4 thoughts on “NBC racist commercial compared Olympic gold medal winner Gabby Douglas to a monkey

  1. They are called Monkey Bars. They would have promoted Animal Practice the same way even if the athlete were white.

  2. That may be so; however, it at the least was a badly-timed and poorly-placed advertisement. This beautiful young athlete had just inspired our nation with a gold medal win. The video portion of the ad was offensive and the juxtaposition of Bob Costas’ inspirational message to African-American girls coupled with the audio pronouncements in the ad was horribly-timed.

  3. it’s also a men’s competition event, so it’s not explicitly racist. but it’s good that people should be sensitive of the implications of racist media – there’s too much of it already

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