The Super Bowl is this weekend, and along with the hype of the game comes the hype of the commercials. The early buzz is about a Volkswagen commercial that some folks are calling racist.
Consider This: The ad isn't racist… it's funny, and the uproar around this commercial just reinforces that we have reached the extreme for political correctness and sensitivity. Don't misunderstand, if there is mistreatment or discrimination, there should be zero tolerance. But a funny commercial that doesn't inappropriately portray ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation is just that…funny.
You can watch the video in the player below and tell us what you think.
Jamaica's minister of tourism and entertainment is reported to love the commercial. He says, "We view it as a compliment. People should get into their inner Jamaica and get happy." I agree. Maybe if everyone taps into their inner Jamaica, we'll all lighten up a little. Now, if I could just satisfy this craving for a Pina Colada.