Saturday, July 22, 2017

VIDEO: Horrible, racist TV spot for "Darky Toothpaste"

Way back in January of 2012, Walt posted "Politically correct toothpaste makes your smile brighter", a quick history of the transformation of "Darkie Toothpaste" into "Darlie Toothpaste". Yes, there is such a product. You can still buy it in parts of Asia and in some dollar stores on this side of the Pacific, if you want to have a smile like unto that of a... errr... read the article.

Ed. has now stumbled upon this SPOOF TV commercial for "Darky Toothpaste", which some readers may find amusing. Others will surely find it offensive, but hey, snowflakes, it's not real! It's satire! I'll place it in context for you below the window.

The "Darky Toothpaste" spot was one of a series of blatantly racist commercials made for the fictional TV station "Channel Six" in the low-budget film C.S.A : The Confederate States of America.

The 2004 "mockumentary" was directed by Kevin Willmott, who drew his inspiration from Ken Burns' monumental PBS series The Civil War. It is an account of an alternate history wherein the Confederacy wins the American Civil War and establishes a Confederate States of America that incorporates the majority of the Western Hemisphere, including the former contiguous United States, the "Golden Circle", the Caribbean, and South America.

The film primarily details significant political and cultural events of Confederate history from its founding until the early 2000s. The director's intention, he said, was to satirize real-life issues and events, and to shed light on "the continuing existence of discrimination in American culture." C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America" was released on DVD in August of 2006. I'll post the trailer for you later today.

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