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Thursday
Feb102011

Was Pepsi’s Super Bowl Ad Racially Insensitive? Deneen Borelli of Project 21 Discusses It on Fox News Tonight

Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli is scheduled to appear on the Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight to talk about Representative Sheila Jackson Lee’s criticisms of the Pepsi Max commercial shown during last Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast.

To see the commercial, click here.

In a speech on the floor of the Congress on February 8, Lee said:

In this month of African-American history where we’re trying to celebrate what is good and great, it certainly seems ridiculous that Pepsi would utilize this kind of humor.  It was not humorous.  It was demeaning — an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman.

So it might have been less demeaning on January 31?

Deneen will talk about timing, humor, using the well of the House to parse the underlying meaning of a commercial and other things tonight at 8:00 PM eastern on the Fox News Channel.  Check your local listings for Fox News Channel on cable.  Fox News is available on channel 118 on Fios, channel 205 on Dish Network and channel 360 on DirecTV.

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