“C—- Is a Beautiful Thing” is pretty racist.

UPDATE 3: I censored the name of the song (the missing word, of course, is Color) so people will stop stumbling on this entry while looking for the lyrics.

UPDATE 2: Due to the growing number of trolls commenting, I’ve decided to close down the comments. The US is in the middle of a race war, and this is what you idiots are getting angry about? Get a life.

UPDATE: So this entry is getting a lot of hits and a bunch of butthurt fans are whining that I don’t understand the real intention of the song and that “ching chang” actually means something in Chinese. Are you kidding me? The song clearly is referring to the “I Ching,” and besides, no one listening to the song would know what “ching chang” means, you morons.

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I can’t help but notice these Behr ads for paint that prominently feature the song “C—- Is a Beautiful Thing.” It’s an anti-racism song, sure, but it’s got the following lyrics:

“Color is an I Ching chang/Fo’ sho’/Ding dang!”

Just to add insult to injury, Behr has an asian-looking woman with her baby on the screen right after that.

The song is not even that old, it’s from 1982. Why do we accept racism or sexism from cultural items because they’re supposed to be positive or beloved? They’re still racist or sexist. Positives don’t cancel out negatives. I guess the schmucks on the Left are sitting on their hands because they’re afraid of attacking an anti-racist message.

71 thoughts on ““C—- Is a Beautiful Thing” is pretty racist.

  1. J May 31, 2015 at 23:34

    I felt the same way! The first time I heard the ad I thought, “Are we in the 1940s?” Thank you for speaking up!

  2. Real Life June 2, 2015 at 21:49

    Too sensitive. Find something that is actually racist to get excited about – all these niggling petty, rants over meh level things de-sensitizes people to actual racist / sexist things.

    • Francois Tremblay June 2, 2015 at 21:52

      What, CHING CHANG DING DANG is not racist enough for you? Whatever.

      • bobbi June 6, 2015 at 11:22

        I’m 67 years old and grew up using the expression “ding dang”. It was not racist; it was what we said to avoid cussing.

  3. Jon June 3, 2015 at 20:05

    Could it be that the people that notice are rascist? Is there any possibility that someone who didnt see the world from a bigoted point of view see racism?

    • Francois Tremblay June 3, 2015 at 20:08

      Yea, I notice something racist and point it out, so that means I’m racist. Good job, moron. And all feminists are misogynists and all socialists hate the poor. Go fuck yourself.

      • sarahjaneb June 7, 2015 at 09:12

        LOL, this has always been one of my favorites. MAYBE YOU’RE THE ONE WHO’S RACIST? Like if someone isn’t shouting the n-word or beating up women then everything is fine and dandy and if you notice ever so slightly more subtle forms of bigotry then you’re the one with the problem. Yeah, makes sense. If you’re an idiot, I guess.

  4. Jennifer June 4, 2015 at 03:34

    I love this Behr commercial! It makes me happy every time it comes on and not once have I considered that it is racist. It’s just a commercial about paint color. Some people are always looking for an opportunity to be offended.

    • Emily June 4, 2015 at 12:34

      Does that mean every song with screaming in it is a bad demonic song? Wow you’re dumb. I bet a song about killing babies wouldn’t bother you if it had a nice cheery tune huh?

      • Jennifer June 5, 2015 at 14:20

        What? I didn’t make any claims about demonic music. Just said that this is a commercial about paint color. Like I said, some people are just looking to be offended. Clearly, you are one of them.

    • Francois Tremblay June 4, 2015 at 14:57

      Did you think that you didn’t consider racist simply because you didn’t pay attention to the lyrics? I mean come on, I ching chang ding dang? With an asian looking woman on the screen?

      • Jennifer June 5, 2015 at 14:22

        I did my think it was racist because it isn’t. You’re reading way too much into this.

        • Jennifer June 5, 2015 at 14:29

          That should say that I did NOT think it was racist.

        • Francois Tremblay June 5, 2015 at 16:27

          You’re an idiot. Get outta here.

          • Jennifer June 8, 2015 at 08:41

            Clever response! You’re the idiot. You wrote an opinion piece, but don’t seem to think anyone else is entitled to their own opinion. Perhaps you should rethink your pathetic attempts at writing. You didn’t even research the song. Sad. So sad!! Don’t bother blocking me with a 2-year-old-like temper tantrum because I don’t agree with you, you’re not worth looking up again.

