I’m sitting here watching the Super Bowl, mostly for the commercials as I do every year. Well, I just saw one from some website I’ve never heard of called SalesGenie.com that literally left me speechless. You can check it out yourself by going to their website and clicking on the commercial with the panda in the sidebar.
Suffice to say, it’s one of the most offensive things I’ve yet seen. If you didn’t bother to watch it, it features two pandas talking in stereotypical, heavy Asian accents, talking about trying to raise their sales with the website. Part of what makes it so offensive is that the website itself has absolutely nothing to do with pandas, Asia, or anything else; it’s apparently just a gimmick to make the commercial memorable. I guess a larger company would have some sort of internal check to make sure this kind of crap doesn’t happen, but what this company was thinking totally eludes me as it is.