Thursday, December 04, 2003
UNCLE BEN'S RICE NOW COMMITS RACISM AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MIDDLE-AGED, CAUCASIAN MEN, BY ENDORSING VIOLENCE AGAINST THEM!! WATCH THE UNCLE BEN'S RICE AD DESCRIBED BELOW..........AND WRITE TO Uncle Ben's IF YOU AGREE THAT VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION HAVE NO PLACE IN AMERICA
TO: UNCLE BEN'S::
I am repulsed by your new advertisement, in which people are throwing rice at a wedding.
The message of one of your TV ads is that Uncle Ben's endorses the commission of gratuitous violence against men by women, and is even suggesting that it's "cute". A woman is shown striking a man in the face with her handbag as they both demean themselves, grovelling about on the ground for bits of dirty rice which has been processed by Uncle Ben's.
There is a growing insensitivity towards men by women, and by the companies which are vying for the woman's share of the marketplace. It is disgusting that Uncle Ben's has chosen to join the women who think it is acceptable to display and commit violence toward men.
At the end of the advertisement, another man is thrown down the steps by the crowd of people. The men being beaten are white, and middle aged.
No women are being beaten in your ad. No black people, no Asians, no Hispanics......just middle aged white men.
It is also generally deemed "ecologically wrong" to throw rice at weddings because of the harm it causes birds who eat it.
This ad is highly offensive to ALL people, and so is any company, organization, or person which so clearly endorses ANY type of discrimination and disrespect, and violence again ANY person.
I'm emailing this letter to as many newsgroups as I can.
Uncle Ben's is worse than Darkie Toothpaste when it comes to cultural and racial insensitivity.
A nationwide apology to ALL Americans should be made, and it should address the issue of discrimination against middle aged Caucasian men. Uncle Ben's is cynically turning one gender against the other in order to "increase market share"
It' s a very good thing that Uncle Ben's doesn't manufacture handguns!!