Sunday, February 3, 2019
Check out this racist Good2Go Insurance Commercial....
I've watched a lot of these commercials, trying to pick and choose the best (worst) of them to snark at here. And I've noticed a pattern I'd like to share with you.
Again and again, whenever the Good2Go customer is black person, that black person is either a divorced guy taking the bus to see his daughter and her mother or a single woman struggling to make ends meet with little children, no father in sight. But whenever the Good2Go customer is a white man or white woman, they are simply seen as single people who talk about how difficult it is to get to their jobs without car insurance. I'm serious- I've watched a dozen or more of these ads, and it's ALWAYS the same- black person with dependent kids, or single white person just trying to get to work.
Oh, and about this particular ad- as usual, the woman here is doing everything backwards. She paid good money for a car that I guess is just sitting in the driveway or on the street because she can't afford to drive it. She can't afford to drive it because car insurance costs too much. Assuming she didn't buy a BMW or Audi, why can't she afford insurance? Terrible driving record? Terrible credit? Must be something like that. But in any case, why don't you just SELL that car you aren't using and invest that money in public transportation for which you'll never have to pay for maintenence, fuel, accidents or insurance? I mean, it's obvious that you live in a substantial urban area- why don't you use that money you could get from selling the car you can't drive without buying barely-legal, no actual coverage car insurance to take an Uber or public bus to the freaking doctor?
Probably because all of these Good2Go commercials feature boneheaded idiots who dropped thousands of dollars on IndividualMobiles without considering where they were going to get the money for the insurance. Even the ones featuring white people. But getting back to my first point- come on, Good2Go. Give me at least ONE commercial featuring a white single mom or a dad trying to catch the bus to visit his kid at mom's new place. Just ONE.