            • Francois Tremblay June 8, 2015 at 14:06

              You are most definitely not entitled to your own opinion. What a sad, deluded worldview.

  5. Pat Merrill June 4, 2015 at 03:54

    I agree, I love this commercial and the catchy song. I didn’t know the origin until just now. Nina Simone was brilliant.

    • Jennifer June 5, 2015 at 14:26

      Thanks for the info. I looked her up too and you’re right, she was awesome. She was also a civil rights activist!

  6. Shana July June 4, 2015 at 17:29

    Get a freaking LIFE…this song is NOT RACIST…fo’ sho…

    • Francois Tremblay June 4, 2015 at 18:14

      Oh my god, shut the fuck up… Would you say the same thing if the song said “Color is watermelon… fo’ sho’… massa.” You’re the racist…

      • Shana July June 4, 2015 at 19:59

        Get a life…Start with white folks wanting to use the “n” word just because hip hoppers are too stupid to stop using it…that’s your racism…

        • Francois Tremblay June 4, 2015 at 22:11

          Okay, welcome to my ban list…

        • Francois Tremblay June 4, 2015 at 22:13

          And thank you for proving that this IS an issue of race, and you people just don’t give a shit about racism against Asians…

          • Michelle June 5, 2015 at 21:40

            Darling it’s only racism if it’s pertaining to African Americans…

            • Amanda June 17, 2015 at 09:31

              Yeah, I agree with Michelle. For Francois: “The left”, as you so politically put it, is silent because THEY don’t care about “racism” of any other form, than that against blacks. Mainly, because, if you aren’t black, you aren’t entitled to be racist. Kind of like “you most definitely not entitled you your own opinion”. An alternate viewpoint, means someone it’s entitled to their opinion, and a non-brown skin tone means someone isn’t entitled to be the subject of racism. See how the liberal point of view works? Kind of backwards, huh? If you want anyone to ever take you seriously, stop calling everyone an idiot for disagreeing, it only make YOU look like an idiot. Also, all that cussing makes you sound like a trailer trash drug whore, not a blogger trying to raise awareness. Your “style” isn’t the way MLK did his thing, now is it? He got attention in high places and his dream came true. Can you honestly say he would’ve made any progress at all sounding like you? Why do you rage against people and insult if they don’t agree with you? Why do you need to throw a toddler temper tantrum? Do you lack intelligence to debate an opinion like an adult? That signifies emotional problems, so you should maybe look into getting help for that. This song “may” be racist, because some of her other songs have a subtle connotation, from a white point of view, anyway. But, you should understand that she is speaking from a position of oppression, and anger as a result. Songs were the only way one could speak out and “defy” the system in the 50’s – 80’s. This is a completely different country than it was in the 80’s, when this song was written. From what I understand, relations were tense between the US and china in 84 when this was written. So no one cared. Even if people were offended, Nina’s right to free speech won out over people being offended, as it should be now. So, my opinion is that you shouldn’t have a PUBLIC blog and post PUBLICLY with comments TURNED ON if to don’t want someone to have an opinion. My opinion; the song is extremely annoying to me, specifically the way she sings the part in question. I came across your blog trying to see if I was the only one that felt that way. Personally, I didn’t even know WHAT she was saying, I just know her voice SERIOUSLY got on my nerves with the way it was sang. I think you should did another soapbox if you want people to take you seriously; this one isn’t going to take you very far. By the way, I AM entitled to my opinion on a public forum, or did you not know that’s what this is?? For the record, not everyone finds racism in everything. Learn to pick your battles, because the deeper meaning of “reverse racism” gets lost in not picking meaningless drivel, such as this.

              I guess in your delusion, everyone flocked to your blog with cheers and praise for speaking out against a 30 year old song and a company who really has no clue of the possible meaning of these lyrics and hail your heroism. Wait, that IS what you thought, isn’t it? That’s cute.

              • Francois Tremblay June 17, 2015 at 14:41

                Wow. I mean, yea obviously I’m banning you from the blog, but that comment was incredible verbiage.

                And no, you’re not entitled to your opinions.

  7. Shana July June 4, 2015 at 19:58

    Francois Tremblay Get a life…Start with white folks wanting to use the “n” word just because hip hoppers are too stupid to stop using it…that’s your racism…

    • Diabolicael June 5, 2015 at 22:54

      So, ignore black people being racist, so you can focus on white people being racist. That seems rational.

