Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Nothing Racist or Sexist about THIS Ad. Nope, nothing at all.
In 2016 Peyton Manning retired after winning his second Superbowl in a 17-year career with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Today he continues to appear at pretty much every commercial break during pretty much every NFL game during the entire season, mainly selling Nationwide Insurance by sitting around the house or standing in line at the grocery store or driving around in a luxury car. Usually he's humming the Nationwide tune or adding different words to it, sometimes he's just tossing quips to an appreciative audience.
Serena Williams has won 39 Major Titles, including 23 Grand Slam Titles. She's won the Australian Open seven times, the US Open six times, Wimbledon seven times and the French Open three times. I've seen her in a lot more blowouts than close matches, even in the championship rounds.
She shows up in commercials every once in a while- like this one for Intel in which she grunts and issues gutteral screams of frustration because....um, because she's using an old racket, I guess. I'm sure she'd have a few lines in this ad but they were all taken by the well-dressed white guy. So just grunt and scream, Serena. If it plays well maybe we'll call you in to do another ad next year.
Yeah, we've come a long way, haven't we?