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Hints of racism in the new H&M Ad Campaign? Watch

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    maybe its just me, but i've seen a collection of the new H&M adverts on billboards, Bus stops and buses, the feeling i get from looking at them is "stick to your own kind". Theres probably about 6 different images, each has two people on it. 1 has two oriental girls, 1 has two black men, 1 has 2 white girls, and i think i saw another with two black girls on it, i mean ofcourse they are all beautiful, modeling nice clothes n all, but why are two people of the same ethnicity grouped together like that? is H&M telling us to stick to our own kind? what do u guys think.
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    Or pro-gay?
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    Do you people just go around look for racism in everything and anything ?
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    Advertising campaigns aside, on a global level most people to tend to hang around people of their own ethnicity much more than anything else.

    EDIT: Can whoever negged me please quote me and prove, if possible, that what I said is wrong. Thanks. I really don't understand why anyone could dispute it; it's not a racist statement, simply an affirmation of the bloody obvious.
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    I bet you're one of the people that think Baa Baa Black Sheep is racist.
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    (Original post by PlanetEuropa)
    Do you people just go around look for racism in everything and anything ?
    You people??!! What do you mean you people??

    :hmmm:
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    Yeah, and M&S put that black girl in a leopard skin bra set. Are they trying to say all black people are tribesmen? Racist so and so's
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    You've got to stop being paranoid about racism. According to your perspective, anything at all could be construed as offensive. They probably put the models in pairs of the same skin tone for reasons pertaining to graphic design for all we know. Actual discrimination would be H&M categorically refusing to employ models of a certain tone.

    You seem to forget that most people do seem to "stick to their own kind" as you put. Mixed couples are still a small minority. I doubt H&M is trying to give away subliminal messaging.
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    (Original post by Doughnuts!!)
    You people??!! What do you mean you people??

    :hmmm:
    Kirk Lazarus, Tropic Thunder 2008
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    Oh Wow, someone is being over analytical
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
    Or pro-gay?
    LOL, good response.
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    The campaign is actually about families. The people in the photos are siblings. I think it's on their website somewhere, but I can see how it could look odd just in print on a billboard.
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    Do you spend your time checking every advertising campaign for racism? What next, ban Nativity plays because they may offend other faiths?
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    I think the Compare the Market/Meerkat advert is clearly doing the same thing. I mean ALL the meerkats only socialise with meerkats, and there's no other species in the adverts I mean WHAT is that saying? Are they suggesting that Meerkats can only socialise with other meerkats? What about otters, or beavers? This is discrimination of the worst sort, and totally ... species-ist (?) :rolleyes:
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    Businesses should be free to do what ever they want- be it ageist, racist I don't care. Just remember, you can always stop shopping at H&M if you feel offended, and it's in H&M's <i>own<i/> interest to not be racist or else they'd be losing customers you prat.
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    Shut up.
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    Because sometimes the dichotomy provided by a multi-ethnic society just isn't what Marketing thinks will sell clothing? Who gives a "rats'..." anyway?
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    (Original post by tieyourmotherdown)
    I think the Compare the Market/Meerkat advert is clearly doing the same thing. I mean ALL the meerkats only socialise with meerkats, and there's no other species in the adverts I mean WHAT is that saying? Are they suggesting that Meerkats can only socialise with other meerkats? What about otters, or beavers? This is discrimination of the worst sort, and totally ... species-ist (?) :rolleyes:
    Papa Anton used to have to resort to comparing Muskrats.
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    The fact that you're picking up on these things just shows how paranoid some people are. I wouldn't bat an eyelid if I saw an advertising board with no white people on it, or no black people on it. Ridiculous.
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    What a stupid thread.
 
 
 
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