VH1 / Disturbing Commercial
I am completely offended and appauled after seeing a commercial on VH1 advertising the 'hiphop honors' show where someone is discussing the upcomming election saying that it is between 'a black guy, and a man who cant lift his arms up higher than his chest'. No matter which candidate you are voting for, I think it is easy to find a disgrace. Did the people who wrote this commercial realize that John McCain cannot lift his arms higher than his chest because of the intese torture and beatings he went through while being held a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five years. The fact that someone would use this to poke fun at him is a slap in the face to all our men and women serving, and to the many who have at one time been a P.O.W. or have family members who have endured and overcome such a horrible feat. Yes, I am a McCain supporter, but I believe that even Obama supporters should find this offensive, if not for the understated comments about McCain's injuries, but the fact that the best words they can find to discribe Obama is as a 'black man'. If you get a chance to see this commercial and are offended by it, I hope everone will write to vh1 and describe the dissapointment and disgust that comes from seeing this ad.