What Were They Thinking?
Japanese cell phone company EMOBILE recently aired a commercial that caused such a stir that they had to take it off the air. Like Geico's gecko, EMOBILE has an animal mascot as their symbol: the EMOBILE monkey. But the new ad depicts said monkey as none other than Senator Barrack Obama, replete with CHANGE! signs behind him and a CHANGE! motto flashing across the screen. The company claimed naivity about monkeys being racist imagery. And while Japan's population is 98.6% ethnically Japanese with only 1.4% ethnic diversity - what cave have they been living in?
Shock: The Monkey
Here's CNN Report on the Problem: