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Wayans Brothers Episode…

20 Aug

After reading and hearing about Nivea’s miscalculated advertising campaign where they had an African American actor holding the head of an African American man with an afro …and a slogan that read ‘act like you give a damn’ I needed a break from reality. Coincidently the Wayans Brothers was on. They were doing an episode on hair. Sean wasn’t allowed to get in a club because of his hair (locs). This prompted Marlon to want to get on Public Access tv, an infomercial network station, to sell a product that makes their hair more appealing. It was called ‘Goop-Hair-It-Is’. They go through a lot to promote their product for untold riches. They even hire Gary Coleman to be their spokesperson, more like poster child! Long story short, the product failed. Their dreams for untold riches nixed. And sean had to accept his locs and not patronize that one club!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPC6uH6iUDI

I needed a far fetched story to neutralize the reality of some corporations that are still out of touch with the African American community but want African American dollars. I needed someone to make fun of themselves and ultimately the obsurdity of those who continue to use stereotypes as their basis for who WE are. I got a chuckle or two from those whacky guys; hope you do too.

Natrodisiac

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in dreadlocks

 

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2 responses to “Wayans Brothers Episode…

  1. Naturaldisiac

    August 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Babe you brought my Wayans Brothers in to support the Nivea ad…LOL you know that’s my show. but it was a great example of what was discussed on your previous blog about Nivea. It’s interesting that the show was on sooo long ago–these are just reruns—but the problem existed then too. Maybe then it didn’t hit home to me because I wasn’t on this journey but I definitely recognized it last night. As usual great read!

     
  2. Natrodisiac

    August 21, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I agree…when that something is not your BIG thing it is definitely on your radar. But as soon as it is you become a magnet to anything assiciated with your big thing. The Wayans Brothers at least took the edge off and made it laughable. They minimalized some else’s insensitivities and ignorance. Thanks for commenting.

     

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