  8. Julie June 5, 2015 at 17:11

    Ding dang I do believe means certainly in chinese. You sure do rush to cast judgement. This song is not racist. She’s incorporating different spectrums of colors…in people. Pretty cool if you ask me:)

  9. Julie June 5, 2015 at 17:18

    Also if you listen to the whole song she does chinese, French and German I do believe. It’s a beautiful song

  10. Kim Sung Soo June 5, 2015 at 18:57

    定 当, or “ching chang” means “certainly” in Chinese. You can basically take it to mean the same thing as “fo’ sho’.” Not sure about “ding dang,” if that was maybe a colloquialism that meant the same thing as well, or is just meant to rhyme. The rest of the song is in French and German, with a similar mix (i.e. most of the section in German, then “oh oui” or “oh yes” in French). The song is meant to be bringing these languages together.

    So is it racist? Maybe, but not for the reason people are thinking, I guess. They show an Asian woman a while after there are some Chinese words, which are not at all derogatory trms. But they also show white and black people during the English parts, so…

    I can definitely at least point out Nina Simone never would have intended for the song to be taken as racist, but rather the opposite. Is the treatment of the song in the commercial racist? I suppose people could see it that way, but hopefully the explanation of 定 当 helps give the song a bit more context.

    • Jay Liu June 11, 2015 at 14:23

      I’m Chinese and speak Chinese. I can tell you that 定 当 or 定 當 in traditional chinese is pronounced “deen dang”. In Cantonese it is pronounced “duck dung” There is no way that 定 當 can ever “ching chang”.

      “Ching Chang” is a racist mocking of the way the Chinese language sounds.

  11. paul s June 5, 2015 at 20:43

    I don’t think Nina Simone would feel it was racist, let me guess your white? I wish white folks would stop deciding what is racist and what is not and let the people effected by actual racism be the judge of that. Nina Simone wrote this song prior to it’s release in 1978 on an LP.

  12. Michelle June 5, 2015 at 21:35

    as an Asian American, I’m used to stereotype comments and whatever, the song for Beher somehow rubs me the wrong way and I find it extremely offensive… Stigma much?

  13. Michelle June 5, 2015 at 21:43

    as an Asian American, I’m used to stereotype comments and whatever, the song for Behr somehow rubs me the wrong way and I find it extremely offensive… Stigma much?

  14. Diabolicael June 5, 2015 at 22:50

    Nope. I gotta agree. I thought this song must be from some musical from the 50s or something. But it’s not. It’s just ridiculously lacking in self awareness. Like someone saying, “I’m not racist. I love chinks!” and then wondering why people are frowning.

  15. Annette June 6, 2015 at 07:22

    So glad someone commented about the actual meaning of the words. Why didn’t the poster who started this article do the research. Thank you Kim Sung Soo for explaining what the meanings were. Why did that ad take on such a racist tone with the writer I will never know. Yet, was it because of the words “ching chang” and not understanding the meaning she thought it meant sometime else I won’t repeat.

    Goes to show please do your research and make sure you call fire when there is a fire. Misunderstandings cause enough problems.

    • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2015 at 12:49

      I dunno who you’re talking about… I am a guy. And I don’t think “research” is what was needed here. I don’t give a shit what it “really means.” You just proved how absorbed in absolving this stupid song you are by buying into this “research.” The song clearly is referring to the I Ching and then riffing on it, not to a word “ching chang” that no one would know anyway! Are you really that thick?

  16. bobbi June 6, 2015 at 11:34

    All you haters out there claiming this is a racist song: I have attached a file showing the song writer, Nina Simone performing this song. She wrote it in 1982. By the way, Nina and her band are all black. So, yeah, this is a very racist song.

    http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=q2Ej0c0YOQ0

    • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2015 at 12:47

      I said it was racist against asians, not black people. So why even bring that up?

      • bobbi June 6, 2015 at 13:28

        I was answering for the people on here claiming it was racist against blacks and Asians. Mainly due to the words “ching chang” which don’t mean what you think they mean and the words “fo’ s’ho” which actually, in the song, are “for sure”. Then there are the words “ding dang” which have lots of meanings but none are racist. Some meanings are sexist or bland but not racist.

