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Racist icecream?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Johnny, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny Banned

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    Racist icecream?

    here is the article

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,631018,00.html

    To translate it. The icecream "Nogger" which has been around for decades made one with Liquorish flavor and named it Nogger Black. And now anti-racist factions all over the country accusse them of having hidden racism messages in thier icecream adverts.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Necrolestes

    Necrolestes IncGamers Member

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    I can't be a racist because I hate everyone equally.

    That's just nonsense. The same thing happened here when Snapple was accused of being racist for putting a K in a circle with a tea ship on its bottles (the K, of course, stands for kosher but some radicals said it stood for the KKK and that the tea ship was a slave galleon). Everyone's so afraid of appearing non-PC that they go out of their way (and sanity) to prove it.
     
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    they are stupid
     
  4. VaN_haMMerSteIn

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    I'll drink to that!
     
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    I think people are too zealous over racism, i really don't see a problem with this, the connection doens't even immediatly come to mind
     
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    even tough its incredibly stupid to make a black icecream and call it ''nogger black'' i still dont think its supposed to be what people mistake it for
     
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    I remember hearing about a politician who once used the word *****rdly in a speech, and there was a large uproar becuase people thought it was a racist term.

    edit: the word is n-i-g-g-a-r-d-l-y since it's filtered, but not a bad word
     
  8. Johnny

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    Its not a new name.

    http://www.nhkiosk-gmbh.de/preise/eis/nogger.jpg

    Thats the original and "Black" is with another flavor
     
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    Unless its done intentionally (which I dont think) you cant say its racist. I agree its stupid, but its not racist. Personally I think its kind of funny seeing people react the way the do.

    They mention this guy in the article, Stig Wallin, a who says "It was impossible not to see it as a racist remark." Well thats ridiculous. Anyone with a hint of brains would know that GB Glace did not intentionally choose a racist-sounding name for their ice cream. Why would they? Its just silly.

    Silly, silly, silly..
     
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    It's the real racists that see racism in everything. They are the ones that see people by their skin color instead of who they are. MLK's dream has been warped into a nightmare by the very people who claim to be working to fight racism.
     
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    Ironic, no?

    The word *****rdly is censored? That's patently ridiculous. Actually.
     
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    how can nogger be racist?

    it'd be as racist as
    chunk or
    speck or
    muck
     
  13. Hippie Holocost

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    thats Nonsense. I don't Grasp the Going trEnd in tRying to find this so called "hidden racism."

    Sorry, I feel like being a little tastless today.
     
  14. AeroJonesy

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    Shut up you stinkin' jaw.

    Now I don't know much about Swedish (right?) but is that even a racial slur in Swedish, or just in English?
     
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    True Words.
     
  16. Johnny

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    in Swedish it would have to be "neger" to be racist. Its based on "nogger" being close to the english word.
     
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    that name came to the ice cream bars long before swedes could associate it with something rasistic! Its a brand, a name, and it is not even a forbidden word! there are many words that, with one changed letter, turn into something plain evil!
    grrrrrrml, this makes me upset.
     
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    Damn. Just looking at that ice cream bar makes me want to beat up a black person.

    Hold me.
     
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    Damn straight!
     
  20. NightShade

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    Quick, some one come up with some hyper racist slogan and product to remind people about ACTUAL racism as compared to percieved.
     

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