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What Did You Mean When You Said “Hang Ten”

January 18, 2011

And now for today’s Faggot of the Day.

I’m sure you’ve already seen this ad. It’s been going around the internet pretty quickly. You can see the ad in an article about the ad here.

The ad is for a surfing products store having a Martin Luther King Jr. Day sale. The ad features the following text: “RESPECT. MLK SALE 20% OFF ALL BLACK PRODUCTS.”

This sale is not promoting racism amongst people, but it does imply that black things have twenty percent less value than similar things of different colours.

The ad also features a doctored photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in a wet suit.

So, for today, the Faggot of the Day is… me. I was going to award the Faggot of the Day to the Thalia Surf Shop for their tasteless MLK sale but then I couldn’t help myself by titling the post by referencing lynchings. So, for taking a tasteless silly advertisement way too far, I am today’s Faggot of the Day.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2011 7:20 pm

    Ha! Hysterical!

    it’s the bad kind of hysterical

  2. Riot Kitty permalink
    January 19, 2011 12:29 am

    That is bizarre.

    And quite possibly bogus

  3. January 19, 2011 12:59 am

    I was scratching my head wondering, “WTH?” and had to go back to the top to see the title.

    Too subtle?

  4. January 19, 2011 6:33 pm

    Eh could be worse. They could have a white sale at Bed, Bath, and Beyond on that day.

    I bet those sheets with the eye holes sell a bunch during those sales.

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