Monday, November 15, 2010

Japanese electronics company Toshiba thinks women are bitches and hoes


T-Pain/ Toshiba TV commercial


Have you heard that rapper T-Pain, real name Faheem Rasheed Najm, now has an endorsement deal with Japanese Electronics company Toshiba? That's right, the rapper, whose lyrics are below, is now representing a supposedly reputable Japanese electronics company. The T-Pain/ Toshiba TV spot can be seen above.


Lyrics from T-Pain's song Mr. Downtown


Bust it open. Ca-ca-call call me Inspector gadget go-go dick.
Up and down on the hoe, like a pogo stick.
Go stupid, retarded but don't go sick.
Don't put me on the couch like its 106.
(gasp!) now its hard to breath.
if i fuck her on the floor I can call it shag carpeting. (get it?)
and shes a freaky thing. if i ever wrote song about her it'll be hard to sing.
she got my, tongue tied ima give her the noose.
triple cider apple phone. gotta bitch gettin loose.


It seems to me that Toshiba is saying loud and clear that they are no longer interested in having women as their customers. What else can one think when a company hires a man to represent them who makes his living referring to women as bitches and hoes?

I won't ever be buying any Toshiba products. I don't do business with companies that hire misogynists to represent them. Nor with companies that think that women are bitches and hoes as Toshiba obviously does.

Sometimes there is a price to pay for your associations. Maybe not a big price, losing one customer for a lifetime, but a price none-the-less.



18 comments:

Penny Wize said...

If there's much of an outcry, do you think this affiliation will go the way of Luda and Pepsi?

These companies know exactly what they're doing and who they're dealing with. Seems to me they don't care.

Jason said...

T-Pain looks like a coon caricature in that commercial.

I'm sure they could have come up with a better concept than T-Pain talking and spitting out food to introduce their new keyboard innovation.

It's a money game and misogyny is an accepted practice of advertising, unfortunately.

? said...

People like T Pain and Luda are popular with the the youth market. That's all Toshiba cares about: rappers can sell products.

Liam said...

Toshiba is about what all business is about, money. Rappers like tpain are about what all rappers like tpain are about, money.

tpain is rich off of calling bitches and hoes, what they are which is in fact... bitches and hoes.

real women like you val spot this and make a decision to stay away. truthfully tho, most of the tpain fans that are "women" are most likely some variant of bitch or hoe and cant afford or have little interest in a laptop anyway. im really not sure what toshiba planned to gain from his endorsement.

a loud and ignorant black man thats messy...they never change the formula do they? smh

Liam said...

and i should add to my comment that most of tpain fans in general male or female is likely to be some variant of bitch or hoe.

Moanerplicity said...

Attracting a youth-centered demographic who generally tend to be more tech savvy has to be the ONLY reason why a clown like T-Pain would be used as a Toshiba pitchman.

But as far as mass-appeal, I just don't understand the thinking nor the logic behind it. Still scratchin' my nappy over that one.

One.

Reggie said...

Full disclosure......I'm typing this on a Toshiba laptop.

What's up with the 'cooning?!?

It's disappointing to see that sort of thing in the 21st century.

Citizen Ojo said...

Oh my...

Val said...

@Penny Wize

I hope if enough people make some noise that Toshiba will get the message and get rid of T-Pain since the holiday shopping season is right around the corner.

Val said...

@Jason

I know, what the heck is that even about?

Val said...

@?

True but at some point they should realize young women should care about these things too.

Val said...

@Liam

You are so right about that formula. 'Cooning' are always in season it seems.

Val said...

@Lin

Toshiba's pr people must live in a cave to think this is okay.

Val said...

@Reggie

Cooning just never goes out of style it seems.

Val said...

@CO

Oh my, indeed.

Don said...

It really doesn't surprise me what is and what isn't as it pertains to money.

Money changes everything.

Everything.

Period.

Only until there is a mass boycott, or tirade of some sort, will this venture become ceased and deceased.

Val said...

@Don

True. You have to hit them where it hurts, in the bank account, for them to pay attention.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

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Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
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