Racist commercial

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Racist commercial
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Arturo Diaz

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Posted 5 years ago

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Can you elaborate? Which one?
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Don

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Orale hermano, calmate y explicanos lo que pasa... but honestly, I am from latino decent and I find nothing racist about the Koodo commercials O.o
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Any of the commercials that have the stupid luchador. Imagine if there was an aboriginal they were making fun of, how much of a stink would be made over the commercial. But because the Hispanic community is not as large or vocal they feel they can use the likeness without anyone getting upset. Well I live in Canada, I am of Hispanic origin and I am offended by the commercials. We don't all speak like that.
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Exaggerating a little bit there buddy. The luchadores are long gone and no longer represent the mexican culture at all. If you are offended by these commercials well you will have to remain miserable for the rest of your life because you probably are too sentimental. All of my Quintero family find the tabador quite amusing... You need to lighten up hermano...
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Maybe you are just too sensitive.....I am a full-fledged Canadian with Lating blood and this doesn't bother me at all. But I guess you might take issue with the Cleveland Indians whose mascot is an aboriginal. :-)
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Hi Arturo... I respect your point of view but I have to say that personally I love El Tabador... Yes, I am Latino, Yes, I came to Canada as well while ago, I am extremely proud of my culture... You may take the good part of it, and whatever is bad, just let it go...
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Too sensitive? This country doesn't know what to call an aboriginal, native, first nations. The luchador has a hispanic accent and is a fool in the commercials. Let it go, what is next? For a country that prides itself of being open minded it amazes me that it allows commercials that make fun of one demographic when there is another that is off limits to any comedy, or discussion.
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For a country that prides itself in being open minded, you seem to have a close-minded view
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So you feel that the only demographic being 'made fun of' in any commercial, television show or comedy routine is hispanic? By your logic, portraying any human character as a fool is automatically racially motivated. Lighten up, you'll live longer and enjoy life more.
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hey timo and tyler its me
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I'm offended that Wendy's doesn't accurately portray redheads. I'm also offended by the fox hunt for obvious reasons.

Does it state ANYWHERE in any Koodo commercial that El Tabador is accurately portraying ALL individuals of hispanic origin? No. It's a commercial with an animated character. How about those skittles commercials? I'm offended a contractor won't make me a door with skittles falling out of it.

His voice sounds like Antonio Banderas. As a heterosexual man/fox, I still find that sexy.

By the way, calling a luchador "stupid" does mental damage to his profession.

Are you also offended by Speedy Gonzalez?
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When it comes to comedy in general, there are no limits. When it comes to tasteful humor, that can be trickey as Koodo does want to hit most, if not all, demographics. We can't make everyone happy and it is unfortunate you are "inconvenienced" by this commercial. Humor is an attractive trait for all, from commercials to personal relationships. If you see El Tabador show up on your television, change the channel. Since the invention of the television, commercials have been a huge part of broadcasting. You wouldn't believe what they got away with then. Jokes against women, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. Guess what all those offended people did, they moved on. I don't mean to be a jerk about this but I have seen too many people claim offense to the most ridiculous things. As Starfox mentioned, I have seen legit protests against Wendy's for the whole redhead situation....
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I vote for this guy to be our next mascot...



Oh right.. copyright infringement and the possibility of rubbing our francophone friends the wrong way... but hey if it sells phones, who cares right?

How about a real Canadian iconic symbol...



Or even this guy... lol!

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Wow, Timo. You just dropped a knowledge bomb there. Awesome
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I want to give him a star for it....
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Im offended that Timo is knowledgeable. :-P
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what about la tabadora ( agirlfriend ) and the kids would be the little tablets
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El Tabitha ;-) little tablets lol
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hey tyler c what about el tabadora ???
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I'm Native and I find it more offensive when Native groups make a big deal over things that they really shouldn't. By the sound of it alot of ppl feel the same about their ethnicity which is good to see. It's jokes and should be taken as such, lighten up you only live once and your more than welcome at the back of the bus it's not like your being denied anything. Times have changed you don't have to fight the good fight anymore.
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I'm a Canadian of Bosnian-Serb (and a bit of Croat) heritage and I wish that our stereotypes were as benign as an adorable luchador.
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I think you diaz have two much time on your hands to complain about a commercial!! There is a lot more important things in this world to voice your opinion on and not to get upset over somthing as stupid as a cartoon commercial. Get a sense of humor
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This thread has been dead for 6 months. In fact, you would of had to had search to find this thread. Don't post in topics that have no activity.

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