Tuesday, July 15

white people saving the world, one [disposable] nappy at a time

Now i'm not sure of the citation/reposting etiquette for blogging (now im not even sure how to spell etiquette!?)and couldnt find a 'how to' or a 'do not' on her website, but the following post was written entirely by bluemilk. I had to repost it here as it's just too bloody good. Cross-posted at Hoyden About Town.

No wonder I’m so tuckered out all the time. It is very difficult being white. We have a lot of work to do and that work starts young. White babies are saving the world even while they are wetting their nappies. That’s just how it is when you’re white, you’re always on duty. We don’t just buy any nappies for our babies, we buy special nappies from an extra special company that puts tiny, almost insignificant, amounts towards vaccines for those other babies. We like to combine our philanthropy with our grocery shopping, it saves time and it helps capitalism, which is our way of also bringing freedom to the world. We’re helping all you black people, brown people, yellow people, we don’t have time to learn all your “nationalities” so we just like to think of you as the people of the rainbow, and we love to think of you in costume, your national dress is so cute. And how cute are your babies, we love your babies? Sooo cute. Colonialism, slavery, exploitation of natural resources, missionaries, political interference, the arbitrary re-zoning of borders, sex tourism, cultural imperialism.. and 5 cents with every pack of pampers towards your vaccine program. Rainbow people, you’re welcome!



If you think I have a cold, dark heart then you will really think that after you’ve read the comments left by others about this advertisement on YouTube. Thanks Lauredhel for the Pampers tip off.

5 comments:

Rixa said...

Oh my. I can't believe they actually made the ad. Don't they realize the classist/racist/imperialist (whatever-ist) overtones of their message?

Lisa Barrett said...

OMG, I can't believe it. Now I know why I don't have a tv. What a load of tripe. But hey vaccines and pampers, we can't go wrong. Thanks For posting it K or I'd never get to see this stuff.

blue milk said...

Aww thanks.

Kel said...

Yup-it was an '-ist' frenzy, that ad. It pure cringe/ouch/oh no! Thanks bluemilk.

Kel said...

and Lisa, see what youre missing out on- all this entertainment! LOL