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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 30 Jun 22 11.29am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

Thanks a million for your response. Really insightful. Almost become fun, in a bizarre way, to study the adverts by way of seeing just how far they are willing to stretch this nonsense.

Now I wish I could link to it, and am beginning to wonder if it was in fact a product of almost wishful thinking on my part but I am sure I once saw an Argos Xmas ad that had the standard black family with a white, dwarf, girlfriend.

Made me grin from ear to ear.

Best time of the year to get an acting job if you're a dwarf at Christmas.

I'm genuinely on the look out for a "diverse" version of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs appearing somewhere soon, if it hasn't already. The very name Snow White will obviously be offensive to some, and quite how the all male, white, same height dwarves have survived for so long is incredible.

The only one that would be allowed to remain straight and white would be Dopey.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 30 Jun 22 12.03pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

I'm still laughing at:

3. a homeless halfwit

My Palace shirt-wearing days ended 31 years ago when Mrs YT came on the scene and somehow decided she liked me.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 30 Jun 22 12.14pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by mezzer

Best time of the year to get an acting job if you're a dwarf at Christmas.

I'm genuinely on the look out for a "diverse" version of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs appearing somewhere soon, if it hasn't already. The very name Snow White will obviously be offensive to some, and quite how the all male, white, same height dwarves have survived for so long is incredible.

The only one that would be allowed to remain straight and white would be Dopey.

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Look no further!

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 30 Jun 22 3.31pm

Originally posted by mezzer

Best time of the year to get an acting job if you're a dwarf at Christmas.

I'm genuinely on the look out for a "diverse" version of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs appearing somewhere soon, if it hasn't already.

Snow Black and the Seven Giants!

 

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 30 Jun 22 4.53pm Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Originally posted by YT

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Look no further!

None of them look like they're playing Happy.

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 30 Jun 22 5.49pm

Originally posted by mezzer

None of them look like they're playing Happy.

And there appears to be eight of them

 

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View eritheagle's Profile eritheagle Flag Erith 30 Jun 22 5.55pm Send a Private Message to eritheagle Add eritheagle as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

And there appears to be eight of them

Maybe one of them is playing Snow White.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 30 Jun 22 8.30pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by eritheagle

Maybe one of them is playing Snow White.

Playing the system more like

 

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BlueJay Flag UK 30 Jun 22 8.34pm

Originally posted by eritheagle

Maybe one of them is playing Snow White.

More than likely

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 30 Jun 22 10.13pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I've noticed on TV adverts that about 50% of the people now appearing are black.

A couple of points worth considering

a) only 3% of our population are black i.e. of Afro Caribbean origin

b) 2% of the UK population is of pakistani origin, and 2.5% is of Indian origin, and yet these ethnic groups get nowhere near the same representation in TV advertising as the black population.

There doesn't appear to be any proportionality.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 30 Jun 22 10.24pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

I've noticed on TV adverts that about 50% of the people now appearing are black.

A couple of points worth considering

a) only 3% of our population are black i.e. of Afro Caribbean origin

b) 2% of the UK population is of pakistani origin, and 2.5% is of Indian origin, and yet these ethnic groups get nowhere near the same representation in TV advertising as the black population.

There doesn't appear to be any proportionality.

Your post would suggest a degree of rationality, sensibility and alignment to reality from the media. I don’t think any of those are requisite for alignment to zeitgeists.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 01 Jul 22 12.40pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

You see the following in quite a lot of adverts. Tv Advert for Boxfresh. At a relaxed meal time there’s a white father, a mixed race mother and a few mixed race children with the same skin tone as the mother.

After that there’s an advert for Ocado with with a maybe thirty something black woman with a short twisted haircut I wouldn’t know the name of. How many Ocado or grocery delivery drivers are black women?

 


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