If you haven’t seen the racist China bashing ad that Republican Pete Hoekstra ran during the Superbowl, here you go.
The ad doesn’t make a lot of sense, but since it’s a big topic of discussion within the US-China set at the moment, I figured I’d get it out there for your consideration (or amusement, anger, frustration, etc.).
Hoekstra is running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan, a state where unemployment and China bashing go hand in hand. Add that to the Republican predilection towards racism, and really, the ad should not have caught anyone off guard.
I know, I’m not being fair. Not all Republicans are racists like Pete Hoekstra. But as I believe Bill Maher put it, if you do happen to be a racist in America, you’re probably a Republican.
There has been a flurry of outrage over this, certainly more attention than it deserves, but what the hell. The latest “news” is that the image of the girl in the ad was labeled “Yellow Girl.” No, seriously.
I hope they paid that girl well. She may end up needing psychotherapy before this is over.