If only morals and taste had been the targets, the producers could easily have found white actresses who are less obviously Nordic than the golden-locked Sheridan, but Nordic is what the ad's producers no doubt wanted. For that matter, if you only wanted to take a swipe at morals and taste, you could find a black woman to rip her towel off or replace Owens with a famous white athlete (there are still a few).
But that wasn't the point, was it? The point was not just to hurl a pie in the face of morals and good taste, but also of white racial and cultural identity. The message of the ad was that white women are eager to have sex with black men, that they should be eager and that black men should take them up on it.
... the ad's message also was that interracial sex is normal and legitimate, a fairly radical concept for both the dominant media as well as its audience. Nevertheless, for decades, interracial couples of different sexes have been sneaked into advertising, movies and television series, and almost certainly not because of popular demand from either race. The Owens-Sheridan match is only the most notorious to date.
There are 1.1 million interracial marriages in the U.S., by the most recent U.S. Census. I wasn't aware that the normality of these relationships was still an unsettled question in the mainstream press.
Surely there can't be another syndicated columnist in the U.S. fulminating publicly against race mixing. I don't know whether to applaud Creators Syndicate for publishing such an offensive commentator or picket their offices.
I thought equal rights for homosexuals was settled but in some circles it apparentely is not. Interacial dating also seems to be debated in some circles. I think the U.S is far less tolerant than some of us believe
Hmm, seems Mr. Francis missed his anti-paranoia shot when he wrote this column. Could it be that the marketing people decided to use the best-known player and actress in the skit? And the most recognizable Eagle happened to be Terrell Owens.
By the way, interracial relationships is still an issue in some areas. For some interesting observations, spend some time in a rural crossroads heavily used by urban/suburban travellers. It's an eye-opening experience.
Francis could be in competition for "the world's oldest virgin" and Yes I think the whole species is inbred, not enough diversity. Yet I wonder why the locker room ad didn't feature a caucasion guy with a dark skinned woman? Didn't they have a towel to cover that fine booty!?!
I couldn't care less about his "aryan" cultural issues or Lewis Farakan's either. Once again I do notice that many caucasion males are characterized as dorks on the boob tube. Now many of the dorks, I mean white guys, I know are quite interested in liasons with multi-ethnic partners but when it comes down to offspring the large marjority of the world sticks to their tribal identity. Same race, same religion, same economic strata, etc., hence my unprovable belief that the species is inbred.
Now back to the topic. Why is this guy getting paid to write such kneejerk nonsense? I'm not getting paid to write this! Still not getting paid!!
The article is actually pitifull in the way Francis trys to legitimize himself by attacking Eisner/Disney. With the money Eisners got he probably ****ing more tail of all wonderful persuasions than Hugh Hefner!
As a white guy I really don't need another white guy going dork all over the media. Can you imagine how you feel if came out pro-sexuality and inter-racial sex in his article? It would have been liberating for many uptight whiteys.
Francis should be the first victim of "Conversation Killer."
Applaud them while picketing their offices. Gets both messages out, and might even get you a spot on the local or national news!
I think I like Mr. Francis in the "mainstream media" We can keep our eye on him.
I need to take a little "America time" off...
As a partaker in a 20-year interracial marriage, I have only this to say:
It's Twue! It's Twue!
Okay, I'm sorry, but did you expect me to take that nutjob seriously?
Thanks for pointing it out Rogers. Holy mad cow, this country is going to hell in a handbasket. But not for the reason the self-anointed Holy think.
You know what the shame of the whole thing was? They didnt' use Teri Hatcher. I don't know if any of you guys have taken a long, hard look at Nicolette Sheridan's grill recently, but she is a major skank. I feel sorry to T.O.
Dang! Samuel Francis, settle down it is just a sexy promotional video. I hope Samuel doesn't watch cable... he'd really freak.
heh. The only place I could find the Francis column with a Google search was at Nazi.org. I kid you not. My search was for a unique phrase in the third para "shows blonde white sexpot Nicolette Sheridan" and Google could only find it at the Nazis' hangout. Good grief. Doesn't anyone remember how Bush and Rice snuck away from the press to go to Iraq by pulling their baseball caps down to look like a "normal couple" and I'm pleased to say THEY DID.
The promo shined the light on an ever-strong presence of racial sensitivity that should have been removed 30 years ago. Those behind the promo really don't care about that, though. Their goal was controversy, not social commentary.