We have all heard by now that “black women can’t find a man”, right? I Goggled the statement “black women can’t find a man” and got back About 20,700,000 results (0.30 seconds). Looking at the Goggle results, I’d say it’s safe to assume that we have ALL heard it.
There was a PepsiMax commercial last night during the Super Bowl that kind of irked me. Here it is…
The commercial is irksome because somebody at PepsiCo seems to think it is okay to do a Superbowl Commercial mocking the relationship between black men and women, using the stereotypical angry black woman, who (oddly enough) happens to be a dark skinned black woman. When was the last time a dark skinned sister got a spot in a Superbowl commercial? Let me refreash your memory, Superbowl 2010 when she was a single mom, whose son beat up a black man she had a date with.
You also have the stereotypical weak black man being chastised by the angry black woman (supposedly over his diet, except he ain't fat).
Enter the stereotypical symbol of beauty in America, the skinny blond young white woman, who the stereotypical weak black man can’t resist gawking at. Child please, nothing ticks the stereotypical angry black woman off like a stereotypical weak black man looking at a stereotypical skinny blond young white woman. Of course the stereotypical angry black woman assaults the stereotypical skinny blond young white woman (it’s an accident though).
The irksome commercial ends with two stereotypical black people sneaking off after committing a crime against the stereotypical skinny blond young white woman.
I'm sure many of you will think I'm over thinking this, but in my opinion, this commerical BITES BIG TIME!
That's fine Pepsi, have your laugh at the expense of black women and what you ASSume their relationship is with black men... I drink Coke as do most black women - stereotype that.
... by the way PepsiCo owns FritoLay who holds the brand Doritos. I think I see a pattern developing over at PepsiCo.