Hello Uncle Ben,
After viewing your latest (UK) TV commercial for your Sweet & Sour Sauce product I felt it necessary to open up a dialogue with you regarding a number points in the advert that don't quite hit the mark for me and (I hazard a guess) thousands of other persons of Chinese origin, and not to mention Indian, and Mexican persons who have been parodied featured in your advertising campaigns.
You see (perhaps I am putting my humble neck on the line by nominating my good self as spokesperson (at least for those of Chinese origin), I feel you need to know that:
- We don't all do Kung Fu.
- We don't all ride bicycles everywhere
- The girls don't really wear those long cheong sam any more (and we don't all have long plaits either).
- The boys don't really wear those pyjama style clothes any more.
- We don't all mix up our "R" and "L" letters. In your latest ad the Chinese pyjama style clothing clad (see point 4) high kicking Kung Fu men (see point 1) are clearly heard to exclaim "Rondon!" instead of "London". I might be showing off my own personal grasp of the English language by saying out loud "Linda Lovelace Loves her Luscious, Lollopy, Long Legs", but I just wanted to show you (as a Chinese female myself) just what is possible! Amazing innit!
- Oh, and I myself wouldn't eat your poo poo Sweet & Sour sauce let alone serve it to anyone I love (Chinese or otherwise) for fear of being laughed out of my kitchen. Perhaps your other sauces might be quite palatable, but I won't be sampling them as the taste of your Sweet & Sour sauce and your accompanying tv ad have combined to leave a (dare I say) sour taste in my mouth - sorry ha ha! I couldn't resist :)
Yes I know Uncle Ben, you are not the only organisation to revert to lazy lame-ass stereotypes, but Uncle Ben, this time I choose to vent my 5 foot temper on you because each time I hear that Chinese Kung Fu bloke say "Rondon" (see point 5) it's like a cheese grater running across my nips, Hiiiigh-Yaaaaooouch! Anyone for Pizza tonight?