Pete Hoekstra’s Racist Campaign Ad Getting Even Racist-er (UPDATE)

Pete Hoekstra’s Racist Campaign Ad Getting Even Racist-er (UPDATE)

Post by Karolina Dean...Big money weave a mighty we » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:28:59


http://SportToday.org/

Pete Hoekstras Racist Campaign Ad Getting Even Racist-er (UPDATE)
If Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is trying to dig his way out of the
controversy stemming from his charming campaign ad, which aired on
Super Bowl Sunday, one observant Twitter follower's discovery isn't
helping.

Click to expand the image above and you will find that the HTML code
for the ad labels the actress, "yellow girl." Look, I'm sure this just
unintentional racism and is actually a reference to the distinguishing
yellow shirt she is wearing. Which is probably just a coincidental
wardrobe selection, like that of the Yellow Power Ranger.

We have reached out to Hoekstra's campaign for more information, but
if anyone has any information on the actress, please email

Update: Kristen Luidhardt, a web consultant for the campaign, made a
statement acknowledging that "the image in question was originally
named yellowshir*** but was mistakenly shortened in one place. It's
that simple."

The HTML code has since been updated to read:

Problem solved.

 
 
 

Pete Hoekstra’s Racist Campaign Ad Getting Even Racist-er (UPDATE)

Post by syvyn1 » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:14:56

On Feb 7, 3:28?pm, "Karolina Dean...Big money weave a mighty web"

Quote:

> http://SportToday.org/

> Pete Hoekstras Racist Campaign Ad Getting Even Racist-er (UPDATE)
> If Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is trying to dig his way out of the
> controversy stemming from his charming campaign ad, which aired on
> Super Bowl Sunday, one observant Twitter follower's discovery isn't
> helping.

> Click to expand the image above and you will find that the HTML code
> for the ad labels the actress, "yellow girl." Look, I'm sure this just
> unintentional racism and is actually a reference to the distinguishing
> yellow shirt she is wearing. Which is probably just a coincidental
> wardrobe selection, like that of the Yellow Power Ranger.

> We have reached out to Hoekstra's campaign for more information, but
> if anyone has any information on the actress, please email

> Update: Kristen Luidhardt, a web consultant for the campaign, made a
> statement acknowledging that "the image in question was originally
> named yellowshir*** but was mistakenly shortened in one place. It's
> that simple."

> The HTML code has since been updated to read:

> Problem solved.

And yet they can't refute the content of the ad.   Just use the worn
out "RACISM" dog whistle.