Saturday, July 08, 2006

What is wrong with SONY people?!?

Ok Kalyan, I'll take the bait...
I don't really have the energy to expend elucidating the idiocy of this ad campaign for Sony's new PSP White. The ad says very little about the product (PlayStation Portable) but SO very much about the company promoting it. Like so many other attempts to incite ire and inadvertent interest, it has succeeded. I doubt our friends at Sony would have the balls to post that madness anywhere near a city like Atlanta. Thus, I say no more. [Link]

I mean, I totally don't understand what the big deal is. I mean, it's just about color. Like, if they had two asian girls and one was wearing red and white and the other one was wearing red and yellow and the one in red and white was gripping the crap out of the one in red and yellow's face, I mean no big deal. It wouldn't have the lingering air of several hundred years of history or anything. I mean, like what multi-billion dollar international corporations pay attention to history these days? For reals.

5 comments:

Amy said...

I can't believe they were dumb enough to even suggest this kind of campaign. It's incredibly insulting, not to mention racist!! THere are soooooooo many other ways to promote the fact that they're putting out a different colour. But maybe this kind of thing is what they wanted. Maybe they wanted controversy because you must admit, people sit up and look when they see this sort of thing!

flygirl said...

un-*f---ing*-believable. no excuse, they must be removed (or..defaced. whoops, did i say that out loud?)

sorry do these people think we're in a post-racial era where we can all make in-jokes and it be cool? morons!

Jonnie said...

Just another display of the old adage "white is right." Nothing new unfortunately.

Sister Liz! said...

I know right?!! I saw this in some person's journal. This is such a vile desperate act of marketing! Is there such a thing as reverse marketing, like reserse psychology because I know I never even thought about a portable playstation until now. In fact I'd probably be offended if somebody offered me the opportunity to play one! See what they did? (I'd be lookin crazy as hell too, lol.)

Q: You want to see my portable PS2?

A: Naw I don't wanna see your damn Playstation fool! Do I look like a Uncle Tom n*gga to you?!! ...The hell is worng with you??!!...grrrr

t.HYPE said...

That would be very funny. You should send that idea to The Boondocks.