        But from a man who doesn’t believe in doing research about things, I really don’t expect much more in the way of intelligent conversation or discussion. You just get to decide what things mean. Well, that proves how bigoted you are. I bet if I uttered the phrase “zo wat bena gook” (spelled phonetically so you can understand it) you would just immediately assume I was saying something bad about Asians. Actually, it’s a phrase from my ancestors which means “you no good snake”. This phrase was in our language long before we met any Asians.

        The song actually celebrates people of all colors. “Color is beautiful”, but that’s too complicated for you to understand. You might try listening to the song being performed by the amazing artist who wrote and sang it. Or is that too complicated for you, too?
        http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=q2Ej0c0YOQ0

        • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2015 at 13:35

          Like the other people who came here to tell me how wrong I am, you are grasping at straw with extreme vigor. Why? To defend a SONG? Get a grip!

          • bobbi June 6, 2015 at 15:57

            Don’t you even wonder why so many people are telling you that you are wrong? Don’t you bother reading the evidence presented that the song isn’t racist? Or does it hurt your head too much to actually read real evidence? Or listen to the actual song? You admitted that you did no research and didn’t care what the real meaning was. Quote: “I don’t give a shit what it “really means.”” You’ve been told what the song is about but it doesn’t suit your purposes.

            • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2015 at 16:03

              I did read the “evidence.” Frankly, it’s laughable. Are you seriously telling me that the expected watcher of the ad would have 1. heard the song in its entirety or 2. known Chinese enough to “interpret” the word “ching chong” (even though that’s clearly not what the song is saying)?

              I don’t believe “research” explains anything here because, unless you think that the expected viewer would do this “research,” we have to evaluate the ad as it ran, not as you’d like it to be.

              If you think you know what the song “is about,” that’s fine, but again it has no relevance to the issue at hand. Fuck you for your arrogance in coming here to berate me for not doing pointless “research,” you insufferable dickhead.

  17. Vicky June 6, 2015 at 14:17

    The commercial sounds strange to me, the pronunciations sound harsh and strike a dissonant note with the softness of the rest of the ad. If you’re going to go to the trouble to emphasize something, you would think it would be more meaningful than “ding dang”, but there we are.

    It could sound like they were making fun, but why on earth would a company like Behr, which prides itself on doing things right, do something stupid like making fun of potential customers? More than likely this is an attempt at whimsy by people who don’t really comprehend the concept.

    • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2015 at 14:50

      Watch out for the butthurt brigade, they’re gonna tell you to “get a life” or accuse you of being racist, or some nonsense like that…

    • Anna June 10, 2015 at 11:47

      Actually, behr is the company that created the nerve gas used by Nazis. I don’t think they care if people’s feelings get hurt. eather way, they could have just shown the colorfull buildings and left all people out of the commercial to avoid any controversy. I never thought of it being racist but it annoyes me. Also, i do agree with the fact that the song was written in an antiracist tone and i also agree that you dont have to do research to evaluate a commercial.

      • Francois Tremblay June 10, 2015 at 14:42

        I do believe you’re thinking of Bayer, the aspirin company, not Behr.

        • Anna June 11, 2015 at 11:55

          Oh, lol your right, sorry i was half asleep when i posted.

  18. bobbi June 6, 2015 at 15:59

    No, Francois Trembly, you are the one who keeps claiming racism in the song. There is none. But you refuse to acknowledge the truth because it doesn’t fit your fanaticism.

    • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2015 at 16:05

      Oh yea, now I’m a “fanatic.” I’m not the one who’s desperately defending a fucking ADVERTISEMENT from an accusation by throwing straw men all over the place. You and the rest of the butthurt brigade are the fanatics, not me. Get the fuck outta here, you fungus.

  19. Patti Duff Brown June 6, 2015 at 18:42

    I just came here to find out what all of the lyrics were, since the part “Color is the e ching chang, fo’ sho, ding dang” just sounded like nonsense to me. Now I know more about the song, and who wrote it. I didn’t know it wasn’t just a jingle. I never attached any meaning to those words, nor did I think for a second they were racist. (Like I said, it just sounded like nonsense to me). I find the song annoying, mostly because of the way it is sung in the Behr ad.

  20. alleee June 6, 2015 at 18:48

    The “Ching Change Chinaman” part is sung in a tone that’s meant to remind one of the Fu Manchu-type Chinese caricature. You’re supposed to think Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Inscrutable, praying hands, kimono and Cooley hat with a fu manchu mustache and beard, and buck teeth. The kind you’d see in a wartime Bugs Bunny cartoon. It’s a caricature, a stereotype. Unless you think all Asians speak with a high, whiny tone, you’re just looking for an excuse to ignore racism.

