A white dude brings his Asian-American girlfriend to a poker party. A white dude hits the town with his Asian girlfriend. A white solider talks to his pregnant Asian wife as she undergoes a sonogram. This white dude-Asian lady combo seems to be a thing of late in Western advertising—a familiar ad trope, if you will. As The Washington Post points out, the depiction tends to go one way: white dude and Asian lady. As The Washington Post points out, this trend—which isn't new—has caused some Asian American activists to raise objections, apparently contesting that it casts Asian American women as "playthings".
Commercials Archives - Jackfroot
Though we know their iconic faces and taglines , we know so little about the actors behind TV's most memorable commercials. Get to know more about the spokespeople selling you insurance, fast food, mobile plans and more. Remember the Bugle Boy Jeans Woman? In the '80s, guys hoped all it would take to snag a drop-dead gorgeous woman like her would be to slip into a pair of these now-extinct jeans. But there's more to British model Annabel Schofield than just denim curiosity; she had her own production company.
Racist commercial is sparking outrage around the world
Or Kmart. Or Snapple. That guy is actor Aaron Takahashi and through no master plan of his own, he has become the unofficial Asian American King of Commercials. By his own count, he has appeared in 50 commercials in the last 10 years.
One detergent company in China is facing backlash from around the world for a new blatantly racist ad. Qiaobi, a Chinese detergent company, released a commercial which shows a Asian woman doing laundry. A black man appears and they begin flirting. When he gets closer, she puts a Qiaobi laundry detergent pod in his mouth and then shoves him into the washing machine. The man then emerges as an Asian man and the woman is full of joy.