customers and foreigners living in Japan who accused the carrier of promoting racial stereotypes.


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    Here's the commercial:

     
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    Gaijin power!
     
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    Now that I have watched the video, as a blonde big-nosed white guy, what compensation am I eligible for? ;)
     
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    私はタレントだそう従って外人だ.

    @Simon, when I lived in Japan it became clear the entire hyperbolic dimensions of being foreign were amazing/outrageous. I did think about designing T-shirts with that phrase:

    外人力!

    When I get done with the cartoon LX340 and the "experienced frequent flyer of international airlines" design I'll get back to it.
     

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