  21. bobbi June 6, 2015 at 20:25

    Why do you people keep trying to insist this is racist? She sings it in English, German, and French. Listen to the writer/singer with her band perform this song. BTW, there is no such statement in the song as “Ching Change Chinaman”.

  22. - June 7, 2015 at 16:13

    I thought exactly the same thing, as never having heard the song before. I’m not entirely sure that line is “racist,” but it is very peculiar, and incredibly annoying.

  23. Ethan Tremblay June 7, 2015 at 16:37

    Anyone who takes 15 seconds to look up the origin of the song, it makes no logical sense that it’s racist. It may have been foolish on Behr’s part to use it, since most Westerners likely aren’t familiar with Nina Simone, and might think that upon hearing “I Ching Ching…,” but that doesn’t make it so.

  24. listening1 June 8, 2015 at 11:08

    Listen to Elton John’s Island Girl.. Then tell me what you think.

  25. annaw June 9, 2015 at 07:29

    So was Nina Simone a racist?
    To me it’s a song celebrating diversity – we find what we look for…

  26. John K/ June 10, 2015 at 16:42

    I agree a 100% Francois it is offensive..! Sadly anything racist against Asians is not racist (it must be in your head or your just paranoid), I know it, I see it all the time in the workforce blacks or whites harassing Asians and its ok but harassing a black person and they scream racist, manager takes action .

    I am a white guy so I am not being bias either.

  27. Payitforward June 10, 2015 at 21:12

    When I was a child 55 years ago, other kids who where not Asian made fun of me by pulling up their eyelids with their fingers and made sounds like “E Ching Ching, Ding-Dang, Ching Chong” and saying “Look I’m a Chinaman and talk like a Chinaman”. The sound did not sound like anything in chinese and I never understood what they were saying or meant, but It was hurtful then and its still hurtful now. A few years ago, I was sitting in my car waiting on a residential street for friends to come out from their house. And there where three teenagers, two was black and the other was white and they bounced a basket ball at my car, I thought it was accidental and all I did was gasped loudly in surprised (I did not curse or use any profanities at all). All I said was “What the!” and I glanced towards the teenagers. They did not apologize or acknowledge any of their wrong doing. I then went back to my own thoughts while waiting for my friends and not pay anymore attention to the teenagers. A few minutes later, I started hearing one of the taller teenager making sounds in my directions, something like “E Ching Ching, Ding-Dang, Ching Chong”. And I saw the teenagers looking at me while making those hurtful sounds. Nothing has change over the years. The old phrase “Sticks and stones will break my bones, But words will never harm me.” is not true. Who ever said that phrase and taught others to believe in it never felt what I felt. Maya Angelou, a U.S. novelist and poet, once said “I have learned people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.”. Time don’t heal all wounds. It just eats them alive from inside out. The whole world needs to remember the fundamentals of communication; Good Manners, Good Etiquette, Good Listening Skills, Patience and Respect All. The fundamentals of good communication should always be practiced when in person, on the telephone, or in writing. Thank you all for your time.

  28. Barbara Rathbone June 12, 2015 at 08:27

    Wow, missed the Ching Chang thing in the commercial. Just looked up lyrics to see what was being said in that line. Confused me. But I will be taking notice now.
    What bothers me the most in commercial is taking a brown stone building and painting it completely peptobismal pink.
    Makes me shudder everytime because how ugly it is.

  29. baffled asian american June 15, 2015 at 23:16

    There are other subtle racist hints during the commercial. Right when the “i ching” part of the lyric is played, it switched to a yellow background (lol), and then cut to an Asian women after the “ding dang” part.

    Racism against Asians is okay because there is no such thing. There is no such thing because Asians are not vocal about it. Asians are not vocal about it because we just want to live our lives in peace. Knowing this, we get taken advantage of.

    P.S. This is not about the origin of the song, it is about how it is being used. I am just so very baffled at how people are trying to defend the commercial with something so completely irrelevant.

