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« on: May 20, 2013, 17:36 »
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Has anyone else noticed how racist the blog post about North Korean propaganda at GLStock is? I mean, I am all for poking fun at the Kim's silly regime, but stuff like Asians having small penises, Koreans all working in nail salons and Asians eating dogs?!

Don't get me wrong. My girlfriend is Asian and the two of us privately joke around with cliches all the time. But this is not that, this is someone thinking those insulting concepts are okay to throw around publicly because here the particular target is universally considered to be the bad guys. And this is on a company blog. I am shocked, to be honest. I don't think this is the sort of outfit I want to be contributing to.

Here's the link: http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/anti-u-s-north-korean-propaganda-art/


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 17:43 »
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I think this post is more of a historical context. I'm sensitive to things like this as well. Regardless, you should post a comment on that blog objecting, however.

Has anyone else noticed how racist the blog post about North Korean propaganda at GLStock is? I mean, I am all for poking fun at the Kim's silly regime, but stuff like Asians having small penises, Koreans all working in nail salons and Asians eating dogs?!

Don't get me wrong. My girlfriend is Asian and the two of us privately joke around with cliches all the time. But this is not that, this is someone thinking those insulting concepts are okay to throw around publicly because here the particular target is universally considered to be the bad guys. And this is on a company blog. I am shocked, to be honest. I don't think this is the sort of outfit I want to be contributing to.

Here's the link: http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/anti-u-s-north-korean-propaganda-art/

« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 23:18 »
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it's not propaganda, they're just political posters of the NK Army.

i mean have you seen what kind of trash posters where used by the US Army until the 60's ?

and indeed, always these stereotypes about small di-cks and bla bla bla, it's getting boring and a waste of time considering asia is beating the west in pretty much any industrial field nowadays.


« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 11:46 »
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Not trying to stir the pot, but I believe that the OP was referring to the comments under the posters rather than the posters themselves.

« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 13:48 »
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 16:28 »
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Not trying to stir the pot, but I believe that the OP was referring to the comments under the posters rather than the posters themselves.

Yeah, sorry, I seem to have been less than clear on that. I mean, OF COURSE the posters are racist...

« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 16:32 »
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it is a bit pointless to attack over a nation..for any reason.

By the way, all those posters are cool if ignore the political topic.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 08:15 »
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but stuff like Asians having small penises, Koreans all working in nail salons and Asians eating dogs?!


Most of Asians have little penises (1), a lot of Koreans work in nail salons (2) and many Asians eat dogs meat (3)
They are facts, and there is absolutely nothing racist in this

(1) the size is not important. Important is the way you use it
http://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=3073
(2) Probably because they do it better than other people
(3) And with this? It is a cultural fact. In some countries they eat beaf or pork and in other not, and what is the problem??

We should stop instrumentalize racism for any reason

(note: I did not give you this "-1")

« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 08:19 »
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Do you really still believe in american propaganda?

« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 08:29 »
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Do you really still believe in american propaganda?

I have removed my original response out of respect for the rest of the forum members.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 08:32 by Mantis »

« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 08:55 »
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Maybe I'm just insensitive, but I didn't see anything racist in the posters or the commentary.  The posters were just the usual attempts to portray an enemy as a devilish brute, the comments seemed pretty tame to me, certainly nothing racist.  Most countries have promoted similar nonsense against their enemies, and technically we are still at war - the North Koreans still seem to be anyway, although I doubt most Americans could locate North Korea on a map.  In both cases they were referring to people from a single country and not a race so I don't think the posters or the comments even could be racist.  Looks like the North Koreans need to get out more - the US military hasn't worn uniforms like those since the 1950s and is now much more diverse with people from many races, including those of Korean descent.


 

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