steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Offensive EU-funded videos - an occasional series

I can't remember whether I posted here about the racist Kill Bill style ad that was released earlier this year, which shows the EU as Uma Thurman, seeing off some aggressive BRIC stereotypes. If not, "enjoy":

I thought the EU couldn't top the offensiveness of that video, but it's just had a jolly good try with the trailer for its (otherwise laudable) campaign to get more women into science: "Science: It's a Girl Thing!"

So, that's racism and sexism covered. What will the next video be about, I wonder?

ETA 23.30, 22 June 2012. It looks as if the Science video has been hastily pulled. (Gee, I wonder why?) However, it had already been mirrored, so I've changed the link to the mirror site, so that you can see where the tax money went...
Tags: gender, links
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