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That’s Racist: The Outrage Of Marco Pierre White’s Knorr Advert

by | 31st, October 2013

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THERE are times when the Guardian manages to out- Guardian even itself. The last time was over the idea that the meerkat adverts are in fact racist: something which even the readers of the paper didn’t think was a likely result. Today’s example comes in a column about an ad that Marco Pierre White did for Knorr. Basically making Jamaican chicken with peas and rice by adding a couple of stock cubes to some rice, chicken and peas.

OK, it’s a pretty dreadful version of the dish but still, this is the final verdict from The G on why this is so appalling :

Beneath the tears of laughter at the hilarity of the video was the palpable and justified anger at an attempt to disregard the expertise behind Jamaican cooking. The community’s outrage at the hot mess cobbled together by MPW as “Jamaican-style” is however not just about the misrepresentation of their culinary skills. The evident lack of respect, mingled with an intention to create a marketable product was another example of cultural appropriation for wider consumption.

Cultural appropriation you what?

Even if we were to take the idea seriously what actually is the idea? That we’ve noticed that some people over there can do something better than we can so we’re going to copy what they do. This is how every invention in the fucking world ever has spread. As have foods (from China to Italy to the world), the potato,

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