This commercial for Cablevision’s “Triple Play” (cable TV, broadband and VoIP) offends me. It offends me not because it belittles my proud (?) heritage, but because it doesn’t go far enough in making Hispanics look like shiftless, VoIP-loving, beach-going, party-throwing, tiny-car-driving maniacs. (Have you been to Queens lately? Not too far off the mark.) I mean, I often wear a white suit while holding two platinum telephones and watching the latest fútbol match. Well, I actually do watch soccer from time to time, but that’s a coincidence.
How does Cablevision, my former cable provider, get away with this ad without Some Group threatening to boycott?