Japanese McDonald’s Ad Campaign Makes Fun of White People

Well, this is an example of the tables being turned: after all the talk about the role of two sushi chefs being portrayed in an American KFC commercial, a McDonalds ad campaign in Japan is drawing criticism after featuring an ad making fun of white people. The ad features Mr. James, an awkward gaijin who messes up the Japanese language and loves his McDonalds, even though he lives in, you know, Japan. It’s drawing ire — and a writing campaign! — from a group called FRANCA, a nonprofit group representing non-Japanese residents in Japan. They have a blog too, right? Do they have eight bloggers and talk about interracial relationships?

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog, littleyellowdifferent.com, for seven years.
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