Why Is Brando Selling Obama's Face on a @%$#&*% KFC Bucket?!

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I'm really, REALLY not understanding why Brando, purveyor of all things strange and gadgety, is selling a tissue holder looking like a certain fried chicken bucket— WITH OBAMA'S FACE on it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

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To top it off, the slightly stereotypical product has Obama dressed up like Colonel Sanders, and also features a coin bank for change. Sigh. Get it? One has to wonder whether or not they merely thought it was funny, or if they really just hate Black America. And for the record, a Popeye's bucket (despite them frying up superior chicken) WOULD NOT have made it any better. Regardless, though...WTF!

Final verdict? THAT'S RAAAAAAAACIST! [Brando]

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why can't we just accept that black people love fried chicken, indians love curry, asians like fish and mexicans like chiles?

this whole issue of stereotypes vs racism reminds me of an average relationship between an man and a woman. At first, there are inevitably some larger issues to work out - trust and honesty, commitment, respect - all the things that typically require some sort of adjustment early on.

so the man changes based on her complaints, and pretty soon, he's shed all the things that originally bugged her. but it's not over yet - nay, the list is a mile long, and the more self restrained and conforming the man gets, the less significant are the issues that she'll complain about.

'improve' yourself long enough, and you'll wake up one day to find her drawing conclusions about your relationship based on the fact that you are using a gravy spoon to eat your cereal.

the point is that stereotypes aren't any more racist (which is a hateful thing) than using a gravy spoon to eat cereal is an affront to your S.O. it's just the inevitable course this feminist-P.C. stuff takes - eventually a serious issue dissolves into a petty one, and yet, that does not stop the complaining.

and so those who nag over stereotypes - let it go. there's no hate there, at least, not in a black guy/fried chicken situation. such a stereotype isn't demeaning or dehumanizing. it's simply amusing, and uh... you'll be hard pressed to find a black guy who claims there's no basis in reality for this stereotype.