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    Has anybody else seen this advertisement?

    The heading reads "What happened last night".

    Clearly, although not so in the picture, the two Thai people are picturing their farang colleague collapsed drunk. They are both smirking at each other as to suggest they both know what happened to their colleague.

    I find this to be pretty fucking racist and frankly disgusting to be honest. Or am I reading this completely wrong?

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    filch, sadly the moderators are not going to be changed, if it upsets you that much try google, it has over 100 million results for Thai forums, or, you can just bitch and moan about the moderators on here.

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    I'm so angry I might write a letter .

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    I find this to be pretty fucking racist and frankly disgusting to be honest. Or am I reading this completely wrong?
    true but.

    problem is it should be written in English and given to every expat manager has he lands in Asia as a warning...

    The next one in the series should be a TEFL teaching stinking up a classroom...

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    Why would you think it was racist?

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    Of course, only Farangs go out and get smashed. The Thais would have been at the temple praying or helping their aged family members.

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    It seems to me the Thai couple are remembering last night together.
    Be careful not to be too sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    I'm so angry I might write a letter .
    You sound absolutely furious, Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Why would you think it was racist?
    It's projecting a stereotype that every farang that works here in a professional capacity is out on the piss every night. I.e. anyone (white skinned) of foreign race.

    Kind of like the same of me making an advertisement with two farang blokes looking at a Thai female office worker winking at each other with bubbles above their heads picturing her drinking half naked on a pole.

    So, you don't think it's racist?

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    ^You mean its a bit like saying every black person is a criminal? Their will always be generalisations based on the majorities behaviour

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    It's projecting a stereotype that every farang that works here in a professional capacity is out on the piss every night. I.e. anyone (white skinned) of foreign race.
    And 90% of them are.

    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    Kind of like the same of me making an advertisement with two farang blokes looking at a Thai female office worker winking at each other with bubbles above their heads picturing her drinking half naked on a pole.
    And more than a few of them are.

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    So, you don't think it's racist?
    Just a little bit.

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    No I don't think it's a racist advert, but if you feel strongly about it, then contact Leo Burnett and ask for their opinion. I would be interested as to the reply you receive.

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    Racism is modus operandi for Thai.

    Here is another commercial that would cause an outcry from the public in a real country.

    I think at the end the announcer says "Black isn't always bad"


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    Why have to work here in a professional capacity , some folk live or are retired here in a professional capacity.

    Maybe time you went home filch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call View Post
    Why have to work here in a professional capacity , some folk live or are retired here in a professional capacity.
    Because the advertisement is in a office capacity.

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    Maybe time you went home filch.
    What are you blithering on about?

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    It seems to be an advert for Heineken; which I find in particularly bad taste and offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call View Post
    Why have to work here in a professional capacity , some folk live or are retired here in a professional capacity.
    Because the advertisement is in a office capacity.

    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call View Post
    Maybe time you went home filch.
    What are you blithering on about?
    You are correct Filch , it is racist............now you can go home

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    The TeakDoor Lounge:

    This is the place for fun, a laugh and a joke and a bit of light hearted banter, come in and pull up a stool, Tell us what your day was like.

    Doesn't matter where in the world you are, we all have good and bad days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    I find this to be pretty fucking racist and frankly disgusting to be honest. Or am I reading this completely wrong?
    It's about as wrong as the cricket KFC ad that got pulled. Maybe a little 'racist' but fuk me the world would be boring if there was no piss taking based on race. The Thais love to dish it out and are quite good at it. Pity they don't take it too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch View Post
    I find this to be pretty fucking racist and frankly disgusting to be honest. Or am I reading this completely wrong
    Yes of course the ad is racist, if you were to turn it around with two White guys smirking at a Thai guy then that too would be racist.

    It's not so racist as to get upset about though, especialy considering that many of us already know that Thai people are amongst the most racist people we have ever come across, both at home and in Thailand.
    I think the Thai style of racism is less obvious and impacting on people because of the Thai unwillingness to show any confrontational emotion in public for fear of loseing face and as such their racism is very matter of fact and casual. Couple this with the Thai superiority complex that they seemingly love to nurture within their society and you have a nice little nation of racists.
    I am of course speaking from my own personal experiences with Thais both in Thailand and in the west.
    It wasn't me!

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    Oh I'm not upset. I think I sounded a little too harsh in the OP.

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    well judging by the charts behind the falang, the company is doing ok.

    the heading actually reads,

    reminder, drinking alcohol is against buddhist precept no.5


    the footnote reads

    what happened last night, you cant remember, but many other people can.


    given the reputation of foreigners here, it is hardly surprising or inaccurate to portray the falang as the drunk.

    drinking to oblivion and behaving badly in public by thais is primarily reserved for those occupying the lower orders of society, those who when drunk go on to beat their wives, drive into lamposts, pick fights and pull weapons for no reason.

    those thais holding managerial posts are much less likely to be seen in drunk in public with their knob in some ladyboys mouth and a traffic cone up their arse, like their falang counterparts.

    whereas falangs from all levels of society are partial to a skinful followed by some aggravation, carnage, violence and childish stupidity.

    this advert just takes the common view of falang behaviour, and is quite accurate.

    no racism here.

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