Subway is out with a star-studded commercial that promotes their new line-up of sandwiches and ingredients. Take a look!
I don’t want to be a party pooper or anything, but did you notice how white people swooped in and basically took over the ad? How dare they! First white-and-purple Megan Rapinoe takes over for Serena Williams. Then white Tom Brady interrupts Steph Curry to finish out the commercial. In total for this 30-second ad, white people were on screen for 17 seconds and black people for just 7 seconds. Note that Charles Barkley does the voice-over that lasts about 7 seconds.
“In wokeness we trust” must not be Subway’s new slogan, even with outspoken liberal Rapinoe, but certainly this ad could use some… refreshing. 🙂
Now obviously dissecting this ad to say it’s insensitive is a bit over the top, but you would think Subway would have tried to err on the side of political correctness, right? In other words, swap the roles and have Serena take over for Megan, and Steph interrupt Tom. Then the commercial would win some kind of Pulitzer peace prize.
How do you feel about the ad? Do you think anyone will be triggered by it? Share in the comments below!
-Out of the Wilderness