Racist 1960s Jello Commercial Shows How the Chinese Were Introduced to Spoons

I know, this ad was from the 1960s, so let’s put it all in context: No need to be boycotting Jell-o over this; instead, what we have here is an interesting view back in time as to what was generally considered acceptable in a mainstream American television commercial.

That said, what do you think is most racist about this commercial?

Wow. That’s a lot to choose from. Maybe I should have asked what’s NOT racist about this commercial? Aren’t you glad there are no racist TV commercials on today? (And while we’re at it, does anyone know what 十様蔗露 means?)

(h/t: ProfessorEric)

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