  30. Shelly C June 16, 2015 at 00:04

    I am white and color IS a beautiful thing. I I love this song and don’t see it as even slightly racist. I think we all need to remove the race card and just enjoy the song. After all, color IS a beautiful thing. Black IS beautiful, so is red, yellow, white and all the other colors of the earth that we were all created from. Why don’t we all just take the racist idea and throw it out and just enjoy the song from a very talented lady

    • Francois Tremblay June 16, 2015 at 00:08

      Yea, it’s pretty obvious you’re white. Only a white person would say shit like “Why don’t we all just take the racist idea and throw it out and just enjoy the song.” You can’t just pretend as if racism doesn’t exist.

    • Francois Tremblay June 16, 2015 at 00:49

      Go away, you spamming, racist piece of shit.

  31. John K/ June 16, 2015 at 21:34

    Do you know the definition for race card? exploit the issue or someone has deliberately and falsely accused another person of being a racist in order to gain some sort of advantage, especially for political advantage. Asian don’t use the race card

    As Baffled said: There is no such thing because Asians are not vocal about it. Asians are not vocal about it because we just want to live our lives in peace. Knowing this, we get taken advantage of.

    • Amanda June 17, 2015 at 10:31

      This comment is in agreement with your statement John K, but mostly addresses the comments since and the original article. Acts and statements of racism are committed against everyone, by most. I have never heard of an Asian being racist against anyone else, but I guess that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I know blacks are victims of racism at the hands of most other races. But whites are the victims of racism from mostly blacks and some others. Stereotypes float all over the place; black ones, white ones, Latin ones, and apparently Asian ones. I’ve never personally heard these things about Asians, so I guess that’s why the song is just annoying to me on a different level, like noise. I change the channel when the stupid thing comes on, so I never saw the other stuff. The company chose this song, and apparently chose how to put the commercial together. I think one or the other may have been ok, but not both. So, I do see the commercial as maybe racist. But, until someone is prepared to rant about the injustice toward ALL races; don’t say anything. I’m tired of hearing/reading “whitey”, “cracker”, that I’m racist simply for being born white, or that I have “white privilege” because I was born white. Who’s prepared to write a blog about Chris rock and his stereotypes against all races, that he makes millions off of? Whatever other comedian, musician, or entertainer that makes money off of making fun of people, just because of how/where they are born? My point is that, people aren going to take this seriously, while you ignore all of the other BLATANT forms of racism being committed every single day. Scholarships for specific races ONLY, groups for specific races ONLY, separate but equal as long as blacks and Latinos are treated special because of their “oppression”. Are we now oppressing whites to punish them for something they didn’t do? There would be no outcry of racism like the one we would get if we formed a peaceful, whites only group (such as the NAACP) or provided a scholarship that only white people have access to. Whites are literally denied access to certain scholarships because of their race, and that is ok?? I just don’t understand raging against a commercial, when there are so many more important things you could rage about. Sure, call me racist, whatever. I don’t really care. I’m just gonna leave this here…

      big·ot
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      a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

      • Francois Tremblay June 17, 2015 at 14:39

        Wow. I just had to approve these comments because of how incredibly entitled you are. This is the best demonstration of white privilege I could ever hope for.

  32. Dave Sohagi June 17, 2015 at 18:46

    Well there is a general sense that the average person who doesn’t speak Chinese may not understand that I Ching and Change and ding dang are entirely innocuous terms. People with racist proclivities will hear what they want to hear. Some will hear a nod nod wink wink we’re making secret fun of Chinese message. Others may realize that it’s also sort of playing with the sounds of the words, which is an entirely valid form of poetry/lyric. So we have to ask a question – do we stifle creativity so that some cackling miscreants will not get encouraged to feel that it’s O.K. to be racist or do we allow that so others who DO resonate on the intended artistic wavelength are allowed to hear what the artist and producers of the commercial are expressing? There is no right or wrong answer. It is a koan – a question which is intended to elicit pondering as a response. My own feeling is that it was a good commercial and very sweet. That being said I understand why Behr pulled that part of the ad – because they didn’t want to offend anyone – that is just good business sense. Too bad it places money/prissiness above artistic courage.

    • Francois Tremblay June 17, 2015 at 19:12

      Are you really that stupid that you think the Coolie stereotype is innocuous? What in the hell does that have to do with speaking Chinese or not? It’s a racial stereotype, not Chinese, you asshole. That’s about as stupid as calling blackface a makeup choice.

  33. Adolf June 18, 2015 at 10:20

    That’s the best part of the song. Racism rocks!

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