You are right, Juba. In any other country, it would raise a stink. Oh, wait, not in any Asian country.
Yes, that is just an advert for a popular cellphone firm here. There is a discussion on this in the Open Forum too.
My Taiwanese friends who have seen the commerical say it is just funny and fun and no harm intended. i knew it was a business ad when i first saw it, even though I can’t undersand the words. CAKE, yes that was only hearsay, and wrong wrong wrong. SMILE. that was just a silly advert. Not a public Service announcemnt against foreigners.
Look, everytime an advert here uses a Catholic priest or a funny foreigner or a black man or whatever, do we have to call FOUL?
no, it is just the creative side of the ad industry. and maybe with a pinch of taiwanese humor added in too.
Relax cake, this is just creative advertising. No harm intended, no harm done. And the boys in the ad are celebrities now! Cool!
BTW, AMOs, you said one of your mates was in the ad. can you ask him or tell us here, how he got the gig, how they found him, how much he got paid, was it a fun shoot, etc? Just for enjoyment of a good story.
And speaking of ads, right now, there’s this cool advert on TV, every 10p minutes or so, featuring 8 foreigners dressed up as jail criminals in black white striped uniforms, for some cellphone or electronics outfit. can’t understand what they are saying, but very funny, and each felon is unique. Who are these guys? A new hip hop group in town from overseas or just the usual suspects? Spin and 45?