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Nnedi Okorafor, PhD @Nnedi
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This is fantastic! 😃

Also, whoever made this commercial has definitely seen the movie Life of Pi and I am delighted.
If you can’t understand why this was banned, you’re not paying attention. 😒 Come on.
“... banned by the South African Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) following it's ruling that the advert makes a 'mockery of the struggle against colonialism'.”

“Perhaps, as two Twitter users point out, the reason as to why the Big John advert has been deemed offensive is because the tables have been turned and a Black man is now at the helm of power instead of a White supremacist.”

“Perhaps”. Everyone is being so polite about it, lol.
Perhaps South Africa still has some...issues with race and this ad is using humor to poke directly at those, uh, issues and some people with, uh, issues don’t like that.
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