Chinese restaurant advertisement in Kuwait

Discussion in 'Members Corner' started by LurkerBaba, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. LurkerBaba

    LurkerBaba Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    6,769
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Location:
    India
  2.  
  3. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,754
    Likes Received:
    3,273
    Location:
    Modindia
    .....because nothing proves authenticity of Chinese food than an Arab slanting his eyes.
     
  4. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    They are mocking the Chinese because of the eye configuration that the Chinese have.

    Just not done, more so when the Chinese are so kind to them.

    Maybe the Arabs are worried that they will give pork in the Chinese food since pork is the staple for the Chinese.
     
    venkat likes this.
  5. The Fox

    The Fox Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    Bangalore
    i have one word for this add ................. Racism
     
  6. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,524
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Not so "racism" AFAIS. Take it easy. As for pork it's eaten worldwide except in a few religions/cultures.

    Halal foods are also well received here. Ningxia is even recognized as a source for halal foods export.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    The issue is not hallal food.

    It is drawing the eye corners to make fun of the Chinese small and elongated eyes that look like slits.

    That surely is most objectionable.

    I think the Chinese are very sensitive about this. For instance, in one of the posts where a Chinese poster was overlooking what I had written, I appended the Beatles song, "Open up Your Eyes Now, tell me what you see". It was purely an English figure of speech. The Chinese claimed that it was racist and raised a hornets' nest.

    Hence, the indication of slit eyes as Chinese is what is objectionable.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,524
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Ok, cultural shock? When I (or most Chinese I guess) first saw this ad, I thought this guy, with fingers pointing to his temples, meant he's smart , a gourmet makes a good choice - Chaomian (chow mien?).

    Chinese, divervised in appearance, are not so sensitive to "eyes".
     
  9. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Good that the Chinese don't mind this type of a ad.

    This should be a nice ad to show how Chinese goods run the US.

    [​IMG]

    Slit eyes and buck tooth!

    I sure feel uncomfortable with this type of an ad, no matter how intelligent some may feel it is!
     
  10. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,893
    Likes Received:
    3,688
    Location:
    Bengaluru
    I dont find any racist intent here - the Arab guy is not mocking rather appreciating chinese food.
     
  11. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    China
    gourmet, chaomian which is root cuase of Indian gang rape?
     

Share This Page