July 06, 2006

Is this racist?

Sony's new ad campaign for the White PSP uses an interesting method of showing the difference between the two available models…

But is it racist? It seems slightly provocative, especially considering the recent history of racial tension in Holland, where the advert's being displayed.

Personally, it's evocative, maybe deliberately controversial, but would it have caused the same furore if it was the other way round??? Probably not. Especially in Holland, it seems like a bit of a daft idea to me. But then, as they say, all news is good news.

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  1. I might have lived in the UK for too long now, but I really don't remember much racial tension in Holland. Well, at least not in a black and white kind of sense. The "racial" tension in Europe mainly comes from desillusioned migrant workers and their offspring, plus the coinciding misunderstandings between western society and islam. It's as much in England as it is in Holland or any other EU state.

    06 Jul 2006, 14:32

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