Salesgenie.com President Apologizes For Offensive SuperBowl Commercials

Salesgenie.com President Apologizes For Offensive SuperBowl Commercials

Salesgenie.com president Vinod Gupta has apologized for two offensive SuperBowl ads featuring animated pandas that spoke with painfully stereotypical “Chinese” accents and an “animated salesman named Ramesh who speaks with an Indian or other South Asian accent.”:

“We never thought anyone would be offended,” said Mr. Gupta, who developed and wrote both commercials himself.

Comcast Apologizes For 4th Quarter SuperBowl Outage

Comcast Apologizes For 4th Quarter SuperBowl Outage

Comcast is working to make things right after 8,000 customers in the North Valley lost their signal in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Ads Are Designed To Fuel Mindless Buying

Super Bowl Ads Are Designed To Fuel Mindless Buying

Companies are paying $90,000 per second tonight to get their products before our recession-fearing eyes, and they plan to get their money’s worth. Tonight’s advertisers will use an array of tactics designed with one purpose: motivating us to buy their products.

http://consumerist.com/2008/01/31/this-year-advertisers-promise-that/

This year advertisers promise that SuperBowl ads will be “fun and nice,” as opposed to the slapstick humor and in-you-face quality of many ads last year. [NYT]